UC Education Students are packing their bags. From teaching in China and Japan, to Sport Coaching internships in Australia and teaching placements in Rarotonga, the opportunities are endless.
High employment rates for UC Education graduates
Overseas Opportunities for
UC Education graduates
Some UC graduates seek employment opportunities through agencies which place teachers into positions around the world.
PE Teachers DO get jobs
Graduates from the College of Education at the University of Canterbury have exploded the commonly held myth that PE Teachers don’t get jobs. “It’s simply not true” says Education lecturer Dr Jenny Clarke .
Let them read trash - engaging reluctant readers
Professor Jeff Wilhem explores the pleasures and psychological satisfactions that 'trash' texts provide. He looks at ways to leverage these texts to promote more engaged and proficient student reading. Watch here
New Master of Specialist Teaching degree for 2015
An extension of the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching, the new Masters degree is a further 120 points with the last 60 points of the masters totally from home.
New one-year teaching Master’s degree for 2015
This exciting initiative offers graduates the opportunity to gain both a master’s degree and provisional teacher’s registration in one calendar year.
Discover what studying Education is like, what placements involve and hear how Susannah enjoyed learning to be an Early Childhood teacher at UC.
UC Education News
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UC researcher studying chronic pain
16 April 2015
Dr Bronnie Thompson, who graduated with her PhD this week from the School of Health Sciences, has been examining how one in six New Zealanders live with chronic pain. Read more
Cricket App is Right on the Ball
6 April 2015
Carl Peterson (Sport and Physical Education) was in The New Indian Express talking about his recently developed new app called CricketPlaybook.
Teachers of Promise - where did they go?
"Simply retaining teachers in itself is not enough," said Associate Professor Susan Lovett, joint author of the Teachers of Promise project. "We want to have the very best teachers for kids in our schools. These are the people we need to nurture and support."
Published last year, the study took 57 third-year teachers recommended by training organisations and principals as being "highly promising" and followed them for six years. Sadly, it was discovered that our best and brightest young teachers are quickly leaving the profession because of frustrations over too much paperwork, insufficient pay and a lack of career options in front of classrooms. Read more
How families contribute to children’s learning and development in early childhood
Free Prestige Seminar presented by Professor Marilyn Fleer, Monash University
Wednesday, 29 April, 4.15pm to 5.30pm, L1 Lecture Theatre
This lecture will give a snapshot of how families positively contribute to their children’s development through a series of case studies. Examples will show everyday maths and science at home, discuss how schools change family practices at home when establishing homework routines, and show how what families do influences children’s learning at school.
Professor Judith Duncan
The College of Education mourns the passing of our colleague Professor Judith Duncan on Thursday 26 March. Read more
What if... Education included community participation alongside literacy and numeracy?
Presented by Associate Professor Billy O’Steen 15 April 2015
What role and responsibility does the New Zealand educational system have in educating students to be active participants in their communities?
More than 30 years of research on kindy kids and primary, secondary, and tertiary students has proven that volunteering, when integrated with academics, yields better academic achievement, more engaged citizenship, and deeper personal growth.
To view this lecture click here