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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.

Information 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)

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   English and Mathematics 1

EDCR 133   Health and Physical Education

EDCR 152   Kākano Noaiho, Ngā Reo

EDCR 155   Whakatakinga Marautanga me Tikanga ā Iwi

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 151   Te Mōhiotanga

Competency Assessment

ELIT 199  Literacy Assessment

EMAT 199  Mathematics Assessment (Primary)

EREO 199  Te Reo Māori Assessment

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  English and Mathematic

EDCR 232  Science and Technology

EDCR 235  Dance and Drama

EDCR 252  Te Pupuke

EDCR 254  Toi Ataata, Toi Pūoro

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 251  Te Mātauranga

ENMO 199  Noho Marae

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

18

18

18

 

18

0

126

3rd year

Education Studies

EDUC 313  Equity in Education

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 331  English and Mathematics 3

EDCR 334  English and Mathematics 4

EDCR 353  Whakaurunga o ngā Marautanga

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 333  Te Puāwaitanga 2

EDPR 351  Te Māramatanga

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

18

 

18

18

108

Total   360

Note: Any student who does not pass ELIT 199 and/or EMAT 199 at the first attempt is recommended to take ELIT 198 Essential Literacy for Teaching, and/or support appropriate for EMAT 199 (or equivalent papers).

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 2021 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