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Bachelor of Education Studies (BEdSt) and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching (GradDipEdTchg)

Students at Orientation

Note: No new students will be accepted for this programme except for students permitted to transfer from a BTchg programme.

Overview

The Bachelor of Education Studies endorsed with an area of specialisation and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching endorsed in Early Childhood, Primary or Primary Bilingual Education (Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua), together constitute a 4 year teaching qualification totalling 486 points. A year of advanced study and internship in a selected area of specialisation extends academic and professional knowledge, understanding and skills. Graduates of this qualification combination will be prepared for leadership roles within teaching and may apply for provisional teacher registration and entry into teaching at Q3+ salary status. As the first two years of the programme parallel the Bachelor of Teaching a student may opt to transfer to and exit on completion of 3 years with a Bachelor of Teaching degree.

Note: New enrolments are currently suspended for the BEdSt degree. No new students will be accepted for this programme except for students permitted to transfer from a BTchg programme. For further details consult the University of Otago College of Education website at otago.ac.nz/education

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Contact Details

Tel 0800 TO TEACH (0800 868 3224)
Email education@otago.ac.nz

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Subject Areas

Every Bachelor of Education Studies (BEdSt) programme must satisfy the requirements for one of each of the following pathways and endorsements:

Degree Pathways

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Primary Bilingual Education (Te Pōkai Mātauranga o Te Ao Rua)
  • Primary Education

    In addition, students must take papers in one of the following areas of specialisation:

    Endorsements (Areas of Specialisation)

    • Dance Education
    • Drama Education
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages
    • Family and Society
    • Health Education
    • Information and Communication Technologies
    • Language Teaching
    • Literacy
    • Literature
    • Māori Studies
    • Mathematics Education
    • Music Education
    • Physical Education
    • Religious Education
    • Science Education
    • Social Sciences Education
    • Technology Education
    • Visual Arts Education

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Professional Standards and Criminal Offences

See the Initial Teacher Education - Professional Standards and Criminal Offences Policy.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Education Studies (BEdSt) - Te Pōkai Mātauranga o Te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) pathway

Note: No new students will be accepted for this programme in 2017 except for students permitted to transfer from a BTchg programme.

Year Papers Points
1st

EDUC 101  Education and Society

EDUC 102  Human Development

EDCR 131  Introduction to English, Mathematics and Statistics

EDCR 132  Music, Dance and Drama

EDCR 133  Health and Physical Education

EDCR 152  He Kākano Noaiho

EDPR 151  Te Mōhiotanga - Professional Studies and Practice 1

EICT 199  ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 199  Mathematics Competency Test (Primary)

Any student who does not pass one or more of EICT 199, ELIT 199 and EMAT 199 at the first attempt is recommended to take EICT 198 Essential ICT for Teaching, ELIT 198 Essential Literacy for Teaching, and/or EMAT 198 Essential Mathematics for Teaching (or equivalent courses).

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EDUC 252  How People Learn

EDCR 231 Mathematics and Statistics

EDCR 232  Science and Technology

EDCR 234  English

EDCR 252  Te Pupuke

EDCR 254  Tikanga-ā-iwi, Ngā Reo, Toi Ataata

EDPR 251  Te Mātauranga - Professional Studies and Practice

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EDCR 360 Advanced Study and Internship

72 further points in one of the areas of specialisation, including at least 36 points at 300-level or above

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* Subject Studies papers

Students will select their specialisation papers in consultation with a Course Approver.

 

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Bachelor of Education Studies (BEdSt) - Primary Education pathway

Note: No new students will be accepted for this programme in 2017 except for students permitted to transfer from a BTchg programme.

Year Papers Points
1st

EDUC 101  Education and Society

EDUC 102  Human Development

EDCR 131  Introduction to English and Mathematics and Statistics

EDCR 132  Music, Dance and Drama

EDCR 133  Health and Physical Education

EDPR 131  Te Weu - Professional Studies and Practice I

EICT 199  ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 199  Mathematics Competency Test (Primary)

Subject Study paper *

Any student who does not pass one or more of EICT 199, ELIT 199, and EMAT 199 at the first attempt is recommended to take EICT 198 Essential ICT for Teaching , ELIT 198  Essential Literacy for Teaching and/or EMAT 198 Essential Mathematics for Teaching (or equivalent courses)

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EDUC 252  How People Learn

EDCR 231  Mathematics and Statistics

EDCR 232  Science and Technology

EDCR 233  Social Sciences, Learning Languages and Visual Arts

EDCR 234  English

EDPR 231  Te Aka - Professional Studies and Practice 2

Subject Studies papers *

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EDCR 360 Advanced Study and Internship

72 further points in one of the areas of specialisation listed above, including at least 36 points at 300-level or above

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* Programme must include 54 points from EDUC, EDSU or other approved Subject Studies papers.

Students will select their specialisation papers in consultation with a Course Approver.

 

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Bachelor of Education Studies (BEdSt) - Early Childhood Education pathway

No new students will be accepted into this programme for 2017 except for students permitted to transfer from a BTchg programme.

Year Papers Points
1st

EDUC 101  Education and Society

EDUC 102  Human Development

EDCR 101  Exploring Curriculum

EDCR 102  The Languages of Children

EDPR 101  The Practice of Early Childhood Teaching

EDPR 102  From Personal to Professional

EICT 199  ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 197 Mathematics Competency Test (ECE/Secondary)

Subject Study paper*

Note: any student who does not pass EICT 199, ELIT 199 and EMAT 197 at the first attempt is recommended to take EICT 198 Essential ICT for Teaching, ELIT 198 Essential Literacy for Teaching and/or support appropriate for EMAT 197 (or equivalent courses).

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EDUC 211  The Institutions of Childhood

EDCR 201  Weaving Curriculum

EDCR 202  People Under Three

EDCR 203  Te Ohonga Ake o ngā Marautanga

EDPR 201  Relationships and the Practice of Teaching

EDPR 202  Relationships in Inclusive Settings

Subject Study paper*

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EDCR 360 Advanced Study and Internship

72 further points in one of the area of specialisations listed above, including at least 36 points at 300-level or above

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Students will select their specialisation papers in consultation with a Course Approver.

* Programme must include 36 points from  EDUC , EDSU or other approved Subject Studies papers.

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Education Studies (BEdSt)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities), on the advice of the Dean, College of Education, who must be satisfied that, in accordance with Section 224 of the Education Act 1989, the candidate satisfies the requirements for admission to an initial teacher education programme.
    2. Applicants whose first language is not English or Mäori must provide certified copies of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results with a score of at least 7.0 in the academic version (with no individual component below 7.0), prior to admission.
    3. Students who hold or have completed the requirements for a degree enabling application for provisional teacher registration in New Zealand shall not be admitted to the programme.
    4. Note: The BEdSt degree does not in itself qualify graduates for provisional teacher registration (see regulations for Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching (GradDipEdTchg)).

  2. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme of study must satisfy the requirements for one of each of the pathways and endorsements in the schedules of requirements for the degree.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. A candidate who has not been granted credit or exemptions from papers on the basis of previous study shall normally follow a programme of full-time study for three years.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the degree within five years of admission to the programme.

  4. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
    2. Continuation in the programme shall be subject to a candidate’s achieving the required competency in Literacy, Information and Communication Technologies, and Mathematics, prior to enrolment in specified papers as listed in the Schedule of Education Papers.

  5. Credits

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may grant such credits or exemptions as are deemed appropriate for work previously completed by a candidate.

  6. Cross Credits

    A candidate who is enrolled for the degree concurrently with another degree, or who has completed one degree and is proceeding with the other, may cross credit 100- and 200-level papers which are common to both degrees up to 126 points where the other degree is a three-year degree and up to 180 points where the other degree is longer than a three-year degree.

  7. Exclusion from the Programme

    A candidate may be excluded from further study towards the degree by the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education (clauses (a), (b) and (d)), or the Dean, College of Education (clause (c)), if the candidate:

    1. fails to make satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the Academic Progress Policy);
    2. fails to pass a professional practice paper for a second time:
      1. Early Childhood Education
        EDPR 101 or EDPR 201
      2. Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bilingual Education)
        EDPR 151 or EDPR 251
      3. Primary Education
        EDPR 131 or EDPR 231
    3. fails a component of the professional practice programme due to unprofessional or unethical behaviour, under which circumstances the candidate may be excluded from the professional component of the qualification.
    4. fails to pass any other compulsory paper in three attempts.

  8. Examinations

    1. A candidate, who is enrolled for the Primary option or Primary Bilingual option for the degree and who has satisfied the internal assessment requirements for a compulsory curriculum studies paper but who has obtained a D grade in the final examination, may be permitted to sit a special examination for the paper or papers concerned, provided that the candidate has not failed more than half the total points for the year. In this event, the candidate will be required to repeat all the failed papers.
    2. Any candidate who is repeating a paper shall not normally be admitted to a special examination for that paper.

  9. Withdrawal from and Readmission to the Programme

    1. A candidate who withdraws from the programme at any time and wishes to be readmitted at a later date shall be required to apply to the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education, for readmission.
    2. The period of temporary withdrawal from the programme shall not normally exceed one year following the year of withdrawal.
    3. Application for readmission must normally be received by the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education, no later than 1 November in the year preceding desired readmission.
    4. If a candidate withdraws permanently from the programme, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) will determine, on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education, what credit may be granted towards another qualification.

  10. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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