Professional Development - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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Professional Development

UC offers a wide range of professional development programmes and support services for teachers, schools, other organisations and the community. These programmes are offered on campus or by distance study (Flexible Learning Option).

More information about enrolment is available at Application for Postgraduate and Professional Development Programmes in Education.


Before you can be enrolled in your courses, you need to be approved into the Award. Please check requirements and attach the required certified documentation with your Postgraduate and Professional Development Programme Application for 2015 (PDF, 655KB).

You will also need to apply to enrol by phoning the UC Contact Centre (0800 827 748).

TeachNZ provides a number of Study Awards, Sabbaticals and Study Support Grants. Applications are usually due in June and July for the following year of study. More information is available on the TeachNZ website.


Teacher Upgrade Qualification

ICT In Education Qualifications

Special Education Qualifications

Hōaka Pounamu

Literacy, Languages and Children's Literature

Masters Programmes

Educational Leadership Qualifications

Child and Family Psychology


Adult Education

UC Education Plus (previously called Teacher Support Services)

The primary role of UC Education Plus is to provide quality professional learning and development to educators working in schools and early childhood settings within our regions.

Associate Teachers

Associate teachers of the University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development may be eligible for some remission of fees. More information is available on the Scholarships page.