Office of Initial Teacher Education and Undergraduate Studies


The Office of ITE and Undergraduate Studies oversees the coherence and composition of early childhood, primary and secondary teaching programmes and is responsible for their quality assurance. Teaching practicum, organisation and supervision is also the responsibility of the Office.

The Director, Office of ITE and Undergraduate Studies is responsible for co-ordination and oversight of the Office’s activities. Programme coordinators are responsible for each programme.

The Faculty of Education has a proud 50-year history of delivering teacher education programmes. Over the years we have educated thousands of teachers at our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses and through distance education.

Academic Rationale and Goals

The Faculty’s teacher education programmes academic rationale is based on an inquiry approach to education that views teaching as a holistic, multidimensional, complex, ever-changing, disciplined and ethical activity. The goals of these programmes are to prepare competent, knowledgeable and critically reflective beginning teachers who are committed to ongoing engagement in their own lifelong learning. We aim to produce graduates who are independent beginning professionals with considerable disciplinary knowledge, an in-depth knowledge of teaching and learning processes and a repertoire of teaching and assessment strategies.

Application and Enrolment

For application and enrolment advice into our Teacher Education programmes contact the Office of ITE and Undergraduate Studies recruitment staff.

Phone: 0800 83 22 42 or +64 7 838 4940
Address: Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240
Physical Address: Gate 5, Hillcrest Rd, Hamilton