New Zealand College of Education

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New Zealand College of Education
NZCOE Auckland International College
Motto By Teaching, We Learn: Building Dreams Since 1992
Type Private, for-profit, coeducational
Established 1992 as a language center; 2011 as an undergraduate provider
Affiliation Catholic
President Andrew Portman
Academic staff
108
Administrative staff
32;
Students 237 undergraduate; 491 diploma; 618 certificate
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Campus Auckland CBD
Website http://www.nzcoe.ac.nz
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New Zealand College of Education (NZCOE) is a small college that provides undergraduate and graduate programmes online and offline. NZCOE is a short course, certificate, diploma and undergraduate college of education located in Auckland, New Zealand. It was established on 1 September 1992 as a provider of short-term language programmes.

History[edit]

Since 2011, the only undergraduate programme at the college that students can study is the Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages while, most of their other students begin study at the certificate or diploma level. In 2017 the college introduced equal-fee structures for certificate and diploma level international students, thus allowing foreign students to pay tuition fees at the same level as local students.

In 2017, the Auckland campus recognised the international need to offer a standardised English learning and teaching programme that was accepted globally. As a result, the New Zealand College of Education began formal talks with the Sydney College of Business and Technology (SCBT) to incorporate their English learning and teaching curriculum with that of the New Zealand College of Education; as such, in August of the same year the New Zealand College of Education now has a Memorandum of Understanding with SCBT to teach on their (SCBT) behalf as an official learning center. As a result, the English learning and teaching programmes at NZCOE are fully accredited and recognized by an overseas office and thus, no longer use a standardised New Zealand recognised curriculum.

As an educational institute with a strong focus on the provision of a Catholic education, the New Zealand College of Education ensures continuing education development for lay people and for the local community with its emphasis on Catholic studies. Since 2010, NZCOE has provided certificate, diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses in Catholicism, Philosophy and Religious Studies with the option of studying completely online or at their city-based campus in Auckland.

Since 2017, NZCOE has started providing the Bachelor of Theology as their first full undergraduate programme with a focus on religion.

For all programmes of study at NZCOE, the college provides Continuing Professional Development accredited programmes that are fully approved, accredited and recognised with the CPD Accreditation Group, thus allowing for students to collect core units towards the national curriculum. One of the guiding principles of CPD Accreditation is focused on updating core skills, keeping abreast of new developments and the part it plays in an individual’s career, an employer’s overall performance and the protection, promotion and enrichment of the public at large, across the globe.

Programmes[edit]

NZCOE has a number of programmes for foreign language learners who wish to undertake study in the English language, and a number of English teaching programmes that provide theory and practical tuition to students wanting to teach English abroad.

The college has a number of short term courses available such as e-government, psychology, politics, and many executive business courses.

While the English learning programmes are designed to match international standards, the college also supports online English to reach a global audience. [1]

Most bachelor level curriculums at the New Zealand College of Education have at least one or two subjects based on Maori culture, the arts, and other social sciences with a New Zealand influence.

Approved Tutor Programme – international partnerships[edit]

Over the past year the New Zealand College of Education has initiated an Approved Tutor programme that supports freelance ESOL and TEFL teachers/tutors (in any country), as well as small to medium size institutions that have a focus on English teaching. This initiative encourages those who are involved with teaching English to second language learners to become certified with NZCOE and provide their leaners with an accredited certificate by the NZCOE, as well as providing their learners with a structured curriculum – an issue which is often missing for many freeland tutors. There are many benefits to the programme, as tutors will benefit from partial and full scholarship along with their leaners through online programmes with NZCOE.

Although the tutor (or institution) is not charged for joining the programme and application is free and simple, NZCOE does charge each registered learner (through the tutor) to cover the cost of certification, documentation and EMS or DHL worldwide delivery. The current charge is $20 NZD per learner, and supports the programme's instructional programme and learning support materials which are also provided to all tutors and leaners [2]

European Global School, Paris – France (EGS)[edit]

From September 2018 onwards, the New Zealand College of Education entered into an affiliated partnership with the European Global School, Paris – France in response to a growing demand for European qualifications[3]. The programmes are developed, administered, managed, assessed and taught by the New Zealand College of Education and include either online, blended or campus-based qualifications. These programmes have a European influence on the curriculum, they can be studied from anywhere in the world, and all students (both domestic and international) pay the same fees for all programmes. While the qualifications are government recognised and approved by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research[4]; they can also be completed faster.

The available qualifications include bachelor, master and doctorate level qualifications recognised by the government.

All bachelor level programmes have three types of study plans, of which a student chooses one in order to complete the programme. Study Plan A requires the completion of a thesis, study Plan B requires the completion of a mini-research report (or, Independent Study Report). While study Plan C requires that only the coursework be completed. The total number of subjects are different dependent on the choice of study plan. Plan C is the fastest route to completing the programme, as it requires the student to only complete assignments of which there are usually only 2 to 4 for each subject.

Most master level qualifications require the completion of a 21,500 word thesis, except for the Master of Arts programme which requires the completion of either a thesis, an Indepedent Study report, or the coursework only. The Master of Arts (TESOL) programme can be completed in as little time as 6 months, while others may take up to 1.5 to 2-years[5].

All PhD level qualifications require the completion of either coursework and a dissertation (thesis), or submission of a 60,000 to 105,000 word dissertation only – this is to faciliate those who wish to enter academia with the doctorate qualification, and which requires the publication of research in a peer-review journal. A PhD can only be completed in 2.5-years, with a standard of 3-years[6].

Enrolment and faculty[edit]

As of 2017, the number of students currently studying at NZCOE is growing – and this figure is predominantly made up of students studying online.

Since its establishment, the college has maintained a strong relationship with language schools and tutorial centers in South-East Asia; since the college is a significant source of enrolments for continuing education centers in New Zealand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find English Language Courses". New Zealand Education. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ www.nzcoe.ac.nz/overseas-nzcoe-tutor
  3. ^ "European Global School – Paris l New Zealand College of Education". NZCOE New Zealand College of Education l English Teaching and Learning. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  4. ^ education.gouv.fr. "MEN". www.education.gouv.fr (in French). Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  5. ^ "European Global School – Paris l New Zealand College of Education". NZCOE New Zealand College of Education l English Teaching and Learning. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  6. ^ "European Global School – Paris l New Zealand College of Education". NZCOE New Zealand College of Education l English Teaching and Learning. Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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