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Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Dunedin Campus


Our Bachelor of Teaching Primary gives you the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to begin your career in primary education.

This 3-year Level 7 programme blends online learning with practical experience in a primary school setting to prepare you to become a qualified, registered primary teacher. The Bachelor of Teaching Primary combines online study with field-based practice.

If you would like to study for the Bachelor of Teaching Primary over more than 3 years, you can request to study parttime as long as you complete the programme within an agreed timeframe.

Programme delivery

Te ara tuku

You will study nine 30-credit courses and six 15-credit courses over 3 years. There are two semesters a year, and both are 16 weeks long.

Weekly requirements include:

• approximately 16 hours of online engagement

• 2 days field-based practice in a primary/middle/intermediate/area school (supervised by a registered teacher)

• an average of 9 hours of independent study.

In addition to supervised practice in your primary/middle/intermediate/area school, you will need to complete a teaching practicum in a different school setting during each year of the programme.

There will also be one 2-day noho marae experience each year.


In the first year, you will study four courses, in the second and third years, the themes in these courses will be expanded on.

Maori Teaching and Learning

Human Development for Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning as a Professional

The Teacher as Professional

The Practice of Teaching (1)

Professional Practice

Entry criteria

You are required to work voluntarily at a primary/middle/intermediate/area school for 2 days a week under the supervision of a registered teacher with a full practising certificate or subject to confirmation.

To apply for this programme, you must:

be at least 18 years old

have University Entrance or better (or overseas equivalent) and meet the literacy and numeracy standards required for entrance to a university or be able to demonstrate to our satisfaction that you have the skills and ability to study at tertiary level*

have a school willing to support field-based days (2 days each week during semester time) and year 1 practicum (4 weeks in second semester)

pass a children’s worker safety check as required under the Children’s Act 2014, including police vetting

provide evidence of your proficiency in English if English is an additional language.

*If you are aged 20 or over, you do not require University Entrance.

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