University Of Canterbury Education

There are many exciting and rewarding careers in education that require well-educated and skilled practitioners. We will equip you to make a positive difference to the lives of children and adults, and their communities. Our graduates are sought after nationally and internationally and have a very high rate of employment.

We offer flexible, specialised programmes in Teacher Education (at all levels), Educational Studies and Leadership, and Youth & Community Leadership that employ the latest innovations in teaching technologies and e-learning. Many of our courses can be undertaken on-campus, by blended learning, or distance learning options.

We look forward to supporting you in the next step of your lifelong learning journey.

Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako. School of Teacher Education

  • We offer a wide range of innovative, applied and relevant qualifications for all levels – from undergraduates to industry professionals who want to develop their skills.

Research groups and centres

  • Our researchers are changing the world.

Educational Studies and Leadership

  • Studying for an Education major or minor will enable you to develop your skills and abilities as an individual learner, will help you to understand how people learn and also analyse the politics of contemporary education issues in society

Youth and Community Leadership

  • The Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership (BYCL) degree will empower you to make positive and meaningful contribution to your community.

Postgraduate programmes and professional development

  • We offer a highly supportive, vibrant environment in which to undertake postgraduate study, taught by academics who are recognised both nationally and internationally as leading scholars and researchers in their fields. 

Distance and regional study

  • Our distance study programmes make university study possible for students who cannot access a local campus. Students can study the programmes listed below part-time or full-time while they work, care for family, or pursue other interests. 

Education Plus

  • UC Education Plus provides tailored Professional Learning and Development (PLD), training and consultancy to teachers and leaders in Primary and Secondary schools, Communities of Learning (CoL) and Early Learning Centres.

Centre for Assessment and Monitoring

  • We provide high quality entrance testing, value-added assessments and surveys for New Zealand schools and run the annual Kiwi Science, Mathematics, English and Spelling competitions. 

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