Eligibility to teach your chosen subject

Are you eligible to teach your chosen secondary subjects?

To enter into one of our secondary teaching programmes, you must already hold a bachelors degree in an area related to the New Zealand secondary curriculum.

You’ll need to have at least one junior-level subject, and one senior-level subject. To specialise in your requested subjects, you’ll usually need to have completed papers up to 300 level (or the equivalent final year of study) in that subject.

Junior subjects:
Art and Technology, Beyond the New Zealand Curriculum, English, Languages, Mathematics, Performance Arts, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies.

Senior subjects:
Accounting, Art, Art-History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Dance, Drama, Design and Visual Communication, Economics, English, Environmental Education, EOTC, Geography, Health Education, History, Languages - Individual languages, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Physics, Religious Education, Special Study, Te Reo Māori, Technology, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

All applicants are subject to an assessment of their previous qualifications by our academic selection team.

If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible to apply for a subject, please submit your application anyway. We will help you through the next stages of your application.

Once you’re qualified as a teacher, you’ll be able to teach any subject that your school approves.

Help and support

Come and see us at the Student Centre if you have any enquiries about admission, enrolment and administration of our online courses and programmes. Book an appointment today.