Make a world of difference to future generations - become a teacher!
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.
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.
Waikato teaching graduates, ready to educate the future
Woodstock has a long history of employing graduates from the University of Waikato. They place real value in teachers who are well versed in dealing with a diverse range of needs and cultures and have found Waikato graduates are ready and able to apply theory in the classroom.
This qualification will lead you into a rewarding career working in either an Early Childhood, Primary, Kākano Rua or Secondary school. We offer options to complete your studies in Hamilton, Tauranga or via Mixed Media Studies (online and block courses).
The degree is designed for two types of student; those who know that they want to be secondary technology teachers, or those from the trades and industry, who need to become degree qualified to teach technology education. The ITE papers within this degree are the same as for the BTchg (secondary). The extra points within the degree come from study of papers in other faculties that build content for technology teaching.
If you are considering a change of career and already have an undergradute degree then a Graduate Diploma in Teaching could be the right choice for you. It takes one year to complete this programme. With separate courses for Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary teaching, the GradDipT combines Professional Education papers with placements in schools (or ECE centres).
If you already have a degree, consider a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. It takes one year to complete this programme. With separate courses for Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary teaching, the GradDipT combines Professional Education papers with placements in schools (or ECE centres).
If moving town to study is not an option for you, then consider our Distance or Mixed MediaPresentation (MMP) programmes. These programmes are offered online with some on-campus attendance required. The MMP programmes are available if you do not live in or near Hamilton or Tauranga and need to stay in the area in which you live. They are particularly suited to the mature learner.
BTchg - Primary MMP
This three-year BTchg (Primary) programme suits people living in regions where it would be difficult to attend the University of Waikato campus to complete tertiary studies.This programme includes the same core papers available to BTchg (Primary) on-campus students. Learning is conducted primarily online, with some face-to-face teaching. You will need to attend compulsory on-campus classes in Hamilton for up to one week in February, June and August.
You will work one full day each week in a base school in your local community, where you will observe and participate in teaching practice. Base school experience will be for the first three semesters of the six semester programme. In addition to this, you will also complete two practicum experiences at a school that is different from your base school.
For more information about our distance or MMP study options for primary teachers email email@example.com
Secondary Teaching - GradDipT (Secondary) Mixed Media Presentation
This GradDipT (Secondary) Mixed Media Presentation programme offers a unique opportunity if geographic remoteness, or existing employment as a LAT teacher, make it difficult for you to attend a University of Waikato campus.
Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education reserves the right to determine eligibility to apply to and/or enter this programme.
In order to be eligible for the MMP GradDipT Secondary programme, you must live at least one hour away from either the Hamilton or the Tauranga campus.
For more information about our distance or MMP study options for secondary teachers email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our stories ...
Janaye is driven to teach and inspire through movement. Janaye completed a Bachelor of Teaching majoring in Professional Education and has returned to her hometown of Rotorua to teach at her old high school. Her passion is dance and she has led many dance crews to national competitions. Janaye leads by example and strives to be a role model for all her students and encourage them to be the best they can be.
Christie Meads graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Waikato, and started her teaching career at Leamington Primary School in Cambridge.
In this video we chat with University of Waikato teaching graduate, Tracey Rickit, who explains how Waikato's teaching qualification set her up for her dream career. .
Rebekkah Elkington graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) from the University of Waikato and now manages ABC Primrose, in Hamilton.