Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
A range of opportunities are available to you at the University of Otago College of Education to qualify you either as a teacher or become a professional in many other careers.
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.
We offer Teacher Education programmes in Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bilingual Education) and Secondary Education. For those who don't necessarily want to become teachers but are interested in education, we offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring 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 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.
Places in our Teacher Education programmes are limited. We invite you to apply with applications closing on the last Monday of August each year.