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Study Primary Education at Otago

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Overview

The University of Otago College of Education offers a range of primary teaching qualifications for individuals who want to teach in primary and intermediate schools in New Zealand and overseas. All of these qualifications can lead to teacher registration.

Individuals with an interest in, and enthusiasm for, children and their learning should apply.

For more information see College of Education – Study Primary Education

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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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Qualifications

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Education Studies (BEdSt) - Primary Education pathway

Note: No new students will be accepted for this programme 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)

18

18

18

18

18

18

  0

  0

  0

18

2nd

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 *

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

3rd

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

36

72

 

* 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 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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Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) - Endorsed in Primary Education

Subject AreaPapersPoints
Teaching in Context

EDUC 471  Teaching in a New Zealand Context

30

Curriculum

EDUC 472  Primary Curriculum 1

EDUC 572  Primary Curriculum 2

30

30

Inquiry (Professional Experience)

EDUC 473   Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary)

EDUC 573   Extended Evidence-based Inquiry (Primary)

30

30

Pedagogy

EDUC 476   Diversity and Inclusion

30

Content Competency Tests

EICT 199   Information and Communication Technologies Competency Test

ELIT199  Literacy Competence Test

EMAT 199   Mathematics Competency Test (Primary)

0

0

0

Total

180

Note: Any student who does not pass one or more of EICT 199, ELIT 199, and (EMAT 196 or 197 or 199) 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 196 or 197 or 199(or equivalent papers).

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