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Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

  • ID:UC640017
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

The BTchLn(Primary) has one intake each February. Selection for entry is based on:

  • academic ability, involvement and interest in working with children, community involvement, communication skills, and other personal qualities as outlined in the Guide to Applying
  • a police check, referees' reports, and an interview
  • a short literacy and numeracy test.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 94, with at least 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening and 23 speaking
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 185 with at least 185 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 65 and no PTE communicative skills score below 65

Course Information

If you are inspired by the world around you and wish to make a positive difference in the lives of young people, then a career in teaching or education could be for you.

You will introduce children to the world of learning, and start them on their road to reading, writing and mathematics. It’s a very rewarding and satisfying career in which you can make a real difference in children’s lives. Primary teachers work with children in Years 1 to 8 (ages 5 to 13) in primary, intermediate, middle, and area schools.

Primary teacher education students:

  • want to teach all school subjects
  • are interested in working with children and their communities
  • are organised and well prepared
  • are nurturing and enjoy cultivating a love of learning in others.

The BTchLn(Primary) is a professional qualification that prepares you for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher. There are a number of study options available to students including:

  • full-time or part-time study on campus in Ōtautahi Christchurch
  • full-time in Whakatū Nelson by a mix of face-to-face and distance study
  • full-time or part-time study by distance.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching
  • Master of Education
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Successful graduates meet the requirements for provisional teacher registration with Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand.

Primary teaching graduates are employed in teaching and management positions in primary, intermediate, middle, and area schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. Internationally recognised, many BTchLn(Primary) graduates also find work abroad.

Teaching skills of management, communication, coordination, responsibility, and organisation are prized by many professions such as management, policy and advocacy, publishing, politics, and business.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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