BTchg (Primary) (Conjoint)

This Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) Conjoint programme is for people interested in working with young people from 5-13 years old in primary, intermediate and middle schools and kura kaupapa and who also want to gain a subject degree.

The BTchg Conjoint programme is an intensive programme which involves completing two degrees concurrently – a BTchg and a Subject degree, which usually takes four years to complete.

Subject degree choices include a:

(See also BTchg (Primary) or degree graduates see GradDipT (Primary))



Entry criteria

University entrance criteria

To apply

Complete the teacher education selection process.

Programme requirements

The BTchg Conjoint programmes involves completing two degees.

The BTchg consists of a total of 15 papers at 100, 200 and 300 level (270 points) in Professional Education.  The compulsory Professional Education papers focus on the practice of teaching and prepare you to teach all curriculum areas (Language and Literacy, Māori, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, Environmental Education, Social Studies, Science and Technology). NZ teachers use the NZ Curriculum to guide the teaching and learning process.

In your second degree (eg. BA, BSc, BSocSc, BSpLS) you will also complete 15 papers at 100, 200 and 300 level (270 points) that will strengthen your subject knowledge. You will need to complete the requirements of a major and supporting subject in your selected subject degree.

The practicum involves practical teaching experience over several consecutive weeks in year 1,3 and 4 of your programmes. It is an opportunity to put the theory you learn into practice and allows you to experience day to day learning and teaching in schools.

You are also placed for one half-day per week during year 1 in schools. These placements provide opportunities for practical teaching. Placement is linked to specific papers and requires you to carry out tasks and observations.

BTchg Papers

Note: All papers are compulsory and your enrolment in these papers is completed by staff in the Office of Initial Teacher Education and Undergraduate Studies. If you are interested in the content of the papers click on the links below. For your Subject degree view the University’s Catalogue of Papers.

100 level

TEDE121 Professional Practice 1: Practicum (P1)
TEPS122 Professional Practice and Inquiry 1 (P1)
TEHD100 Human Development for Educators

100 level Curriculum Papers

TEAL120 Learning and Teaching Language and Literacy
TEMB121 Aronga Māori
TEAL123 Learning and Teaching the Arts
TESP122 Learning and Teaching Health and Physical Education
TEPC120 Environmental Education
TEPC122 Learning and Teaching Social Studies
TEMS120 Learning and Teaching Mathematics
TEMS121 Learning and Teaching Science
TEMS122 Learning and Teaching Technology

200 level

TEDE221 Professional Practice 2: Practicum (P2)
TEPS222 Professional Practice and Inquiry 2 (P2)
TEPC220 Social Issues in Aotearoa/New Zealand Education
TEHD220 Developing Inclusive Practices
TEAL220 Literacy Education
TEPC224 Working with Cultural/Linguistic Diversity
TEMS220 Mathematics Education

300 level

TEDE321 Professional Practice 3: Practicum (P3)
TEPS322 Professional Practice and Inquiry 3 (P3)
TEPS320 Curriculum and Assessment: Issues and Strategies
TEAL321 School Literacy Programmes