Gain comprehensive knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum and learn skills required to teach in a range of socially diverse settings.
Who Is This Programme For?
The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) programme is for anyone who wants to become a qualified, registered primary school teacher in New Zealand.
Teaching is a rewarding career and primary school teaching offers many opportunities once you are qualified. A Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) degree will give you the specific skills, knowledge, and professional experience you need for a career in primary teaching.
Our teacher education programmes provide a rich blend of online learning, practical experience and a positive learning environment. You will take part in supervised field-based practice in a primary or intermediate school for two days a week as well as longer practicum placements.
We provide inclusive education environments and culturally responsive pedagogy, with a commitment to bicultural learning and teaching.
The programme is available for full-time and part-time study.
Bachelor of Teaching vs Bachelor of Education: What’s the Difference?
The Bachelor of Teaching will provide you with the skills and practical experience you need to become a qualified primary teacher. Completing the programme leads to teacher registration and opens the door to a wide range of teaching placements after you demonstrate your competency.
The Bachelor of Education, on the other hand, does not lead to teacher registration. Instead, it provides you with a way to gain knowledge and improve your skills in education to advance your career.
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.