Gain comprehensive knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum and learn skills required to teach in a range of socially diverse settings.
Apply for Semester 1, 2022
Applications for study commencing in Semester 1, 2022 are now open.
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.
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.