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Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg)

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Overview

The Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) degree is a three-year programme (360 points), registered at Level 7 on the New Zealand qualifications Framework, designed to enable graduates to meet the requirements for initial teacher registration in New Zealand. It provides the initial step for teachers on the road of lifelong professional learning.

The degree is underpinned by four themes and divided into central strands that are designed to promote student reflection on the interrelationship of knowledge and issues presented throughout the chosen programme and to make connections between theory and practice associated with the degree papers.

See Themes and Strands for more information.

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Endorsements

Students will choose one of three endorsements, preparing them for teaching in a specific setting of the New Zealand education system.

Early Childhood Education

Papers within this programme address professional teaching issues, Te Whāriki (the early childhood curriculum), educational theory, subject studies and practical teaching experience through placements in early childhood settings. Students also select to study a subject of their choice, either from the range of subject studies papers offered at the College of Education or from the wider University.

Offered at both the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.

Primary Education

This programme prepares graduates to teach in the primary and intermediate sector, Years 1 to 8 (children ranging in age from 5-12 years). Papers within this programme address professional teaching issues, subject knowledge, education theory, practical teaching experience and the requirements of the New Zealand curriculum. Students also select to study a subject of their choice, either from the range of subject studies papers offered at the College of Education or from the wider University.

Offered at both the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.

Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education)

If you have a desire to develop your own knowledge in Te Ao Māori and are enthusiastic about teaching children you are encouraged to apply for this comprehensive Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua programme. It offers the unique opportunity to become qualified as a primary teacher with increased knowledge of Te Ao Māori. As a graduate of this programme you will have been prepared to deliver the curriculum from a Māori perspective, using both English and Māori and be qualified to teach in primary, intermediate and/or Māori immersion schools.

Offered at the Invercargill campus only.

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Applying

See the following for information about applying for the Bachelor of Teaching:

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Contact Details

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

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) endorsed in Early Childhood Education

Students who first enrolled in 2015 or earlier will normally complete the programme under the regulations in force when they first enrolled.

Year Papers Points
1st year

Education Studies

EDUC 101   Education and Society

EDUC 102   Human Development

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 101   Exploring Curriculum

EDCR 102   The Languages of Children

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 101   The Practice of Early Childhood Teaching

EDPR 102   From Personal to Professional

Subject Studies

Subject Study*

Competency Tests

EICT 199  ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 197  Mathematics Competency Test (ECE/Secondary)

Total points

 

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

 

0

0

0

126

2nd year

Education Studies

EDUC 211   The Institutions of Childhood

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 201  Weaving Curriculum

EDCR 202  People Under Three

EDCR 203  Te Ohonga Ake o ngā Marautanga

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 201  Relationships and the Practice of Teaching

EDPR 202  Relationships in Inclusive Settings

Subject Studies

Subject Study*

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

126

3rd year

Education Studies

EDUC 311  Contemporary Understandings of Young Children as Learners

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 301  Living Curriculum

EDCR 302  Debating Curriculum

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 301  Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 1

EDPR 302  Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 2

EDPR 303  Politics, Policy, and the Profession

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

 

18

18

18

108

Total   360

* Programme must include Subject Studies papers worth a total of at least 36 points selected from EDUC and/or EDSU papers and/or papers from other approved disciplines and subjects.
Note: Any student who does not pass one or more of 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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Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) endorsed in Te Pōkai Mātauranga o Te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education)

Students who first enrolled in 2015 or earlier will normally complete the programme under the regulations in force when they first enrolled.

Available only at the Southland Campus

Year Papers Points
1st year

Education Studies

EDUC 101   Education and Society

EDUC 102   Human Development

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 131   Introduction to English, Mathematics and Statistics

EDCR 132   Music, Dance and Drama

EDCR 133   Health and Physical Education

EDCR 152   Kākano Noaiho

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 151   Te Mōhiotanga – Professional Studies and Practice 1

Competency Tests

EICT 199  ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 199  Mathematics Competency Test (Primary)

Total points

 

18

18

 

18

18

18

18

 

18

 

0

0

0

126

2nd year

Education Studies

EDUC 252  How People Learn

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 231  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics 2

EDCR 232  Science and Technology

EDCR 234  English

EDCR 252  Te Pupuke

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

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 251  Te Mātauranga - Professional Studies and Practice

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

18

18

18

 

18

126

3rd year

Education Studies

EDUC 335  Constructions of Learning in Education Settings**

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 331  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics 3

EDCR 334  English and TESOL

EDCR 353  Whakaurunga o ngā Marautanga

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 351 Tikanga Tuku Iho - Te Kete Tuatoru

EDPR 333 Professional Practice 4

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

18

 

18

18

108

Total   360

Note: Any student who does not pass one or more of EICT 199, ELIT 199 and/or 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).
* In Curriculum Studies papers, students will focus on the English medium documents, while developing a working knowledge of the parallel marau curricula within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

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Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) endorsed in Primary Education

Students who first enrolled in 2015 or earlier will normally complete the programme under the regulations in force when they first enrolled.

Year Papers Points
1st year

Education Studies

EDUC 101   Education and Society

EDUC 102   Human Development

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 131   Introduction to English, Mathematics and Statistics

EDCR 132   Music, Dance and drama

EDCR 133   Health and Physical Education

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 131   Te Weu – Professional Studies and Practice 1

Subject Studies

Subject Study*

Competency Tests

EICT 199  ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 199  Mathematics Competency Test (Primary)

Total points

 

18

18

 

18

18

18

 

18

 

18

 

0

0

0

126

2nd year

Education Studies

EDUC 252  How People Learn

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 231  Mathematics and Statistics

EDCR 232  Science and Technology

EDCR 233  Social Sciences, Learning Languages and Visual Arts

EDCR 234  English

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 231  Te Aka – Professional Studies and Practice 2

Subject Studies

Subject Study*

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

18

18

 

18

 

18

126

3rd year

Education Studies

EDUC 335  Constructions of Learning in Education Settings**

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 331  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics 3

EDCR 332  Curriculum Pedagogy and Content

EDCR 334  English and TESOL

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 331 Te Puāwaitanga – Professional Studies 3

EDPR 333  Professional Practice 4

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

18

 

18

18

108

Total   360

* Programme must include Subject Studies papers worth a total of at least 36 points selected from EDUC and/or EDSU papers and/or papers from other approved disciplines and subjects.
** A student wishing to focus on early years schooling, may substitute EDUC 311 – Contemporary Understandings of Young Children as Learners for EDUC 335 and may also substitute EDCR 301 – Living Curriculum for EDCR 332, with approval of the Programme Coordinator.
Note: Any student who does not pass one or more of EICT 199, ELIT 199 and/or 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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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg)

  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 applicant satisfies the requirements for admission to an initial teacher education programme.
    2. Applicants whose first language is not English or Māori must provide certified copies of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results, including a score of at least 7.0 in the academic version (with no individual component below 7.0), prior to admission.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme of study must satisfy the requirements for one of the endorsements listed above.

  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 follow a programme of full-time study for not less than three years.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the degree within six 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 a maximum of 126 points where the other degree is a three-year degree and up to a maximum of 180 points where the other degree is longer than a three-year degree.

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  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, EDPR 201, EDPR 301 or EDPR 302

      2. Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education)
        EDPR 151, EDPR 251, EDPR 333 or EDPR 351

      3. Primary Education
        EDPR 131, EDPR 231, EDPR 331 or EDPR 333

    3. fails a component of the professional practice programme due to unprofessional or unethical behaviour, under which circumstances the student 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 student 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. Applications for readmission should normally be received by the Associate Dean (Teacher Education), College of Education, no later than 1 November in the year preceding desired readmission.

  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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