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BTchg - Teaching (Primary) as a major

Inspire the next generation, transform learning and foster imagination by becoming a teacher. A qualification in teaching from the University of Waikato will set 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.

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.


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Key information

Years: 3
Points: 360
Start Dates: February (A Trimester)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $6,591 per year
Estimated Fees* (International): $28,000 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Degree Planner

Degree planner — BTchg Primary Stream

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.

By studying with the University of Waikato you know you get practical hands-on experience at the "chalkface". The Bachelor of Teaching Primary includes a significant component of classroom practice under the guidance of mentor teachers.  This includes weekly placements of one day per week plus a three-week block during year one, one day per week plus a four-week block during year two, and a ten-week block during year three.

  • Location: Online (blended/distance), Hamilton, Tauranga
  • Start date: February

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

Please note this structure applies to study in 2021.

  • Stream
  • Compulsory
  • Elective
This information is provisional and subject to change.

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Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Phone: 0800 WAIKATO (924 528) or 07 838 4176

New International: +64 7 838 4610

Email: [email protected]