Undergraduate study in Education

What can you study in Education?

You can choose to study Education through:

  • A teaching degree, qualifying you to become a teacher
  • A Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies
  • A Bachelor of Education (TESOL)
  • A Bachelor of Arts majoring in Education
  • A degree in Physical Education and Health Education

If you want to become a certificated teacher in New Zealand, you should choose the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) where you can specialise in either:

If you are interested in early childhood education and social contexts relevant for children from birth to eight years of age, choose a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies.

If you are interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages, choose a Bachelor of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

If you would like to gain a broad understanding of Education, how people learn and educational psychology, but are not sure you want to be a teacher, then you can choose a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Education.

Are you interested in community health and wellbeing and the role of education helping people become healthy and active? If so, you can pursue the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education.   

If you do not have the grades to enter a degree programme, the one-year Tertiary Foundation Certificate (Education and Social Work pathway) can provide you with the entry requirements and prepare you for university-level study.