REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (2016)
 
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Education if that applicant has:
a) a Bachelor of Education from a recognized university or
b) any other bachelor degree from a recognized university or
c) a qualification and or experience acceptable to the Dean as equivalent to a) or b).
 
2. MODE OF STUDY
Part-time
 
3. DURATION
Four semesters part-time but pre-requisites may require more semesters.
 
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of the following eight courses:
Core courses:
HED585 Educational Research & Design HED587 Philosophical Foundations of Education
Electives: [Choose 4]
HED581 Globalization and Education in Samoa
HED583 Socio-Cultural Influences on Human Development
HED584 Educational Planning and Administration
HSA500 Approaches to Samoan Studies
HSA503 In-depth Study of Samoan Language
HSA506 Governance in Samoa
HTE580 Issues in Science Education
Students are also eligible to choose from any other courses as electives from other Faculties.
 
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester, part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean or the dean’s designated staff member.
 
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Education a student must pass the six courses as prescribed in 4 above.
 
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January 2016.
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