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- Educational Researcher
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- Child Advocate
- Environmental Education
Our initial teacher education programmes in early childhood, primary, secondary, technology and Māori Medium teaching are nationally and internationally recognised. Currently we are rated amongst the top two percent in the world for education (www.qs.com).
We provide practical hands-on teaching opportunities in schools and early childhood services. As a student with us you will broaden your understanding of people and gain skills and knowledge that will prepare you for a teaching career that is enriching, rewarding and worthwhile.
Depending on whether you have studied before or are new to study, we can cater for your needs. We offer bachelor degrees, one-year graduate diplomas and the Masters of Teaching and Learning. Our diverse options mean you can study online or on-campus in Hamilton or Tauranga.
To view the latest Teacher Education Programme Overview, which tells you about all your options, please click here.
Applications are now open. You will need to apply early, between August and November for Semester A intake and before June for the Semester B intake. All teacher education applicants will need to undergo an application and selection process. For further information about our teacher education programmes contact staff in the Office of ITE and Undergraduate Studies.
Choosing a qualification
Qualifications if you do not have a degree
|BTchg Early Childhood||3 years||Hamilton, Tauranga||February, July|
|BTchg Early Childhood – Ki Taiao||3 years||Online||February|
|BTchg Early Childhood (Upgrade)||6 papers||Hamilton, Tauranga, Online||Jan, March, July|
|BTchg Primary||3 years||Hamilton, Tauranga, Online||February|
|BTchg Primary – Kākano Rua||3 years||Hamilton, Tauranga, Online||February|
|BTchg Primary (Upgrade)||6 papers||Hamilton, Tauranga, Online||Jan, March, July|
Note: The upgrade programme is for teachers only.
Qualifications if you have a degree
|GradDipT (Early Childhood)||1 year||Online||January|
|GradDipT (Primary)||1 year||Hamilton||January|
|GradDipT (Secondary)||1 year||Hamilton, Tauranga, Online||February|
|GradDipT/ GradDip Engineering (Technology Teaching)||2 years||Hamilton||February|
|GradDipT/GradDip Tourism & Hospitality Management (Teaching)||2 years||Hamilton||February|
Note: The above GradDipT technology qualifications are two-year pathways.
|Master of Teaching and Learning||1 year||Hamilton||January|
|Teacher Education Refresh Programme (Dependent on numbers)||12 weeks||Varies||Varies|
Note: This programme caters for Primary, Secondary and Māori medium teachers who have graduated from Initial Teacher Education but have not achieved full registration within a six year period, teachers who have qualified overseas or teachers returning to the workforce after a lengthy period.