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Teaching at the University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.

Prepare yourself for a career in primary, composite, intermediate and middle schools or kura, working with children from five to 13 years old.

You'll gain a solid foundation in all aspects of the New Zealand curriculum. You'll also learn about professional and ethical practices, child development, issues that face teachers and learners with special needs, teaching children from diverse backgrounds, classroom management, environmental education for sustainability, and the wider contexts of school, community and national systems.

On practicum, you'll take an active role in the classroom over several weeks in a school, under the guidance of an associate teacher. This includes a minimum of one day per week in the first year of your degree, a six week block in second year and an eight week block in third year.

During your degree you'll experience different types of schools and work with a range of age groups.

Location: Hamilton, Tauranga (Windermere campus), Mixed Media Presentation (MMP)
Start date: February only

Qualifications

Study Teaching (Primary) in any of these qualifications

Prescriptions for the BTchg (Early Childhood)

These papers are only available to students who have been selected for the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) programme.

100 Level

200 Level

300 Level

Prescriptions for the BTchg (Primary)

These papers are only available to students who have been selected for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) programme.

100 Level

TEAL120 and TEMS120 are only available to students began their programme in 2017.

200 Level

300 Level

Prescriptions for the BTchg (Primary) Kakano Rua

The core papers are the same as those listed for the BTchg (Primary) programme. The following four papers are available only to students enrolled in the Kakano Rua programme and are compulsory.

Prescriptions for the BTchg (Primary Conjoint)

See BTchg (Primary) for the core papers. Student must take a mix of BTchg (Primary) papers plus papers towards the second degree.

Prescriptions for the BTchg (Secondary Conjoint)

These papers are only available to students who have been selected for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary Conjoint) programme. Students must take a mix of BTchg (Secondary Conjoint) papers plus papers towards the second degree.

100 Level

Students must take TEPS172 (in Year 2), as well as two 100 level curriculum papers (one in Year 3 and one in Year 4).

200 Level

Students must take TEPS272 (in Year 2) and TEPS273 (in Year 3), as well as one 200 level curriculum paper (in Year 4) and one 200 level Teacher Education elective paper (in Year3).

Dance Education Y11-13TEAL24120.0 Points
Drama Education Y11-13TEAL24220.0 Points
English Education Y11-13TEAL24320.0 Points
Additional Languages Education Y11-13TEAL24520.0 Points
Music Education Y11-13TEAL24620.0 Points
Media Studies Education Y11-13TEAL24720.0 Points
Special Topic Y11-13TEAL28720.0 Points
Mathematics Education Y12-13TEMS24020.0 Points
Physics Education Y11-13TEMS24320.0 Points
Chemistry Education Y11-13TEMS24420.0 Points
Biology Education Y11-13TEMS24520.0 Points
Technology Education Y11-13TEMS24620.0 Points
Special Topic Y11-13TEMS28720.0 Points
Working with Cultural/Linguistic DiversityTEPC22420.0 Points
History Education Y11-13TEPC24120.0 Points
Geography Education Y11-13TEPC24220.0 Points
Economics Education Y11-13TEPC24320.0 Points
Accounting Education Y11-13TEPC24420.0 Points
Adolescence: Aspects of Learning (SC2)TEPS27220.0 Points
Classroom Management for Secondary Schools (SC3)TEPS27320.0 Points
Physical Education Y11-13TESP24720.0 Points

300 Level

Students must take TEDE371 and TEPS320, and one further 300 level Teacher Education elective paper (in Year 4).

Option Papers

In addition to the compulsory papers for each degree students may choose up to five option papers depending on their degree. Option papers may be selected from the lists below or from any other Faculty in the University.

100 Level

200 Level

300 Level

DyslexiaALED32420.0 Points
Special TopicTEAL38720.0 Points
Curriculum Maori Part 3TEMB32120.0 Points
Current Issues in Teaching and Learning MathematicsTEMS32220.0 Points
Numeracy in the ClassroomTEMS32420.0 Points
Technological KnowledgeTEMS34020.0 Points
Technological PracticeTEMS34120.0 Points
Social Studies: New DirectionsTEPC32020.0 Points
Curriculum IntegrationTEPS32320.0 Points

Prescriptions for the GradDipT (Early Childhood)

This is a one year professional qualification consisting of compulsory professional education and curriculum teaching papers, and includes three teaching practicum. Three kaupapa Maori papers may be taken as an alternative to three mainstream papers.

These papers are only available to students who have been selected for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) programme.

Prescriptions for the GradDipT (Primary)

This is a professional qualification involving one year of intensive study. It prepares students to teach in all curriculum areas and to develop professional understanding about teaching and learning. The programme includes three teaching practicum.

These papers are only available to students who have been selected for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) programme.

Prescriptions for the GradDipT (Secondary)

This is a one year professional qualification comprising papers examining issues related to teaching and the curriculum, learners and learning, and the professional issues facing teachers in classroom, school and community situations. It also includes papers in teaching specific curriculum subjects and two practicum.

These papers are only available to students who have been selected for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) programme.

Core papers

A further three papers from the list below contingent on entry degree

Secondary Curriculum: English Y7-10TEAL70515.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: English Y11-13TEAL70615.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Art Y7-10TEAL70715.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Art Y11-13TEAL70815.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Music Y7-10TEAL70915.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Music Y11-13TEAL71015.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Dance Y7-10TEAL71515.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Dance Y11-13TEAL71615.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Drama Y7-10TEAL71715.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Drama Y11-13TEAL71815.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Additional Languages Y7-10TEAL71915.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Additional Languages Y11-13TEAL72015.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Media Studies Y11-13TEAL72115.0 Points
Special TopicTEAL78715.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Maori Y7-10TEMB71315.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Maori Y11-13TEMB71415.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Mathematics Y7-11TEMS72415.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Mathematics Y12-13TEMS72515.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Science A Y7-13TEMS72615.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Science B Y7-13TEMS72715.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Physics Y11-13TEMS72815.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Chemistry Y11-13TEMS72915.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Biology Y11-13TEMS73015.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Technology Education Y7-10TEMS73315.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Technology Education Y11-13TEMS73415.0 Points
Special TopicTEMS78715.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Social Studies Y7-11TEPC71515.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: History Y11-13TEPC71615.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Geography Y11-13TEPC71715.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Accounting Y11-13TEPC72115.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Business Studies Y9-13TEPC72215.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Economics Y11-13TEPC72315.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Social Sciences Y11-13TEPC78715.0 Points
Special TopicTEPS78715.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Physical Education Y7-10TESP71815.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Physical Education Y11-13TESP71915.0 Points
Secondary Curriculum: Health Y7-13TESP72015.0 Points
Special TopicTESP78715.0 Points

Prescriptions for the BTchg(Hons)

The BTchg(Hons) aims to enrich professional preparation through in-depth studies of aspects of education. It is available for students or teachers who have completed the BTchg or equivalent and who have attained a minimum GPA of B+ in their third year papers.

The BTchg(Hons) is equivalent to one years' full-time study. It may be completed part-time.

To complete a BTchg(Hons), students must take 120 points at 500 level, including 60 points taken from the list of papers for the Master of Education (under the subject Education), DSOE556 Research Methods for Teachers, and an independent study of at least 30 points.

Prescriptions for the MTchgLn

The Master of Teaching and Learning is an intensive one-year programme comprising 180 points at 500 level that prepares primary, secondary, or Maori medium teachers.

Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education:

Phone: 0800 924 528 Ext: 4500

Email: teach@waikato.ac.nz