Primary Science Teaching

Open Polytechnic have developed three Graduate Primary Science Teaching qualifications. They have been specifically developed for in-service primary school teachers teaching in New Zealand primary school.

Teachers who undertake a Graduate Primary Science Teaching qualification will benefit from:

  • Increased confidence in their science knowledge and understanding
  • Improved capability to respond to science teaching challenges, including bicultural and multicultural contexts, and the changing technological landscape.
  • Improved leadership capability to sustain improvements in science teaching and the contribution of science to society.

Although all three qualifications can be enrolled in separately, they have been designed so that teachers can begin their study with a Graduate Certificate before applying to credit their study to the Graduate Diploma.

 

Course code Course Graduate Certificate (Curriculum) Graduate Certificate (Leadership) Graduate Diploma Availability
76301 Science behind the Living World

Yes

  Yes Open for enrolments
76302 Science behind the Material World Yes   Yes Open for enrolments
76303 Science behind the Physical World Yes   Yes Open for enrolments
76304 Science behind the Planet Earth and Beyond Yes   Yes Open for enrolments
76305 Doing Science to Teach Science Yes Yes Yes Open for enrolments
76306 Approaches to Science Teaching   Yes Yes Open for enrolments
76307 Challenges of Science Teaching   Yes Yes Open for enrolments
76308 Championing Science   Yes Yes Open for enrolments

 

For more information and to enrol, visit the individual qualification pages:

OP7611 Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Curriculum)

OP7610 Graduate Diploma in Primary Science Teaching

OP7612 Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Leadership)