Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Professional Development (PGCEPD) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development (PGDEPD)
On this page:
- About the PGCEPD and PGDEPD in Education
- Programme Requirements
- Entry Requirements
- PGDEPD - MEDPSYCH Pathway
- How to Find Out More
These two qualifications are an excellent way to get started on postgraduate study, allowing you to focus on your area of interest in education and gain a postgraduate qualification. These programmes offer:
- a recognised postgraduate qualification
- an opportunity to upskill at your own pace
- flexible course delivery options
- an opportunity to apply for the MEd.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development may be awarded with Merit or Distinction. This applies to all candidates who enrol for the PGDipEdPD from Trimester 1, 2012 and those who graduate in 2012.
If you achieve a B average in your course work and gain a minimum B+ for EPSY 501 Research Methods in Education and want to continue your studies, you can apply for admission to the MEd.
Classes are held in the late afternoon or as block courses over several days or weekends, or offered online, allowing you to continue with other commitments.
PGCEPD: two courses from the Postgraduate Education Schedule are required for completion of the Certificate.
PGDEPD: four courses from the Postgraduate Education Schedule are required for completion of the Diploma.
Students are encouraged to include EPSY 501 Research Methods in Education as part of their programme, particularly if they intend to enrol in the MEd.
For more information on postgraduate courses, see the Schedule of Postgraduate courses for 2013.
The Ministry of Education offers TESOL Scholarship funding for two education courses that make up the Faculty of Education’s Certificate of Education and Professional Development.
Entry requirements for both programmes are:
- BA in Education, or
- BEd or similar teaching degree, or
- Undergraduate degree and either a Diploma of Teaching or appropriate educational experience, or
- Advanced Diploma of Teaching, or
- Evidence of extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.
Students who wish to complete the PGDEPD as a pathway to the MEDPsych must obtain a B+ or above in EPSY 501 (Educational Research Methods) and an average of B in the following courses: EPSY 512 (Culturally-centered Educational Psychology Practice); EPSY 513 (Evidence-based Practice); and one course from EPSY 505, 506, 508, 521, or equivalent courses to be accepted by the Associate Dean as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study.
Students who have a Psychology degree may gain approval for admission to the PGDEPD from the Associate Dean (Academic), by emailing address with details of their degree, a copy of their academic transcript, and why this programme is of interest. If approved, the prescribed programme of study for the PGDEPD will be EPSY 512 (Culturally-centred Educational Psychology Practice), EPSY 513 (Evidence-based Practice), EPSY 501 (Research Methods in Education) and an option course (i.e., EPSY 505, 506, 508, 521). Students who have completed PSYC 325 (with at least a B+ pass), should complete EPSY 585 in lieu of EPSY 501.
- Part-time: one-two years.
- Full-time: half a year.
- Part-time: one and a half-two years.
- Full-time: one year.
For more information about the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Education and Professional Development contact:
For the latest information prior to enrolment, check the online Course Catalogue: www.victoria.ac.nz/home/catalogue
Email online at: www.victoria.ac.nz/enrol