A pharmacist, a pilot and a professional rugby player - all retraining as teachers under new model of immersive education
Hands-on learning programme offers career changes to candidates and helps address the country's teacher shortage
Auckland, August 2021 – A new model of teacher education currently in place at several Auckland secondary schools is set to address the country’s critical teacher shortage with its unique focus on immersive and innovative learning in key subject areas.
The Auckland Schools’ Teacher Training Programme for the one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching was developed jointly by a group of 12 Auckland secondary schools and the University of Waikato last year, with the first cohort of 24 trainees based in the group’s range of co-ed, single sex, public and independent schools this year.
"New scheme sees trainee teachers immersed in classroom - and fees covered
A new postgraduate scheme would see training teachers complete their studies while immersed in a school environment – for free.
Twelve Auckland secondary schools have been working with the University of Waikato on a new model of teacher education."
"University of Waikato launches new graduate teacher program
“This unique opportunity uses our recently approved graduate and post-graduate diploma programmes. It provides an enriched school context for a cohort of students to be immersed in while completing their teacher education programme.”"