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Teaching and Education

If you want to inspire in the classroom or better understand the educational influences in our society, the University of Otago College of Education will have a programme for you.

Study Teaching

The Bachelor of Teaching

The Bachelor of Teaching is a three-year undergraduate degree in initial teacher education (ITE) with a choice of three specialisations or endorsements. 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.

Specialisations / endorsements for the Bachelor of Teaching

The Master of Teaching and Learning

The Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) is an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme for people who have already graduated with a university degree.

More about the Master of Teaching and Learning

Study Education

For those who may not want to teach, but are interested in education, learn more about other study options:

Study for groups of international teacher developers or teachers

Application is by negotiation, for groups (normally 15–25) of international teacher developers or teachers who have responsibility for the implementation of teacher development programmes in their home country. The Graduate Certificate in Teacher Development may be endorsed in Administration or Curriculum, dependent upon the selected papers. An orientation programme is followed by an approved selection of at least six 10-point papers, for a total of 60 points.

Download the College of Education Prospectus (PDF) for Initial Teacher Education and Education.