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Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education endorsed in Technology Education - BEd(Tech)

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.

This degree is designed for two types of students; those who know that they want to be secondary school 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 Bachelor of Teaching (secondary). The extra points within the degree come from the study of papers in other faculties that build content for technology teaching.
There are two pathways:

Option one: Subject papers are completed through our Faculty of Science and Engineering - This pathway is for those that are focusing on the proposed new technological areas of:

  • Computational thinking for digital technologies
  • Designing and developing digital outcomes
  • Designing and developing materials outcomes
  • Designing and developing processed outcomes
  • Design and visual communications (DVC)

Option two: Subject papers are completed through  our Waikato Management School - This pathway is for those that are focusing on:

  • Designing and developing processed outcomes
  • Hospitality

As part of this degree, you will become prepared to teach young adults from 7 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, adolescent development, issues that face teachers and learners with special needs, teaching children from diverse backgrounds, classroom management, and the wider contexts of school, community and national systems. On practicum, you'll take an active role in the classroom under the guidance of an associate teacher. This includes one day per week in the second and third year of your degree with additional full-time blocks and a full 10-week block in your fourth year. During your degree, you'll experience different types of schools and work with a range of age groups.

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 a 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.

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Key information

Years: 4.0
Points: 480
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Semester A (February)
Fees (International): $30,350 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Faculty:

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Entry requirements

All new teacher education applicants must complete an interview and selection process. Apply early as places are limited. Complete the online enrolment process and faculty application form.


Scholarships and prizes

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

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Practical experience

From year 1 of your degree you will be exposed to the classroom environment.


Exchange programme and study abroad

Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education has international partnerships and exchange programmes with The University of Sydney. Students can undertake practicum placements and some coursework in Sydney to broaden their teacher education experiences.


Regulations

From the University Calendar: Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Education


The ITE papers within this degree are the same as for the BTchg (secondary).

The extra points within the degree come from the study of papers in other faculties that build content for technology teaching. The degree is designed for two type 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.

There are two pathways:

1. Subject papers are completed in the Faculty of Science and Engineering - This pathway is for those that are focusing on the proposed new technological areas of:

  • Computational thinking for digital technologies
  • Designing and developing digital outcomes
  • Designing and developing materials outcomes
  • Designing and developing processed outcomes
  • Design and visual communications (DVC)

2. Subject papers completed in the Faculty of Management - This pathway is for those that are focusing on:

  • Designing and developing processed outcomes and Hospitality

As part of this degree, you will prepare to teach young adults from 7 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, adolescent development, issues that face teachers and learners with special needs, teaching children from diverse backgrounds, classroom management, and the wider contexts of school, community and national systems. On practicum, you'll take an active role in the classroom under the guidance of an associate teacher. This includes a one day per week in the second and third year of your degree with additional full-time blocks and a full 10-week block in your fourth year. During your degree, you'll experience different types of schools and work with a range of age groups.

  • Location: Hamilton
  • Start date: February

We consistently place in the top 150 for education in the international QS subject rankings, which assesses more than 800 universities across the world.

Our staff are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of teachers and improving classroom practice and conducting research inquiry of their own in their specialist areas.

We have:

  • 50+ years of teacher education
  • a wide variety of programmes
  • a small student to staff ratio
  • school experience from the first day of your degree, right through until your final year
  • strong partnerships with schools and ECE centres with work in schools designed to meet the needs of both the schools and curriculum requirements
  • high-quality staff and teaching
  • flexibility to find a study pathway that suits your lifestyle - whether that's on campus in Hamilton or Tauranga or online via our MMP programmes
  • access to the latest research via Institutes attached to the faculty
  • exchange programmes with the National Institute of Education, Singapore and VIA University College, Denmark.

Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education:

Phone: 0800 924 528 Ext: 4500
Email: teach@waikato.ac.nz