School of Teacher Education

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Welcome to the School of Teacher Education. Our school provides a range of undergraduate and graduate initial teacher education programmes, as well as offering three postgraduate qualifications in the PGDipED through endorsements in Literacy, Teaching and Learning Languages, and Hoaka Pounamu. We are committed to providing exemplary programmes for teachers, supervisors, curriculum specialists, and other professionals pursuing careers in education both in on-campus and distance deliveries. For more details, please review the course offering pages.
Our staff are experienced educators with a passion for teaching and for their subject area specialties. They work across a range of teacher education programmes and teach early childhood, primary, secondary, graduate and postgraduate courses. Many are curriculum and assessment leaders with national profiles who contribute widely to the education sector. Staff in the school are also engaged in a variety of research initiatives aimed at enhancing educational outcomes for all students that align with family and whānau aspirations.

Contact Us

School Office

Phone:+64 3 364 2339
Email: School of Teacher Education
Physical Address: Wheki Building (please see the campus map for directions)
Postal Address:

School of Teacher Education
College of Education
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Head of School

Professor Letitia Fickel

Room: Wheki 174
Phone:+64 3 345 8460
Internal Phone: 44460

Administrative Staff

Shelley Toms-Elder

School Administrator
Room: Wheki 175
Phone: +64 3 364 2339
Internal Phone: 6339

Programme Coordinators

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching (EC)

Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

Upgrade to Bachelor of Teaching and Learning

Postgraduate Diploma in Education Endorsement Programme Coordinators

Hōaka Pounamu

Teaching and Learning Languages