BTchg Primary (Mixed Media Presentation)

This Bachelor of Teaching Primary (Mixed Media Presentation) programme is for people interested in working with children from 5-13 five-years old in primary, middle, intermediate and kura kaupapa schools.

Mixed Media Presentation delivery means that although some learning occurs through face-to-face teaching and audio conferencing, the majority of learning occurs through distance education or online. This programme is ideal for those who want to become a qualified primary teacher, but cannot attend regular classes due to distance. Preference is given to mature applicants rather than school leavers.

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


Kākano Rua (Māori Medium)

Entry criteria

University entrance criteria

To apply

Complete the teacher education selection process

Programme requirements

Compulsory Professional Education papers examine areas such as such as cultural and linguistic diversity, learning and teaching, curriculum and assessment and classroom management.

Curriculum papers enhance your knowledge of curriculum subjects such as the arts, environmental and sustainable education, health and physical education, language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and technology. NZ teachers use the NZ Curriculum to guide the teaching and learning process.

While the majority of papers are compulsory students on this programme can also choose four option papers.

Practical experience

For most of the year MMP students study at home and complete weekly tasks at a local school. One day per week (entire first year, Semester A second year) will be spent at a base school, teaching and evaluating planned lessons.

A full-time block practicum is also required in each of the three years of study, these compulsory practica are at schools other than the base school. The practicum is related to papers in the programme and involves practical teaching experience in a primary or immediate or kura kaupapa schools.

On campus attendance (Block)

Students also attend compulsory on-campus (block) classes in Hamilton. This is usually for a week in February, June and August. In addition to the first campus block in the first year, students spend one week in a school, becoming familiar with classroom life.
Students should spend a minimum of 30 hours per week on lecturers, assignments and associated readings. Significant part-time employment is not recommended for full-time students in this programme. Often students establish small study groups in their region.


The BTchg (Primary) consists of completing a total of 20 (360 points) 100, 200 and 300 level papers over three years.
Note: All papers are compulsory and your enrolment in these papers is completed by staff in the Office of Initial Teacher Education and Postgraduate Studies. If you are interested in the content of the papers click on the links below.

100 level

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

100 level Curriculum

  • 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 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


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