International Education
Study Opportunities

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.
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Careers for UC Education

High employment rates for UC Education graduates

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Overseas Opportunities 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.
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Overseas Opportunities for UC Education graduates

PE Teachers DO get jobs

Graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Development 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 .
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Applications are now open for teaching programmes

Application forms for 2016 teaching programmes available here.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)

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.
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Master of Teaching and Learning

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.
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More Education

More Education

Discover what studying Education is like, what placements involve and hear how Susannah enjoyed learning to be an Early Childhood teacher at UC.

2014 UC Education Mud Run

2014 UC Education Mud Run

Absolute muddy magic. Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2014 UC Education Mud Run, on a stunning Sunday afternoon.

Canterbury secondary school students, you are amazing! 

Referee reports for teaching applicants

If you have been selected as a referee for a prospective student please click here for the relevant form.

Undergraduate referee report

Graduate referee report


Upcoming events - Regional Open Evenings

If you are interested in studying at one of our remote centres or live near New Plymouth, Rotorua or Nelson and want to discuss your distance study options, come to one of our Regional Open Evenings.

NZ educators among the world’s best

New Zealand’s teaching profession is amongst the most highly trained, best qualified, and most experienced in the world, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. Read more here.

UC Education News

The College of Education, Health and Human Development is an exciting, thriving place. Our students and staff accomplish an incredible range of achievements and our programmes offer a wide range of unique experiences. Click here to find out what’s going on at UC Education.

Cell phones an integral part of learning

30 April 2015
PhD education student Mazhar Syed says universities and schools are realising the advantages of cell phones as an integral part of learning. Read more

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?

Associate Professor Susan Lovett"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

Encouraging volunteering at all agesWhat 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