Enter a profession where the demand for teachers is high in New Zealand and overseas. Gain an internationally-recognised degree from the only New Zealand University to rank in the top 50 in the world for Education as a subject.
Choose to specialise in teaching Primary, Early Childhood Education or Huarahi Māori. Our programme will equip you with the tools you need to teach in 21st century classrooms and education centres, where building strong relationships is vital, diversity is welcomed and digital learning is key.
The programme is shaped by a commitment to fairness and social justice. It is underpinned by the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a commitment to ensure equitable outcomes in learning. You will learn alongside a diverse range of students and be taught basic proficiency in te reo Māori.
You will be taught by academics who are experts in their fields of Education and passionate about supporting the next generation of teachers. Courses are taught through a range of methods including face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops, as well as online learning.
Over the three years you’ll spend full-time block practical placements (practicums) in a range of schools, kura or early childhood centres, with the guidance of a dedicated teacher within the school or centre, supported by your university supervisors. This will help you to become a part of a community, establish connections to set you up in your career, and gain vital skills to prepare you for the transition into teaching.
Students starting their studies in 2020 will participate in full-time practicums on the following dates:
- 30 March–9 April Intro to practicum (two weeks)
- 22 June–26 June Students on call (one week)
- 20 July–21 August Main practicum (six weeks, starting from the beginning of Term 3)
In your second year you’ll have the choice of doing your second semester abroad at one of our 125 partner universities in over 20 countries.
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) students are eligible for the external TeachNZ Scholarships. Find out more and apply.
Before you begin your teaching journey, there are a few key steps you need to complete, so we recommend applying early. Read about the process on our Info for applicants page.