Duration
Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2020 Semester One – 2 March
2021 Semester One – 1 March
Available locations
Epsom, Manukau, Tai Tokerau
Points
360
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

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.

Programme structure

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

Each specialisation has the same overall structure – comprising 360 points of coursework and a 22-week (approx) practicum element where you will spend time observing and teaching in a range of settings. See below for examples. View the Huarahi Māori structure here.

Most students need to take one or two General Education courses.

Students should also be aware of the University’s Academic English Language Requirement.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

Primary specialisation

Year 1 120 points

  • Code:
    EDUC 106
    Name:
    History of Education and Society
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 108
    Name:
    Mathematics and Statistics Education 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 109
    Name:
    Languages and Literacies Education 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 117
    Name:
    Arts Education
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFM 100
    Name:
    Te Ao Māori - Te Kākano
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 100
    Name:
    Practicum 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 102
    Name:
    Inquiry into Practice 1
    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 209
    Name:
    Developing Learning Communities
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 204
    Name:
    Practicum 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 208
    Name:
    Inquiry into Practice 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFM 200
    Name:
    Te Ao Māori - Te Mahuri
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUC 203
    Name:
    Pasifika Education and Diversity
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 113
    Name:
    Science and Technology Education 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 119
    Name:
    Health and Physical Education and Social Studies Education 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 309
    Name:
    Furthering Learning Through Assessment
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 3 120 points

  • Code:
    EDUC 324
    Name:
    Inclusive Education and Philosophy
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 304
    Name:
    Practicum 3
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFM 300
    Name:
    Te Ao Māori - Te Puāwaitanga
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 201
    Name:
    Mathematics and Statistics Education 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 203
    Name:
    Languages and Literacies in Education 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 205
    Name:
    Science and Technology Education 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 206
    Name:
    Health and Physical Education and Social Studies Education 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 307
    Name:
    Inquiry into Practice 3
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Sample programme structure

ECE specialisation

Year 1 120 points

  • Code:
    EDUC 106
    Name:
    History of Education and Society
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 105
    Name:
    Practicum 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFM 100
    Name:
    Te Ao Māori - Te Kākano
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 103
    Name:
    Inquiry into Practice 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SOCWORK 111
    Name:
    Professional Communication Skills
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 118
    Name:
    Young Children and Early Learning Environments
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 104
    Name:
    Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    One course from the General Education schedules available for this programme
    Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 2 120 points

  • Code:
    EDPROFM 200
    Name:
    Te Ao Māori - Te Mahuri
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUC 203
    Name:
    Pasifika Education and Diversity
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 205
    Name:
    Practicum 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 212
    Name:
    Inquiry into Practice 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 207
    Name:
    Curriculum and Pedagogy
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 209
    Name:
    Literacies, Languages and Cultures
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 211
    Name:
    Engaging with Infants and Toddlers
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUCSW 102
    Name:
    Human Development
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 3 120 points

  • Code:
    EDPROFM 300
    Name:
    Te Ao Māori - Te Puāwaitanga
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUC 324
    Name:
    Inclusive Education and Philosophy
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPRAC 307
    Name:
    Practicum 3
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 308
    Name:
    Inquiry into Practice 3
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDPROFST 315
    Name:
    Relational Worlds of Children
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 216
    Name:
    Hauora
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 217
    Name:
    Creative Arts in the Early Years
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDCURRIC 208
    Name:
    Investigation and Exploration
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 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 Children's 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.

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 of successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or one year of successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree qualification from a New Zealand 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.

You will also need to provide evidence of meeting the Teaching Council Matatū Aotearoa English Language Competency requirements by IELTS or an approved alternative. Further information on approved alternatives can be found here

*Read the Compliance with the Children's 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.

Transfer of Credit - You can apply for transfer of credit for tertiary courses completed elsewhere as part of your Application for Admission. If you have completed study at another New Zealand University, get an estimate of the transfer credit you may be eligible for, using our Transfer Credit Calculator.

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.
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). For entry based on CIE you must first meet the University Entrance (UE) standard. 

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited 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. Your CIE score (rank score) will be calculated based on your AS and A Level results.

  • 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
  • Qualification
    CIE University of Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    150
    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 Children's 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.

You need to have the following:

You must have completed one semester of successful bachelors degree study from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or one year of successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree qualification from a New Zealand tertiary institution.

See information about prior tertiary study 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

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.
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,120*
International students
NZ$28,890*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 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 $7.06 per point, estimated at $847.20 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.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

International applicants should submit their application as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
1 December 2018

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.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2019 Year 1 Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood Education

 

  • 27 February Introduction day
  • 4–29 March Lectures
  • 1–12 April Practicum Block 1

15 – 27 April MID-SEMESTER BREAK

  • 29 April–31 May Lectures
  • 3–7 June Study break
  • 10–28 June Exams

1 – 12 July INTER-SEMESTER BREAK

  • 15 July–13 September Lectures
  • 16–27 September Practicum Block 2

30 September–11 October MID-SEMESTER BREAK

  • 14–25 October Practicum Block 2 continued
  • 28 October–15 November Exams
  • 15 November Semester/Year end

 

2019 Year 1 Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary and Huarahi Māori

 

  • 28 February  Introduction day
  • 4–29 March Lectures
  • 1 April–12 April Practicum Block 1

15–27 April MID-SEMESTER BREAK

  • 29 April–31 May Lectures
  • 3–7 June Study break
  • 10–28 June Exams

1–12 July INTER-SEMESTER BREAK

  • 15 July–13 September Lectures
  • 16–27 September Practicum Block 2

30 September–11 October MID-SEMESTER BREAK

  • 14 October–25 October Practicum Block 2 continued
  • 28 October–15 November Exams
  • 15 November Semester/Year end
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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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