Graduate Diploma in Primary Science Teaching (Level 7)
OP7610Closed to new enrolments
Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.
Study type Trimester
Cost$4,380 NZ Domestic
*This qualification is currently being offered fee-free. Administration fee applies, refer to the fee free offer tab.
This programme is made up of eight courses from the Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Curriculum) and Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Leadership). These courses will give you the confidence to teach and inspire your students about science as well as advocate for science within your school and community. The course material is also appropriate if you are a lower secondary school (Year 9 and 10) teacher. You can choose to enrol directly into this programme or get started with the Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Curriculum).
OP7610 Graduate Diploma in Primary Science Teaching (Level 7) is closed to new students. Please click on the link to find out about other education related qualifications available at Open Polytechnic.
All current students will need to be enrolled into their final courses by Trimester 3, 2018. The programme will be closing after Trimester 1, 2019.
Fee Free Offer
We are currently offering this qualification fee free. Please refer to the Fee free offer tab below to read the criteria and Terms and Conditions.
What you will learn
This qualification has been developed to:
- Increase teacher confidence in their science knowledge and understanding
- Improve capability to respond to science teaching challenges, including bicultural and multicultural contexts, and the changing technological landscape
- Improve leadership capability to sustain improvements in science teaching and the contribution of science to society.
All three qualifications have a workplace component. Specific activities in the workplace may include:
- Compiling and commenting on local curriculum documents, or offering alternatives
- Critiquing teaching and learning resources
- Observing /commenting on classroom activities and their outcomes
- Designing, implementing and evaluating learning experiences
- Conducting practice-based research
- Promoting/explaining science and science teaching to colleagues and the community.