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Prepare yourself for a career working in a variety of childhood settings with children from birth up to six years old. Gain theoretical and practical experience as you learn about all the aspects of Te Whariki – the Early Childhood curriculum.

It's an integrated programme with seven major themes: bicultural development; cultural diversity; equity and social justice; inclusion; parents and whanau; transition to school; and infants and toddlers.

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.

Start date: February

Please Note: there is a Ki Taiao degree option if there is sufficient demand - we will not be offering Ki Taiao in 2020

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Key information

Study Locations:Hamilton, Tauranga
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Faculty:

Study Teaching (Early Childhood) in these qualifications

Study Teaching (Early Childhood) as a specialisation of

You can complete all three years of the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood stream) in Tauranga.

Or if you already have an undergraduate qualification, Tauranga-based students can complete a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) through mixed media presentation. This means studying online, and attending two or three week-long block courses in Hamilton.


100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DLRNG100Developing Digital Fluency20A (Online)
This paper offers a foundation for students learning to navigate and communicate effectively through digital learning environments. It incorporates purposeful selection of technologies for learning, and digital literacy which includes being able to research, create, evaluate and apply technical skills while doing so.
EDART100Engaging with Arts Education in the Community20A (Block) & 20A (Block - Tauranga)
This paper aims to develop students' strength in learning and teaching selected arts disciplines in school and community settings.
LLTED101An Introduction to Children's Literature20A (Online)
In this paper we examine children's literature from picturebook to novel; from author to illustrator; from history to modern times. The link between children's literature and education is a thread running through the course. Class members will develop a familiarity with a range of genres and concepts linking children's literature a...
MAOED100Huarahi Matauranga Maori: Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Maori Education20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online)
This paper examines historical and contemporary approaches in Maori education provision in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores policies, practices and developments that have impacted on the educational development of Maori.
MTHED100Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online)
This paper provides an introduction to key conceptual understandings in mathematics and connects mathematics with everyday life.
TEACH100Literacy and Mathematics in the Early Years20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
This paper introduces students to what it means to be a teacher and learner of literacy and mathematics in Aotearoa New Zealand in early years settings. Students will gain an understanding of how children develop oral and written language and the importance of talk. The paper includes a focus on the understanding, competence, and c...
TEACH101Being a Teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand20D (Hamilton), 20D (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper introduces students to the skills, attitudes and values required of a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores professional and ethical requirements for teachers and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
TEACH102Aotearoa Curriculum in Action20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper introduces students to the nature and purpose of early childhood and schooling curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand, and to theories that shape curriculum intent, implementation and outcomes.
TEACH110Literacy and Mathematics 120B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper introduces students to what it means to be a teacher and learner of literacy and mathematics in Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will gain an understanding of how children develop oral and written language and the importance of talk. The paper includes a focus on the understanding, competence, and critical thinking require...
TEEDU100Concepts of Learning and Teaching 120B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
In this paper, students will examine theories of learning, working with diverse learners and a range of innovative teaching practices.
TEEDU101The Aotearoa New Zealand Educational Context20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper examines the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping educational contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.
TEEDU102Learning and Development Across the Lifespan20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence patterns of development and learning over the lifespan.
TEPRO100Professional Experience 1 (Early Childhood)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher in Early Childhood settings. It provides opportunities for participants to gain a practical understanding of the day-to-day operation of an Early Childhood setting and introduces students to the teaching role.
TEPRO110Professional Experience 1 (Primary)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher in primary school settings. It provides opportunities for participants to gain a practical understanding of the day-to-day operation of a primary school and introduces students to the teaching role.
TEPRO120Professional Experience 1 (Secondary)20I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher in secondary/middle school settings. It provides opportunities for participants to gain a practical understanding of the day-to-day operation of a secondary/middle school.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DLRNG200Digital Learning: Critical Perspectives and Lifelong Possibilities20A (Online)
This paper examines educational uses of digital technologies, with an emphasis on learning through electronic networks, including social media. The paper explores evolving theoretical shifts and policy directions alongside topical issues and practical perspectives.
DLRNG201Exploring Digital Learning: Design Principles and Teaching Strategies20B (Online)
This paper examines pedagogical approaches to digital technology integration in learning contexts, and derives evidence-based principles underpinning effective digital pedagogies. Students learn to apply the principles from literature/sources presented in class to critique and design of digital learning experiences/resources.
EDART204Drama in Educational Contexts20A (Hamilton)
This paper will introduce students to the key concepts of drama and contribute to the development of specialist skills and dispositions required when working with drama as a pedagogy or for performance.
LLTED200Learning and Teaching Additional Languages with Children20A (Online)
This paper explores how languages have been and are being taught in primary education settings around the world, but with special focus on New Zealand.Language learning theory, teaching approaches, and resources are critically examined.
LLTED201New Zealand Children's Literature20B (Online)
This paper explores children's literature, establishing familiarity with key and emerging New Zealand writers and illustrators. Skills in visual and textual analysis are developed and there is critical reflection on the question of what makes children's literature distinctively New Zealand.
MAOED200Hopu Reo Rua: Bilingual Theory and Practice in Maori Education20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online)
This paper explores bilingual acquisition theory and practice and effective Indigenous language and content instruction, with a focus on bilingual and immersion settings.
MAOED221Curriculum Māori20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
A study of approaches to the teaching and learning of te reo Maori and tikanga Maori in mainstream and partial or immersion learning programmes. This paper also provides students with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of te reo Maori and to examine ways of integrating te reo and tikanga Maori inside the classroom.
TEACH200Making Sense of and Exploring the World20D (Block), 20D (Block - Tauranga), 20D (Hamilton) & 20D (Tauranga)
Students will develop critical insights into how children make sense of their worlds. Children's engagement with various learning domains will be explored, and the role of the teacher examined.
TEACH201Te Whariki in Action: Belonging and Contribution20B (Block), 20B (Block - Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
An understanding of the ways in which early childhood teachers can facilitate children's sense of belonging and contribution within their social and cultural milieu. An overview of theories and research relating to the social wellbeing of infants, toddlers and young children.
TEACH202Te Whariki in Action: The Multi-modal Child20A (Block), 20A (Block - Tauranga), 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
This paper focuses on early language acquisition, literacy development and teaching strategies that provide infants, toddlers and young children with the best learning environment in which to maximise their potential learning.
TEACH203Te Whariki in Action: Pedagogies for the first 1000 days20B (Block), 20B (Block - Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
This course focuses on curriculum and pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning with infants and toddlers from pre-birth to three years.
TEACH210Literacy & Mathematics 220B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20I (Online) & 20X (Online)
This paper further develops students' knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching literacy and mathematics in Aotearoa New Zealand. The focus is on catering for diverse learners and culturally-responsive pedagogies.
TEACH211NZ Curriculum in Action: Science20A (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper builds pedagogical practice to support primary students to explore their views of the world through science, to construct and communicate scientific understandings and to develop science capabilities that will help them contribute to the well-being of society and the environment.
TEACH212NZ Curriculum in Action: Health and Physical Education20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
Health and Physical Education is about learning in health and movement contexts to promote the wellbeing of students, others and of society. In learning to teach Health and Physical Education, students examine how planning for learning and effectively managing the learning environment, supports the development of inclusive learning...
TEACH213NZ Curriculum in Action: The Arts20D (Hamilton), 20D (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper introduces students to the teaching of the Arts learning area in New Zealand Schools, using innovative pedagogy that will engage diverse learners.
TEACH220Curriculum Years 7-1020A (Hamilton)
This paper builds on participants knowledge of the nature and structure of the New Zealand Curriculum Years 7-10. It introduces pedagogical approaches, planning, assessment and evaluation strategies for effective teaching and learning. The paper provides opportunities for participants to build expertise in their specialist teaching...
TEACH221Transforming Curriculum Years 7-1020B (Hamilton)
This paper builds upon the concepts learnt in TEACH220 to support students' understanding of integrated approaches to curriculum, and collaborative practice. It introduces pedagogical approaches, planning, assessment and evaluation strategies for effective teaching and learning through curriculum integration and collaborative teach...
TEACH230Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau 220X (Block)
This paper further develops students' knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching Te Reo Matatini and Pangarau in Aotearoa New Zealand. The focus is on catering for diverse learners and culturally-responsive pedagogies.
TEACH231Pūtaiao20X (Block)
This paper builds pedagogical practice to support learners to explore their views of te ao hurihuri through putaiao education and matauranga Maori, to construct and communicate putaiao understandings and capabilities that will help them contribute to the well-being of society and the environment.
TEACH232Hauora20X (Block)
Hauora is about learning in health and movement contexts to promote the well-being of learners and of society. This paper explores traditional understandings of hauora, Maori nuances of well-being and health and physical education in Maori-medium educational settings, in order to develop skills and knowledge to re-imagine this lear...
TEACH233Ngā Toi20X (Block)
This paper introduces students to the learning area of Nga Toi in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Students have the opportunity to: critique, extend and strengthen their own knowledge and understandings of nga toi o nehera; Nga Pou o Nga Toi; actively explore the use of verbal and non-verbal conventions and techniques; make informed deci...
TEEDU200Concepts of Learning and Teaching 220A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper builds on the learning and teaching principles and practices examined in TEEDU100 Learning and Teaching 1. Students will examine indepth, current and innovative learning, teaching and assessment approaches and examine the role of inclusive and relational practices. The paper will include a focus on assessment and making...
TEEDU201Te Hononga Tangata Cultural Dimensions of Education20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper prepares students to recognise and understand local and global cultural diversity, and to work competently and confidently in culturally appropriate ways with diverse others in educational contexts.
TEHD220Developing Inclusive Practices20X (Online)
This paper examines differences in the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural development of children, and the ways these can be recognised, assessed and catered for.
TEPRO200Professional Experience 2 (Early Childhood)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
This paper allows participants to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in an ECE practice context.
TEPRO210Professional Experience 2 (Primary)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
This paper allows participants to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in a schooling context.
TEPRO220Professional Experience 2 (Secondary)20A (Hamilton)
This paper allows participants to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in a secondary schooling context.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DLRNG300Developing of Digital Technologies: Contemporary Social and Educational Issues20A (Online)
This paper considers the broad range and pace of development in digital technologies, and implications for educators and others involved in technologies for education and training, including businesses, and new learners.
DLRNG301Digital Innovation Adoption and Theories of Digital Learning20B (Online)
This paper explores contemporary theories associated with digital innovation adoption and the design, development and use of digital systems, content and environments, with particular focus on social, distributed, networked and collaborative learning.
EDUCA303Curriculum Perspectives20A (Online)
This paper examines curriculum conceptions, perspectives, and decision-making, through a range of historical, political and socio-cultural contexts and settings. Participants engage in critique of curriculum issues and shaping forces.
EDUCA323Connecting the Curriculum20A (Hamilton)
A critical analysis of integrated curriculum approaches to learning and teaching in school and classroom settings and provides a range of opportunities for the application of theory to practice.
LLTED324Dyslexia20A (Block) & 20X (Block)
This paper will give students the theoretical knowledge as well as a practical understanding of the nature of dyslexia, its diagnosis, as well as how to teach dyslexics to read.
MAOED321Evidence-based Practice in Māori Education20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online)
This paper critically examines the teaching and learning of te reo me nga tikanga in bilingual educational contexts. Students develop their understanding and proficiency with second language teaching methodology and learning of te reo me nga tikanga in the classroom.
TEACH300Assessment and Evaluation20A (Block), 20A (Block - Tauranga), 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
An investigation of theories and research on key learning outcomes for children and issues of evaluation and assessment with a focus on the early childhood curriculum.
TEACH301Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education20A (Block), 20A (Block - Tauranga), 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
Students engage with a range of contemporary local and global issues impacting on early childhood education, culminating in a critical examination of one issue and its implications for teaching and learning.
TEACH302Te Whariki in Action: Agents of Change20B (Block) & 20B (Block - Tauranga)
Students develop a repertoire of reflective and research skills that they can employ strategically to evaluate and improve aspects of their pedagogical practice and promote positive outcomes for children.
TEACH310Evidence-based Practice in Mathematics20D (Hamilton), 20D (Tauranga), 20X (Block) & 20X (Online)
Students develop knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching mathematics with a focus on evidence-based practice and inquiry. Students extend their knowledge of research-based frameworks, curriculum documents and assessment.
TEACH311Technology Education in Action20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper builds pedagogical practice to support primary school students to explore their views of the nature of technology, develop their technological knowledge and technological practice in order to solve, through design, real world problems.
TEACH312Social Sciences and Sustainability Education20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper engages students through critical reflection of social sciences and sustainability education to develop conceptual and pedagogical understandings of the natural environment, socio-culture, and citizenship for a sustainable world.
TEACH313Evidence-based Practice in English20D (Hamilton), 20D (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
Students develop knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching literacy with a focus on evidence-based practice and inquiry. Students extend their knowledge of research based frameworks, curriculum documents, and assessment, and apply this to practice.
TEACH330Pāngarau20X (Block)
Students develop knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching pangarau with a focus on evidence-based practice and inquiry. Students extend their knowledge of research-based frameworks, curriculum documents, and assessment, and apply this to practice.
TEACH331Hangarau me ngā Reo20X (Block)
This paper builds on pedagogical practices that support students to explore their views and practices around the whenu of: nga ahuatanga o te hangarau me nga whakaharatau hangarau in order to solve, through design and real world problems.
TEACH332Tikanga ā-iwi me te Toitūtanga20X (Block)
This paper engages students through critical reflection of Tikanga a-iwi me te Toitutanga to develop conceptual and pedagogical understandings of the natural environment, socio-culture, and citizenship for a sustainable world.
TEACH333Te Reo Matatini20X (Block)
Students develop knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching Te Reo Matatini with a focus on evidence-based practice and inquiry. Students extend their knowledge of research-based frameworks, curriculum documents, and assessment, and apply this to practice.
TEAL321School Literacy Programmes20X (Online)
A critical examination of school literacy programmes, including curriculum requirements, classroom processes, forms of assessment and partnership with parents.
TEDE321Professional Practice 3: Practicum (P3)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
This module provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
TEDE371Professional Practice 3: Practicum (SC4)20I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
This paper develops classroom strategies for curriculum delivery, and from this effective classroom management, unit and programme, and resource development for secondary students.
TEEDU300Concepts of Learning and Teaching 320A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper critically examines educational issues, and current and innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment. It focuses on teaching as inquiry and emphasises evidence-based decision-making about teaching and learning.
TEMS340Technological Knowledge20A (Online)
This paper combines with TEMS341 to give technology educators a deeper understanding of technology to empower their teaching programmes.
TEMS341Technological Practice20B (Online)
This paper combines with TEMS340 to give technology educators a deeper understanding of technology to empower their teaching programmes.
TEMS387Special Topic20D (Hamilton)
An investigation into a selected area of the secondary school curriculum.
TEPRO300Professional Experience 3 (Early Childhood)20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
This paper allows participants to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in an ECE context and demonstrate competence against the Standards for the Teaching Profession in a supported environment.
TEPRO310Professional Experience 3 (Primary)20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
This paper allows participants to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in a primary schooling context and demonstrate competency against the Standards for the Teaching Profession in a supported environment.
TEPS320Curriculum and Assessment: Issues and Strategies20B (Online)
A critical analysis of curriculum and assessment practice in school and classroom settings and in the wider context of education, and their relationship to learning and teaching.
TEPS322Professional Practice and Inquiry 3 (P3)20X (Online)
A critical analysis of ideas and issues that impact upon teachers as individuals and on teachers as a professional group. These issues may have impact at national, school and classroom levels, and for teachers as individuals they may impact on relationships with colleagues and learners; on curriculum decision-making and planning; o...

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
TEDE513The New Zealand Curriculum 1 (Primary)20X (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the purpose, design, and delivery of The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. This is a compulsory paper for the Master of Teaching and Learning that leads to provisional registration as a teacher in New Zealand.
TEDE514The New Zealand Curriculum 2 (Primary)20X (Hamilton)
This paper extends on the paper TEDE513 The New Zealand Curriculum 1 and focuses on the design, delivery and assessment of classroom programmes informed by the New Zealand Curriculum, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. This is a compulsory paper for the Master of Teaching and Learning that leads to provisional registration as a teacher ...
TEDE515Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary)20X (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on research methods and designing evidence-based learning interventions and teaching strategies for diverse learners in New Zealand classrooms. This is a compulsory paper for the Master of Teaching and Learning that leads to provisional registration as a teacher in New Zealand.
TEDE516Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary)20X (Hamilton)
This paper extends evidence-based inquiry approaches for teaching and learning in New Zealand classrooms with a focus on engaging diverse learners, Te Reo Maori nga Tikanga-a-Iwi, and pedagogically informed use of ICT. This is a compulsory paper for the Master of Teaching and Learning that leads to provisional registration as a tea...
TEDE523The New Zealand Curriculum 1 (Secondary)20X (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the purpose, design, and delivery of The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. This is a compulsory paper for the Master of Teaching and Learning that leads to provisional registration as a teacher in New Zealand.
TEDE524The New Zealand Curriculum 2 (Secondary)20X (Hamilton)
This paper extends on the paper TEDE523 The New Zealand Curriculum 1 and focuses on the design, delivery and assessment of classroom programmes informed by the New Zealand Curriculum, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. This is a compulsory paper for the Master of Teaching and Learning that leads to provisional registration as a teacher ...
TEDE525Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)20X (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on research methods and designing evidence-based learning interventions and teaching strategies for diverse learners in New Zealand classrooms. This is a compulsory paper for the Master of Teaching and Learning that leads to provisional registration as a teacher in New Zealand.
TEDE526Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Secondary)20X (Hamilton)
This paper extends evidence-based inquiry approaches for teaching and learning in New Zealand classrooms with a focus on engaging diverse learners, Te Reo Maori nga Tikanga-a-Iwi, and pedagogically informed use of ICT. This is a compulsory paper for the Master of Teaching and Learning that leads to provisional registration as a tea...
TEDE531Teaching in the New Zealand Context20X (Hamilton)
This paper introduces New Zealand educational and schooling contexts, learning theories, and pedagogical approaches. The paper focuses on teacher identities and provides opportunities for a critical examination of assumptions about teaching and learning. This is a compulsory paper for the Master of Teaching and Learning that leads ...
TEDE532Diversity and Inclusion20X (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on pedagogical approaches that value culture, diversity and identity. A particular focus will be on engagement with priority learners: Maori, Pasifika, and learners with special needs. This is a compulsory paper for the Masters of Teaching and Learning that lead to provisional registration as a teacher

700 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
TEAL705Secondary Curriculum: English Y7-1020X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
The learning and teaching of English for Years 7 to 10.
TEAL706Secondary Curriculum: English Y11-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
The learning and teaching of English for Years 11 to 13.
TEAL707Secondary Curriculum: Art Y7-1020X (Hamilton)
The learning and teaching of Art for Years 7 to 10.
TEAL708Secondary Curriculum: Art Y11-1320X (Hamilton)
The learning and teaching of Art for Years 11 to 13.
TEAL709Secondary Curriculum: Music Y7-1020X (Hamilton)
The learning and teaching of Music for Years 7 to 10.
TEAL710Secondary Curriculum: Music Y11-1320X (Hamilton)
The learning and teaching of Music for Years 11 to 13.
TEAL715Secondary Curriculum: Dance Y7-1020X (Hamilton)
The learning and teaching of Dance in the intermediate/lower secondary school context in Years 7-10.
TEAL716Secondary Curriculum: Dance Y11-1320X (Hamilton)
The learning and teaching of Dance in the senior secondary school context in Years 11-13.
TEAL717Secondary Curriculum: Drama Y7-1020X (Hamilton)
The learning and teaching of Drama in the intermediate/junior secondary school context in Years 7-10.
TEAL718Secondary Curriculum: Drama Y11-1320X (Hamilton)
A study of the teaching and learning of Drama in the senior secondary school context in Years 11-13, with particular emphasis on preparing students for success at NCEA levels 1-3.
TEAL719Secondary Curriculum: Additional Languages Y7-1020X (Online)
This paper prepares pre-service, secondary education students to teach additional languages (other than English) in secondary school settings in Years 7-10. Students will develop a critical understanding of curriculum requirements for Years 7-10, explore several pedagogical approaches to language teaching, and become conversant wit...
TEAL720Secondary Curriculum: Additional Languages Y11-1320X (Block)
This paper prepares pre-service secondary education students to teach additional languages (other than English) in secondary school settings in Years 11-13.
TEAL721Secondary Curriculum: Media Studies Y11-1320X (Online)
A study of the role of Media Studies in a secondary school curriculum: strategies and issues in planning, teaching and evaluating Media Studies learning in Years 11-13.
TEAL761Education in the Arts20A (Hamilton) & 20X (Block)
The teaching and learning of dance, drama, music and the visual arts in the primary school curriculum.
TEAL762English Education20X (Block) & 20X (Hamilton)
An introduction to current major approaches to literacy education.
TEAL787Special Topic20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
An investigation into a selected area of the secondary school curriculum.
TEDE701Professional Practice 120I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher within the secondary school, by beginning work with a class for the first time (this will include a check on basic communication and planning skills), and classroom management.
TEDE702Professional Practice 220I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
This paper develops unit and programme planning; management strategies for the classroom; school and career path decision making; building a Curriculum Vitae; applying for positions, interviewing and job offers.
TEDE751Professional Practice 1: Practicum (EG1)20I (Online) & 20X (Online)
This paper introduces students to teaching, learning, and the curriculum.
TEDE752Professional Practice 2: Practicum (EG1)20I (Online) & 20X (Online)
This paper provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the early childhood service.
TEDE753Professional Practice 3: Practicum (EG1)20I (Online) & 20X (Online)
This paper provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of their personal philosophy regarding their role in early childhood education.
TEDE764Professional Practice 1: Practicum (PG1)20I (Hamilton), 20X (Block) & 20X (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to teaching, learning, and the curriculum.
TEDE765Professional Practice 2: Practicum (PG1)20I (Hamilton), 20X (Block) & 20X (Hamilton)
This paper provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
TEDE766Professional Practice 3: Practicum (PG1)20I (Hamilton), 20X (Block) & 20X (Hamilton)
This paper provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
TEMB713Secondary Curriculum: Maori Y7-1020X (Block) & 20X (Hamilton)
An extensive study of teaching Te Reo Maori, Years 7-10 in composite and/or secondary schools: investigation and exploration into issues surrounding the Te Reo Maori curriculum and topics in planning, teaching and evaluation for secondary schools.
TEMB714Secondary Curriculum: Maori Y11-1320X (Block) & 20X (Hamilton)
Ma tenei mahi ka taea e nga akonga te whakaako i roto i te reo Maori ki nga tamariki kei roto i nga karaehe rumaki, nga karaehe reo rua me nga karaehe o te kura auraki.
TEMS724Secondary Curriculum: Mathematics Y7-1120X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
An investigation of learning and teaching mathematics at the Years 7 to 11 levels, with a focus on years 9 to 11.
TEMS725Secondary Curriculum: Mathematics Y12-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
An investigation of learning and teaching mathematics at Years 12-13, including a consideration of alternative papers and other curriculum innovations.
TEMS726Secondary Curriculum: Science A Y7-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
This paper is an introduction for teaching and learning science at Years 7-13 (levels 4-8 of the national science curriculum) in New Zealand schools. Detailed content is adjusted to meet students' particular needs.
TEMS727Secondary Curriculum: Science B Y7-1320B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga)
This paper examines strategies for teaching and learning science at levels 4-8 of the New Zealand Curriculum with an emphasis on developing a functional knowledge of the Nature of Science and providing foundations for the development of scientific literacy. Detailed content is adjusted to meet students' particular needs.
TEMS728Secondary Curriculum: Physics Y11-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
A paper in Physics teaching and learning for Years 11-13 in secondary schools.
TEMS729Secondary Curriculum: Chemistry Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
A paper in Chemistry teaching and learning for Years 11-13 in secondary schools.
TEMS730Secondary Curriculum: Biology Y11-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
A paper in Biology teaching and learning for Years 11-13 level in secondary schools.
TEMS733Secondary Curriculum: Technology Education Y7-1020X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
The learning and teaching of Technology for Years 7-10.
TEMS734Secondary Curriculum: Technology Education Y11-1320B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga)
The learning and teaching of Technology for Years 11-13.
TEMS762Mathematics Education20D (Block) & 20D (Hamilton)
A study of the teaching and learning of mathematics at the primary/intermediate school levels.
TEMS763Science Education20A (Block) & 20B (Hamilton)
This paper examines Science Education in the primary school curriculum.
TEMS764Technology Education20A (Block) & 20B (Hamilton)
This paper examines Technology Education in the primary school curriculum.
TEMS787Special Topic20I (Online), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
An investigation into a selected area of the secondary school curriculum.
TEPC715Secondary Curriculum: Social Studies Y7-1120X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
An examination of Years 7-11 social studies in the context of social studies in the New Zealand curriculum. Emphasis is placed on planning processes and pedagogy that invite critical thinking about the nature and purpose of social studies in the curriculum, and reflective practice.
TEPC716Secondary Curriculum: History Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
An examination of history conceptualized in the New Zealand curriculum, national qualifications, and in secondary classrooms. History curriculum objectives and achievement standards are examined and interpreted in light of planning processes and programme design. The paper's pedagogy encourages thinking about history's identity and...
TEPC717Secondary Curriculum: Geography Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
An examination of geography conceptualised in the New Zealand curriculum, national qualifications, and in secondary classrooms. Geography curriculum objectives and achievement standards are examined and interpreted in light of planning processes and programme design. The paper's pedagogy encourages thinking about geography's identi...
TEPC721Secondary Curriculum: Accounting Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
The learning and teaching of Accounting for Years 11-13.
TEPC722Secondary Curriculum: Business Studies Y9-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
This paper provides an examination of the role of business studies, enterpirse studies and financial literacy in the secondary school curriculum. Pedagogy includes strategies for planning, teaching, reflecting and evaluation of business education learning in Years 9-13.
TEPC723Secondary Curriculum: Economics Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
This paper provides an examination of the role of economics in the secondary school curriculum. Pedagogy includes strategies for planning, teaching, reflecting and evaluation of economics education learning in Years 11-13.
TEPC762Social Studies Education20A (Block) & 20A (Hamilton)
This paper examines Social Studies in the primary school curriculum
TEPC763Maori Education20A (Block) & 20A (Hamilton)
This paper examines Maori in the primary school curriculum.
TEPC787Secondary Curriculum: Social Sciences Y11-1320X (Online)
Senior secondary school Social Sciences (Y11-13) as evidence-based inquiry.
TEPS703Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum 120X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
This paper, together with TEPS704, expands frames of reference to look at broader social, cultural, political and economic forces that profoundly influence education, together with an exploration of both teacher and learner identities and aspirations. These ideas form three strands in each of the two papers - the teacher and teachi...
TEPS704Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum 220B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga)
This paper, together with TEPS703, expands frames of reference to look at broader social, cultural, political and economic forces that profoundly influence education, together with an exploration of both teacher and learner identities and aspirations. These ideas form three strands in each of the two papers - the teacher and teachi...
TEPS735Professional Issues for Secondary Classrooms20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
This paper introduces a number of the professional obligations and responsibilities of educators. These include examining the Treaty of Waitangi and designing practices to best meet the needs of Maori learners; engaging pedagogy and information and communication technologies to create responsive and interactive learning environment...
TEPS751Professional and Ethical Inquiry 1: The Treaty of Waitangi in Early Childhood Education20X (Block)
This paper is the first in a series that is designed to support students' growth as practitioners in the area of professional and ethical inquiry. It aims to include an appreciation of the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi to students' roles as early childhood educators. Discussions of the Treaty will encourage reflection on s...
TEPS752Professional and Ethical Inquiry 2: Inclusive Education20X (Block)
This paper is the second in a series that is designed to support students' growth as practitioners in the area of professional and ethical inquiry. It includes advocacy equity and social justice in relation to inclusive education in early childhood settings. This paper is designed to examine the notion of 'inclusion' in Aotearoa/Ne...
TEPS753Professional and Ethical Inquiry 3: Transition to School20B (Online)
This paper is the third in a series that is designed to support students' growth as practitioners in the area of professional and ethical inquiry. It includes advocacy, equity and children's rights in relation to transition to school. The paper is designed to examine the coherence of curriculum across early childhood and school, an...
TEPS754Listening to Culture20X (Block)
The purpose of this paper is to honour the indigenous culture of Aotearoa/New Zealand and to recognise the centrality of culture to all children's learning through equitable cultural representation within early childhood services.
TEPS755Learning and Development in the Early Years20X (Block)
This paper will introduce students to the Early Childhood curriculum 'Te Whariki' and a range of developmental theories. These theories will be explored and applied to children's development and wellbeing within the diverse early childhood settings.
TEPS756Play and Creativity in the Curriculum20X (Block)
An examination of the key rationales for particular theoretical frameworks and practices around exploration of learning through play and creativity.
TEPS757Communities of Learners20B (Online)
An examination of some key theories and practices associated with Belonging-Mana Whenua (children and families' feelings of belonging) and Contribution-Mana Tangata (opportunities for learning are equitable and each child's contribution is valued). In particular, the paper looks at the socio-cultural context of learning.
TEPS758Multiple Literacies20B (Online)
An examination of the role of adults in empowering children, especially through language, problem-solving, and developing working theories to make sense of the world.
TEPS759Te Whariki in Action20B (Online)
An investigation of theories and research on key learning outcomes for children and issues of evaluation and assessment, with the early childhood curriculum in mind.
TEPS761Professional Practice and Inquiry 1: Teaching, Learning and the Inclusive Curriculum20X (Block) & 20X (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to teaching, learning, and the curriculum. It examines what governs and guides teachers' practice and the implications for meeting a wide range of children's needs.
TEPS762Professional Practice and Inquiry 2: From Theory to Practice in Learning, Teaching and Assessment20A (Block) & 20A (Hamilton)
A study of how children learn and how teachers take account of learning theories and assessment in theory and practice.
TEPS763Professional Practice and Inquiry 3: Teaching and Education Reform in New Zealand20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Block)
A critical analysis of educational policies and practices which impact upon schooling and beginning teachers.
TEPS787Special Topic20I (Online), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
An investigation into a selected area of secondary school pedagogy in consultation with the Director, Centre for Teacher Education.
TESP718Secondary Curriculum: Physical Education Y7-1020X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
The learning and teaching of Physical Education for Years 7-10.
TESP719Secondary Curriculum: Physical Education Y11-1320B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
Teaching and learning of physical education for years 11-13.
TESP720Secondary Curriculum: Health Y7-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
The learning and teaching of health education for Years 7-13.
TESP762Health and Physical Education20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Block)
A study of the teaching and learning of health and physical education at the primary/intermediate school levels.

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