Curriculum Studies


Curriculum studies is included in all teaching programmes offered. Teaching in schools is guided by the National Curriculum so you need to learn and be able to teach curriculum subjects effectively within your specific teaching sector (Early Childhood Education, Primary, Secondary, or Māori Medium).

Areas of Study

The curriculum you learn will depend on the area of teaching you study:  

  • Early Childhood Education - Te Whāriki
  • Primary teaching - New Zealand Curriculum
  • Māori Medium -_Te Marautanga o Aotearoa_
  • Secondary teaching - The curriculum specific to your teaching subject

You can study Curriculum Studies in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will learn curriculum subject content and achievement objectives.

Career opportunities

Knowledge of the curriculum for your chosen area of teaching is vital. It forms an integral part of the teaching programme in schools in New Zealand. You can, with experience, become a lead teacher in a specific curriculum subject within your school or concentrate on the development of curriculum subjects.

More information

For more information see Curriculum Studies.