Teacher Education Refresh Programme

Your provider of the Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme for the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

This course is aimed at primary, secondary and Māori-medium trained teachers who have graduated from an initial teacher education programme but have not achieved a full practising certificate within five years of qualifying, are returning to a teaching career after a lengthy period away from the classroom or have trained overseas.

Note: Before enrolling, please make an application for a new practising certificate and confirm with the Teaching Council whether you are required to complete a TER and if your place is funded by the Ministry of Education. If you trained as a teacher in another country, please check the Teaching Council's information for overseas teachers.

Programme structure

TER participants will follow one of the two pathways:

Fast track option

For teachers presently in full-time permanent or full-time fixed-term teaching positions. (Applicants must provide a letter from their school confirming their employment and acknowledging the applicant's involvement in the TER programme).


Practicum-based option

Teachers not currently employed in a full-time teaching position in a school will be required to complete a four-week practicum in a school (practicum is arranged by the University of Auckland).

The TER programme will continue to be funded by the Ministry of Education into 2023.

We offer five different TER programmes each year - teachers need to complete only ONE of them. For details of Maori Medium TER options please email kohia@auckland.ac.nz  

2023 programme dates

TER1 2023 (24 January 2023 - 05 April 2023)

3-day face-to-face workshops 9am -4.30pm (No online alternative available):

24, 25, 26 January 2023

4-week practicum in school:

06 March 2023 - 31 March 2023

Face-to-face workshop 9am-4.00pm (Online alternative available for out of Auckland participants):

05 April 2023

Applications open now

Applications close: 13 December 2022

TER2 2023 (13 March 2023 - 02 June 2023)

3-day face-to-face workshops 9am -4.30pm (No online alternative available):

13, 14, 15 March 2023

4-week practicum in school:

01 May 2023 - 26 May 2023

Face-to-face workshop 9am-4.00pm (Online alternative available for out of Auckland participants):

02 June 2023

Applications open now

Applications close: 20 February 2023

TER 3 2023 (08 May 2023 - 07 July 2023)

3-day face-to-face workshops 9am -4.30pm (No online alternative available):

08, 09, 10 May 2023

4-week practicum in school:

06 June - 30 June 2023

Face-to-face workshop 9am-4.00pm (Online alternative available for out of Auckland participants):

07 July 2023

Applications open: 20 February 2023

Applications close: 21 April 2023

TER4 2023 (03 July 2023 - 08 September 2023)

3-day face-to-face workshops 9am -4.30pm (No online alternative available):

03, 04, 05 July 2023

4-week practicum in school:

07 August - 01 September 2023

Face-to-face workshop 9am-4.00pm (Online alternative available for out of Auckland participants):

08 Septmeber 2023

Applications open 22 April 2023

Applications close: 16 June 2023

TER5 2023 (11 September 2023 - 17 November 2023)

3-day face-to-face workshops 9am -4.30pm (No online alternative available):

11, 12, 13 September 2023

4-week practicum in school:

16 October 2023 - 10 November 2023

Face-to-face workshop 9am-4.00pm (Online alternative available for out of Auckland participants):

17 November 2023

Applications open 17 June 2023

Applications close: 01 September 2023

Expectations

Participants will be required to attend all face-to-face sessions at Kohia Centre, Epsom, Auckland and must bring a laptop/portable device for these sessions to access the faculty wireless network. There is an expectation that all online Modules through our online platform and assignments will be completed by the due date throughout the programme.

Outcomes for participants

The Teacher Education Refresh Programme is a pass/fail programme.

Successful participants will be presented with a certificate of completion. Course completion requires the participant to have completed all online tasks to the required standard. It also requires attendance at all face-to-face workshops and effective teaching practice in accordance with the Standards of the Teaching Profession. A practicum report from an associate teacher and a lesson observation by a TER facilitator will be used to assess effective teaching practice.

Enrolment

To enrol in our programme complete:

Teacher Education Refresh enrolment form

The University of Auckland will take responsibility for finding a suitable practicum placement in your preferred area. Following application, TER participants will be required to attend a short interview/ chat. The interview is face-to-face at Kohia Centre or by Zoom for those outside Auckland. 

For more information contact us:

Phone: 09 623 8977 ext 1
Email: kohia@auckland.ac.nz