Primary Teaching

Primary Teaching qualifications equip students to teach children from five to 13 years of age in a range of settings.

Subject overview

By supporting children’s learning success from Year 1 to Year 8, primary teachers influence the future. Rated in the top 2% of Education courses worldwide, our programmes develop your knowledge of The New Zealand Curriculum and its eight essential learning areas: mathematics and statistics, English, science, technology, social science, the arts, languages, and health and physical education.

We prepare students to teach in a broad range of areas, including specialised subjects such as sport and cultural interests.

We provide students with practical experience in a range of school settings. Working alongside experienced teachers gives you a real insight into what teaching is all about.

Where can Primary Teaching take you?

Primary Teaching qualifies you to become a provisionally certificated teacher in primary and intermediate schools.

Graduates also work in after-school and holiday care services, special education settings, private tutoring firms and in teaching resource development.

More advanced study of educational theory and teaching techniques can lead to careers in research, education leadership and policymaking.

Explore your study options in Primary Teaching