Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Primary Mathematics Teaching (Level 7) (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code OP7901

This programme is made up of eight courses from the Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Teaching (Curriculum) and Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Teaching (Leadership). These courses will give you the confidence to teach and inspire your students about mathematics as well as advocate for mathematics within your school. The course material is also appropriate if you are a lower secondary school teacher. You can choose to enrol directly into this programme or get started with the Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Teaching (Curriculum).

Qualification update

New Students

OP7901 Graduate Diploma in Primary Mathematics 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.

Current Students

If you were already enrolled in this programme in, or prior to, Trimester 3 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course to complete your qualification.  Please note, you must successfully complete your last course/s by the end of Trimester 1, 2020 to be awarded this qualification.

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.

  • Level 7  
    Credits 120 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • 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.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and statistics that underpin aspects of the New Zealand mathematics curriculum that are relevant to students you are likely
    to teach
  • assess the effectiveness with which particular learning experiences address fundamental mathematics concepts and understandings about the deterministic and stochastic nature of mathematics
  • design and deliver learning experiences that support and inspire students to understand mathematics and
    statistics concepts.
  • identify and prioritise challenges and opportunities in mathematics teaching, and devise strategies to meet the most significant of these
  • contribute to the field of practice-led research in mathematics teaching

Workplace learning

This programme has 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-led research

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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