Welcome to the College of Education

Message from the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Harlene Hayne

Professor Harlene HayneAt the University of Otago, we recognise that teachers are the single most important ingredient in our school system and we are committed to nurturing the best, the brightest, and the most effective teachers in New Zealand. Our rigorous academic programmes combined with the residential nature of our campus environment and our strong Treaty partnership with Ngai Tahu makes us ideally placed to provide future teachers with the intellectual, personal, and cultural maturity that they will need to succeed in the 21st century. Our initial teacher education programmes are characterised by a relentless focus on learning, the creation of a strong culture of research, a lifelong commitment to professional development, highly productive relationships with local schools, and a deep appreciation of the socioeconomic and cultural diversity of the young people in classrooms throughout the country. We see teachers as an essential driver of prosperity and well-being in New Zealand—our goal is to be the leader in teacher education.

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The University of Otago College of Education is dedicated to the enhancement of educational practice through high quality teaching, scholarship, research, professional leadership and community service, to benefit children, other learners, educators and the wider community (local, national and international).

For people wishing to be inspiring teachers or wanting to understand the educational influences in our society better, the College of Education offers a wide range of programmes.

Applications to study teaching are open

Our teacher education programmes enable you to become a qualified teacher in Early Childhood, Primary, Primary Maori-medium, or Secondary Education.

Applications to study the Master of Teaching and Learning (PMTCLN01) and Bachelor of Teaching (UBTCHG02) at the Dunedin Campus in 2015 will be closing on 28 November 2014.

Applications to study the Bachelor of Teaching (UBTCHG02) at the Southland Campus in Invercargill, will be open until 15 January 2015.

Please Note: Applications to study are still open for the Master of Education (PMEDUC01), Master of Teaching (PMTCHG01), Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (PCTCHG01), and Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PDTCHG01).

We do not have a mid-year intake.

There are different options available to achieve a qualification that leads to teacher registration. We're happy to discuss these options with you.
Email education@otago.ac.nz or phone 0800 TO TEACH (0800 86 83224)

Go to the applications page

University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence

Auckland novelist Melinda Szymanik will take up the position of University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence in 2014. Melinda plans to develop an historical novel for nine to 13 year olds about the arrival of World War II Polish refugee children in Pahiatua in 1944. More information about the winners of the University of Otago 2014 Arts Fellowships.

Contact Details

College of Education at the University of Otago

145 Union Street East, Dunedin 9016
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Freephone: 0800 TO TEACH
(0800 86 83224)
Email education@otago.ac.nz

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© College of Education at the University of Otago
145 Union Street East
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Freephone: 0800 TO TEACH
(0800 86 83224)
Email education@otago.ac.nz