Mentoring Pre-service Teachers

Ever thought about becoming a mentor teacher? Use your experience to show graduate educators the ropes! This course empowers you to support the next generation of educators.

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This course provides high quality mentor teacher training. It helps associate teachers develop the quality professional skills they need to become mentor teachers.
As a mentor teacher you can support graduating teachers through their first two years of provisional registration. This course provides advice for mentoring a student teacher and the professional skills you need to implement quality mentoring. It's particularly valuable if you’re keen to develop mentoring skills for professional visits at the centre where you practice.

Please note: UC Online has a minimum enrolment threshold that must be met to enable opportunities for interaction, discussion, and feedback. If the minimum number of enrolments required for a course is not met, enrolled students will be given the option to defer their enrolment to the next course date, or receive a refund. 

Qualification Micro-credential
Learning time 50 hours | about 6 hours a week
Points 5
Dates 29 Jan - 1 April 2024
Type Self-paced
This course is ideal for
  • Associate teachers
  • ECE teachers mentoring pre-service teachers 
  • Mentor teachers supporting graduate teachers
  • Practicum lecturers 
  • Early childhood leaders 
  • Other teacher educators
  • Anyone interested in leadership 
What you'll learn
  • The difference between mentoring and coaching
  • How to build effective mentoring relationships
  • A Māori worldview of mentoring and how the principles of Te Tiriti influence relationships
  • How to facilitate difficult learning conversations
  • How to create SMART goals 
This course includes
  • 5 Modules
  • 1 Assignment
  • Audio and video – Closed caption English transcripts available
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