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Study Te Pōkai Mātauranga o Te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) at Otago

Teach in primary, intermediate, bilingual and/or Māori-medium schools.

This comprehensive primary bicultural teacher education programme enables graduates to teach in primary, intermediate, bilingual and/or Māori-medium schools (depending on a graduate’s ability in te reo Māori).

It includes components based in te ao Māori and develops proficiency in te reo Māori. Applicants for the programme do not need to be fluent in te reo Māori.

Successful applicants require enthusiasm for children and learning and a commitment to increasing their understanding of te ao and te reo Māori.

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

If you have an interest in, and enthusiasm for, children and their learning, this is a good option.

Primary Bicultural Education is an endorsement (specialisation) option for the Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg).

This endorsement is available only at the Invercargill Campus.

bInformation about the Invercargill Campus

More information about Te Pōkai Mātauranga o Te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education) endorsement

Qualifications

Explore your study options further. Refer to enrolment information found on the following qualification page.

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) endorsed in Te Pōkai Mātauranga o Te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education)

Note: Programme requirements for the Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) will be changing for 2022. See the College of Education website for 2022 programme information.

Available only at the Southland Campus

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

EDCR 152   Kākano Noaiho

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 151   Te Mōhiotanga – Professional Studies and Practice 1

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 234  English

EDCR 252  Te Pupuke

EDCR 254  Tikanga-ā-iwi, Ngā Reo, Toi Ataata

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 251  Te Mātauranga - Professional Studies and Practice

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 334  English and TESOL

EDCR 353  Whakaurunga o ngā Marautanga

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 351 Tikanga Tuku Iho - Te Kete Tuatoru

EDPR 333 Professional Practice 4

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

18

 

18

18

108

Total   360

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).
* In Curriculum Studies papers, students will focus on the English medium documents, while developing a working knowledge of the parallel marau curricula within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

Students who first enrolled in 2015 or earlier will normally complete the programme under the regulations in force when they first enrolled.

Key information for future students

Contact us

University of Otago College of Education
Tel 0800 TO TEACH (0800 868 3224)
Email education@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/education