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Study Primary Education at Otago

Teach in primary and intermediate schools.

We offer a range of primary teaching qualifications for those who want to teach in primary and intermediate schools – Years 1 to 8 (children ranging in age from 5-12 years) – in New Zealand and overseas. All of these qualifications can lead to teacher registration.

Apply for the Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) through the Dunedin campus in 2022

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Individuals with an interest in, and enthusiasm for, children and their learning should apply.

Primary Education is an endorsement (specialisation) option for the qualifications listed below.

For more information see College of Education – Study Primary Education

Qualifications

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

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) endorsed in Primary Education

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 135   Introduction to the New Zealand Curriculum & Social Sciences

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 131   Te Weu

MAOR 110   Introduction to Conversational Māori

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

EDUC 236  Toka Tū Moana - ngā Āhuatanga Māori

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 231  English and Mathematics 2

EDCR 232  Science and Technology

EDCR 233  Visual Arts and Music

EDCR 235  Dance and Drama

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 231  Te Aka and Learning Languages

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 332  Local Curriculum and Integration

EDCR 334  English and Mathematics 4

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 331 Te Puāwaitanga 1

EDPR 333 Te Puāwaitanga 2

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).

Students who first enrolled in 2021 or earlier will normally complete the programme under the regulations in force when they first enrolled.

Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) endorsed in Primary Education

Subject Area Papers Points
Education and Pedagogy

EDUC 471  Teaching in a New Zealand Context

EDUC 476  Diversity and Inclusion

30

30

Curriculum

EDUC 472  Primary Curriculum 1

EDUC 572  Primary Curriculum 2

30

30

Professional Experience

EDUC 473   Professional Experience (Primary)

EDUC 579   Evidence-based Inquiry

ENMO 199   Noho Marae

30

30

0

Competency Assessment

ELIT199  Literacy Assessment

EMAT 199   Mathematics Assessment (Primary)

EREO 199   Te Reo Māori Assessment

0

0

0

Total

180

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).

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