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

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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.

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Contact Details

College of Education

Tel 0800 TO TEACH (0800 83224)
Email education@otago.ac.nz

For assistance with submitting your application online, contact the University Information Centre.

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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)

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    Professional Standards and Criminal Offences

    Students graduating with a preservice teacher education qualification are eligible to apply to the New Zealand Teachers Council for registration as teachers.

    In view of the requirements of the New Zealand Teachers Council for the registration of teachers and the entitlement of schools, early childhood centres, and other education services participating in teacher education programmes to have confidence in the character and behaviour of College of Education students:

    (a) persons who are applying for enrolment in College of Education teacher education programmes must consent to verification from the New Zealand Police and Department of Courts that the applicant has no undeclared criminal charges or convictions;

    (b) depending on the nature and recency of the offending, an applicant for admission to a programme may be declined admission by the Selection Committee concerned on the grounds that the applicant is not of good character and/or has been guilty of misconduct (see Education Act 1989, Section 224(113) (a) and (b));

    (c) students who are enrolled in teacher education programmes offered by the College of Education must adhere to the professional standards required during the period of the teacher education programme and also must declare any charges or convictions for criminal offences;

    (d) any student charged with or convicted of a criminal offence during the period of a College of Education teacher education programme must inform the Associate Dean (Teacher Education) in writing within seven days of such charge or conviction (in the case of a student who is currently enrolled) or before applying for enrolment for further study (in the case of a student who is not currently enrolled). A determination about the student’s eligibility to continue to study towards the qualification will be made by the Dean of the College of Education on the recommendation of the Associate Dean (Teacher Education).

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Programme Requirements

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

No new enrolments will be accepted into this programme for 2015.

YearPapersPoints
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 199 Mathematics Content Mastery Test

Subject Study paper*

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

18

18

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18

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18

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18

2nd

EDUC 211  The Institution of Childhood

EDCR 201  Weaving Curriculum

EDCR 202  People Under Three

EDPR 201  Relationships and the Practice of Teaching

EDPR 202  Relationships in Inclusive Settings

Subject Study paper*

18

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18

18

18

18

3rd

EDCR 360  Advanced Study and Internship

Five papers in the area of specialisation, at least two of which must be at 300-level or above

36

90

 

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

No new enrolments will be accepted into this programme for 2015.

YearPapersPoints
1st

EDUC 101  Advanced Study and Internship

EDUC 102  Human Development

EDCR 131  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics I

EDCR 132  Introduction to the Arts and Science

EDPR 132  Professional Practice I

EDPR 151  Tikanga Tuku Iho - Te Kete Tuatahi

EDSU 106 *  Te Whiringa o Te Reo

EICT 199  ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 199  Mathematics Content Mastery Test

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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18

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2nd

EDUC 252  How People Learn

EDCR 231  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics 2

EDCR 232  Introduction to Social Sciences, Technology, Health and Physical Education

EDCR 253  He Kākano Noaiho

EDPR 232  Professional Practice 2

EDPR 251  Tikanga Tuku Iho - Te Kete Tuarua

EDSU 107 *  Tōku Ao, Tōku Tikanga, Tōku Oranga

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18

18

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12

18

3rd

EDCR 360  Advanced Study and Internship

Five papers in the area of specialisation, at least two of which must be at 300-level or above

36

90

 

* Programme must include Subject Studies papers EDSU 106 and EDSU 107

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

 

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Bachelor of Education Studies (BEdSt) - Primary Education pathway

No new enrolments will be accepted into this programme for 2015.

YearPapersPoints
1st

EDUC 101  Education and Society

EDUC 102  Human Development

EDCR 131  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics I

EDCR 132  Introduction to the Arts and Science

EDPR 131  Te Weu - Professional Studies I

EDPR 132  Professional Practice I

EICT 199  ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 199  Mathematics Content Mastery Test

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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18

12

18

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18

2nd

EDUC 252  How People Learn

EDCR 231  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics 2

EDCR 232  Introduction to Social Sciences, Technology, Health and Physical Education

EDPR 231  Te Aka - Professional Studies 2

EDPR 232  Professional Practice 2

Subject Studies papers *

18

18

18

12

18

36

3rd

EDCR 360  Advanced Study and Internship

Five papers in the area of specialisation, at least two of which must be at 300-level or above

36

90

 

* 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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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 Associate Dean (Teacher Education), 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 a preservice teacher education programme.
    2. In accordance with the New Zealand Teachers Council Standards for Qualifications that Lead to Teacher Registration, candidates whose first language is not English or Māori must provide certified copies of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results, with a score of at least 7.0 in the academic module (with no individual band 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.

      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.

    Note: Credit for either or both of EDSU 106 and EDSU 107 may be granted on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment.

  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, 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 132 or EDPR 232
      3. Primary Education
        EDPR 132 or EDPR 232
    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 to the programme 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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