About the College of Education
For people who wish to be inspiring teachers or want to understand the educational inﬂuences in our society better, the College of Education offers a wide range of programmes.
We offer Teacher Education programmes or, for those who don’t necessarily want to become teachers, but are interested in education, we offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major (specialisation) in Education Studies.
Teaching is a career that offers a range of exciting opportunities for people who want to work with children and young adults. A teaching qualiﬁcation also gives graduates a broad range of skills in communication, organisation, management, creativity and adaptability.
Graduates of our teaching programmes not only become successful teachers, but many also move into other exciting careers: museum educators, zoo education officers, Ministry of Education policy analysts, journalists, children’s television presenters, college/university/polytechnic lecturers, youth support workers, teachers of English overseas, children’s advocates and more.
Celebrating over 136 years of teaching excellence
Established in 1876, the University of Otago College of Education has the longest history of teacher education in New Zealand.
International travel and study
Student exchange programme at Otago
You may also be interested in taking the time to experience your big OE whilst studying at the College of Education. The University of Otago operates a student exchange programme with other international institutions. Our international ties enable you to gain international learning experience while studying at the College of Education. An overseas exchange looks great on your CV and is an experience of a lifetime.
International study is usually undertaken at undergraduate level within Education Studies. Acceptance into the programme is based on academic merit – so make sure you concentrate on your studies if this is your aim!