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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students via distance learning

Go further with your passion for education

Take your teaching career to the next level with Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education).

Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma in Education parent structure.

What is it like?

Literacy is one of the big issues in education: what’s the best way to teach literacy? How do children, teenagers and adults develop their literacy knowledge? With the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education) you’ll critically engage with the research and scholarship in this field.

Hone your skills

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education) will develop your skills in the analysis, synthesis and critical evaluation of research on the development of reading and writing ability. Learn to evaluate how theory and research can affect literacy education and practices. There’s a particular focus on preventing and intervening in literacy learning difficulties.

Learn from the best

You’ll work with nationally and internationally esteemed practitioners and researchers. Massey is a leader in distance learning. You’ll stay in contact with your teachers and peers through our collaborative on-line learning environment. Distance learning lets you fit your study round your life and commitments. You can study full- or part-time, whatever suits you.

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Postgraduate Diploma in Education does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification. Please explore your options in our education pathways tool.

A good fit if you:

  • Are a teaching practitioner
  • Have a passion for literacy education
  • Want to develop your teaching skills to support all learners in their literacy


The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Literacy Education) will enhance your career as a teaching practitioner in a range of educational contexts and sectors by developing your knowledge of literacy and its teaching. It can also lead to literacy leadership roles across a range of organisations or to advanced academic study.

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