The University of Otago College of Education offers a wide range of opportunities and qualifications; if you want to inspire in the classroom or better understand the educational influences in our society, the College of Education will have a programme for you.
Graduates of our teaching programmes will be well prepared to work with children and young adults, and will gain a broad range of skills in communication, organisation, management, creativity and adaptability. This makes our graduates highly employable - to find out more take a look at the employment statistics of our graduates.
Graduates may also move into a variety of exciting careers as museum or 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.
View the College of Education Prospectus for Initial Teacher Education and Education.
We offer Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes in:
- Early Childhood Education
- Primary Education
- Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education)
- Secondary Education
Places in our ITE programmes are limited. We invite you to apply with applications by the due date each year. Check the application dates.
Read more about applying to an ITE programme.
We offer opportunities for those who may not want to teach, but are interested in education:
Former students and graduates of the College are able to:
- Order a statement of completed qualification and/or academic transcript, and make payment online.
- Request specific information relating to initial teacher education (ITE) programmes, and make payment online.
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International travel and study
Student exchange programme at Otago
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!