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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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New Cert in Sport Coaching: expertise for any coach

New Cert in Sport Coaching: expertise for any coach

Tailor-make your own programme! This is great for current coaches, athletes and parents with courses such as Athlete-Centred Coaching for Team Sports and Sport Nutrition.
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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

Teaching through a Sport Pathway

Bachelor of Sport Coaching graduates can make great teachers.

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Timetables, Orientation and Coursegroups

Timetables, Orientation and Coursegroups information

These pages are for students who are in the process of enrolling, or who are currently enrolled. If you have not yet enrolled please visit our Apply Now pages.

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL)

One-year MTESOL Degree starts in 2016

The MTESOL is ideal for people who wish to teach English in other countries, or who want to specialise in English language education.
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Master of Teaching and Learning

New one-year teaching Master’s degree

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.

2015 UC Education Mud Run

2015 UC Education Secondary Schools Mud Run

A record-breaking turnout this year. Thanks to all the participants and also to Dream Media for the video - it really highlights the amazing costumes. Which one is your favourite? Watch now

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


Congratulations to the College Research Award Winners

11 December
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Gail Gillon is pleased to announce the following College Research Award winners:

  • Emerging Researcher of the Year Award:  Dr Laurie McLay
  • Research Excellence Award:  Professor Richard Light
  • Research Team Award:  Professor Angus Macfarlane and Dr Sonja Macfarlane

Congratulations to the inaugural graduating Master of Teaching and Learning class

3 December
Students of the new, intensive, one year Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) course have published their inquiry based research in the Journal of Initial Teacher Inquiry. This open-access journal will be of genuine interest to pre-service teachers, classroom teachers and teacher educators alike. Each article is concise and has undergone a robust peer review process in order to ensure high academic quality and rigour. We believe these articles are a testament to what the MTchgLn graduates can achieve when asked to examine classroom practice through a teaching inquiry based lens. Read more

Mature students thrive at UC

Changing careers can be daunting, particularly when change requires university study. Nearly half of the students at the College of Education, Health and Human Development are over the age of 25 years. Our students talk about the deciding factors in their career change and what has helped them achieve in studies. Read more

Dean’s Awards available for EC Master’s students

1 December
The UC College of Education, Health and Human Development is celebrating the launch of the new Early Childhood endorsement in the Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) programme by offering 10 Dean’s Awards for students who enrol before 11 December 2015.

UC is the only University in New Zealand to be selected by the Minister of Education to offer the Early Childhood endorsement at the Masters level. UC’s selection to offer this new pathway recognises a strong reputation and considerable commitment to high quality early childhood education.

In recognition of this exciting development, UC is offering 10 Dean’s Awards of $3,000 that will enable Early Childhood MTchgLn students to pursue a one-year master’s degree for a similar cost as a graduate diploma qualification.

The MTchgLn programme is run in collaboration with Canterbury early childhood centres with a key focus on the support of diverse learners, including Māori and Pasifika children, English language learners, children from low-socioeconomic backgrounds and children who experience special learning needs.

Enrol now and become well positioned to be a future leader in early childhood education. For more information on this programme or an application form visit or contact

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