Duration
Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Epsom, Manukau, Tai Tokerau
Points
360
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

Education is a dynamic and fulfilling field of study and work. This programme will expose you to national and global social issues facing communities, and challenge you to address these by exploring solutions for change.

Whether you are interested in specialising in Early Childhood Education, Primary,  or Huarahi Māori you will learn to critically analyse the interplay between politics, philosophy and education in order to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Programme structure

Our Bachelor of Education (Teaching) programme has three specialisations – Early Childhood Education, Primary and Huarahi Māori.

Each specialisation is structured the same – encompassing 360 points and a 20-week (approx) practicum element where you will spend time observing and teaching in a range of settings.

Sample programme structure

Primary specialisation

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 101
    Name:
    Arts Education Primary
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 102
    Name:
    Language and Literacy Education Primary 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 104
    Name:
    Primary Mathematics and Statistics Education 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 101
    Name:
    The Professional Teacher Primary 1 (practicum)
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 100
    Name:
    Hāpai Ākonga
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUC 118
    Name:
    History and Society in New Zealand Education
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUC 119
    Name:
    Development, Learning and Teaching
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    One course from the General Education schedules available for this programme
    Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year 2 120 points
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 103
    Name:
    Health and Physical Education
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 105
    Name:
    Science Education Primary
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 106
    Name:
    Social Studies Education Primary
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 107
    Name:
    Technology Education Primary
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 204
    Name:
    Primary Mathematics and Statistics Education 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 201
    Name:
    Practicum Primary 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 205
    Name:
    Promoting Achievement for Diverse Learners
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 214
    Name:
    Assessment for Learning and Teaching
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year 3 120 points
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 202
    Name:
    Languages and Literacy Education Primary 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 305
    Name:
    Practicum: Enabling Achievement Primary
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 305
    Name:
    The Reflective and Ethical Teacher
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUC 321
    Name:
    Politics, Philosophy and Education
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from a range of courses offered in this programme
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from a range of courses offered in this programme
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from a range of courses offered in this programme
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.
Guaranteed rank score, subject and other requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    150
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    150
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    26

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Further requirements

Admission is subject to a satisfactory interview, police check/s, safety checks and referees’ reports.

You will be required to sit literacy and numeracy tests if you have been out of the New Zealand school system for more than one year.

*Read the Compliance with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation

As part of the interview process your written and oral fluency in te reo Māori will be assessed to the proficiency descriptors of the Taura Whiri i te Reo proficiency framework.

Alternatively, if you do not meet the level required for this specialisation you can gain entry through completing the Foundation Certificate Education Tohu Tūāpapa Mātauranga.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one semester’s successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand university or one year’s successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree or bachelor-level qualification from a New Zealand non-university tertiary institution. 

Entrance is subject to satisfactory police check/s safety checks*, interview and referees’ reports. You will be required to sit literacy and numeracy tests if you have been out of the New Zealand school system for more than one year.

*Read the Compliance with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation

You will have an additional interview in order for programme leaders to assess the fluency of your reo.

You will be assessed against the Taura Whiri i te Reo Proficiency Framework. You will also be asked to complete a writing sample in te reo.

Alternatively, if you do not meet the level required for this specialisation you can gain entry if you complete the Foundation Certificate Education Tohu Tūāpapa Mātauranga.

 

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

Minimum grade, subject and other requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Your GCE A level score is calculated on the best three academic subjects and General Studies cannot be included.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    26
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    7.0
  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
    Score required
    CCC
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    7.0
Further requirements

Admission is subject to a satisfactory interview, police check/s, safety checks* and referees’ reports.

*Read the Compliance with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).  

Admission is subject to a satisfactory interview, police check/s, safety checks* and referees’ reports.

*Read the Compliance with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

  • Bridge your educational gap with a preparation and foundation programme.
  • If you have an offer of place from us that is conditional on meeting English language requirements, you may be considered for English Pathway courses from the University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA)
  • If you are 20 on or before the first day of semester, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for special admission.

How much does a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,000*
International students
NZ$28,890*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

This programme is no longer accepting applications for online delivery. The only delivery mode is face-to-face.
The teachers’ specialisation is no longer open for new applications.   

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

We are the highest ranked university in New Zealand for Education as a subject. This means our graduates are in high demand. While many of our graduates go on to teach in a range of settings in New Zealand and overseas, this programme also equips you with a range of transferable skills that can be applied in many professions. Graduates of the Huarahi Māori specialisation are equipped to teach in Māori medium, bilingual and English medium primary and intermediate schools.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Curriculum developer
  • Early childhood/primary teacher
  • Education consultant
  • Educational researcher
  • Human Rights education coordinator
  • Māori medium teacher
  • Policy adviser
  • Special Needs specialist
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