Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

Tohu Paetahi Whakaakoranga (Primary)

Gain comprehensive knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum and learn skills required to teach in a range of socially diverse settings.

Apply for Semester 1, 2022

Applications for study commencing in Semester 1, 2022 are now open.

Our Bachelor of Teaching Primary gives you the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to begin your career in primary education.

This 3-year Level 7 programme blends online learning with practical experience in a primary school setting to prepare you to become a qualified, registered primary teacher. The Bachelor of Teaching Primary combines online study with field-based practice.

If you would like to study for the Bachelor of Teaching Primary over more than 3 years, you can request to study parttime as long as you complete the programme within an agreed timeframe.

Bachelor of Teaching Primary 

Programme delivery
Te ara tuku

You will study nine 30-credit courses and six 15-credit courses over 3 years. There are two semesters a year, and both are 16 weeks long.

Weekly requirements include:
•    approximately 16 hours of online engagement
•    2 days field-based practice in a primary/middle/intermediate/area school (supervised by a registered teacher)
•    an average of 9 hours of independent study.

In addition to supervised practice in your primary/middle/intermediate/area school, you will need to complete a teaching practicum in a different school setting during each year of the programme.

There will also be one 2-day noho marae experience each year.

Contact us

0800 244 532

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Virtual Open Days

Dates & Times for Virtual Open Days will appear here when scheduled.

Apply for Semester 1, 2022

4 February 2022


In the first year, you will study four courses, in the second and third years, the themes in these courses will be expanded on.
Māori Teaching and Learning
Te Hā o te iwi: Mātauranga
Human Development for Teaching and Learning
Te Hā o te Tipui
Teaching and Learning as a Professional
Te Hā o te Tangata Mātanga
The Teacher as Professional
Te Hā o te Kaiako
The Practice of Teaching (1)
Te Hā o te Kaiako
Professional Practice
Te Hā o te Ringa Ngaio

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