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Teaching (Secondary)

Teachers are influential community members, making a difference to young people and their learning, knowledge and skill acquisition. They play a major role in helping their students develop their independence and success in their lives.

As a graduate of this programme you will be among the best prepared teaching graduates and highly regarded by education employers, within NZ and overseas.

You'll have the understanding, skills and academic requirements to be an early childhood, primary or secondary teacher.

You'll be eligible to apply for a provisional practicing certificate, and after two years of full time teaching be granted a full practicing certificate with the New Zealand Education Council.

Eighty two percent of recent teaching graduates are in employment.

To teach a NZ curriculum subject at senior level (year 11-13), 300 level university papers are required. To teach Junior levels (year 7-10), 100 and 200 level university papers are required. Graduates who apply for the programme submit their degree transcript(s), and the programme leader/coordinator discusses and advises the appropriate programme once applicants reach the interview stage.

Curriculum subjects taught at Waikato University include (but are not limited to*); Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Social Studies, History, Geography, Mathematics & Statistics, English, Media Studies, Drama, Technology (all areas), Languages (various), te reo Māori, Art, Music, Dance, Health & Physical Education, Business Studies, Accounting, Economics.

Start date: February

Please Note: that some smaller areas such as Psychology, Guidance Counselling and Environmental Studies are taught via special topics, however students must be capable of teaching in another main area (based on papers taken in their previous qualification), such as Social Studies.

Qualifications

Study Teaching (Secondary) 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 (Early Childhood) Ki Taiao

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

100 Level

Hei Whakapumahara Tuatahi (EK1)TEPS1307.5 Points
Te Whariki (EK1)TEPS13615.0 Points

200 Level

Mahi Whakaako Tuarua: Practicum (EK2)TEDE23110.0 Points
Developing Inclusive PracticesTEHD22020.0 Points
Hei Whakapumahara Tuarua (EK2)TEPS23010.0 Points
Nga Pipi Paopao (EK2)TEPS23520.0 Points
Mana Aoturoa (EK2)TEPS23620.0 Points
Te Reo Huataki (EK2)TEPS23720.0 Points

300 Level

Mahi Whakaako Tuatoru (EK3)TEDE33110.0 Points
Hei Whakapumahara Tuatoru (EK3)TEPS33010.0 Points
Turangawaewae (EK3)TEPS33120.0 Points
Mahere Huanga (EK3)TEPS33220.0 Points
Mai i te Whaiao (EK3)TEPS33320.0 Points

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

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 five 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.

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.

100 Level

Students must take the following papers, as well as two 100 level curriculum papers.

Dance Education Y7-10TEAL14115.0 Points
Drama Education Y7-10TEAL14215.0 Points
English Education Y7-10TEAL14315.0 Points
Music Education Y7-10TEAL14615.0 Points
Additional Languages Education Y7-10TEAL14715.0 Points
Professional Practice 1: Practicum (SC2)TEDE17115.0 Points
Maori Education Y7-11TEMB14015.0 Points
Te Tirohanga Maori (SC1)TEMB15015.0 Points
Mathematics Education Y7-11TEMS14015.0 Points
Science Education A Y7-13TEMS14115.0 Points
Science Education B Y7-13TEMS14215.0 Points
Technology Education Y7-10TEMS14615.0 Points
Social Studies Education Y7-10TEPC14015.0 Points
Business Studies Education Y9-13TEPC14315.0 Points
ICT and Information LiteracyTEPS12115.0 Points
Introduction to Teaching and the Curriculum (SC1)TEPS17015.0 Points
The Adolescent Within a School Context (SC2)TEPS17215.0 Points
Physical Education Y7-10TESP14715.0 Points
Health Education Y7-13TESP14815.0 Points

200 Level

Students must take the following papers, as well as one 200 level curriculum paper and one 200 level Teacher Education elective paper.

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
Special Topic Y11-13TEAL28720.0 Points
Professional Practice 2: Practicum (SC3)TEDE27120.0 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 the following papers, and also one 300 level Teacher Education elective paper.

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

ICT and Information LiteracyTEPS12115.0 Points

200 Level

300 Level

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 Y11-13TEMB71415.0 Points
Special TopicTEMB78715.0 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: Graphics Y7-13TEMS73215.0 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.

Admission and enrolment

Bachelors degree or Graduate Diploma (120 points) which supports the teaching of a NZ curriculum subject (80 points at 300 level).

Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education:

Phone: 0800 924 528 Ext: 4500

Email: teach@waikato.ac.nz