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Applying to an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme

Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes enable you to become a qualified teacher in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Education.

Restricted entry applies to these programmes - you must apply and be offered a place.  Applications are to be submitted online.

To be sure teaching is the career path for you, it is strongly recommended that intending applicants approach a school or centre, to arrange to spend a day observing a typical day’s teaching, prior to submitting your application.

Application dates

Bachelor of Teaching (three-year undergraduate degree)

  • Applications for study in 2020 are now closed.
  • Applications for study in 2021 open on 7 MAY 2020 and close on 31 OCTOBER 2020.

Master of Teaching and Learning (one-year postgraduate degree)

  • Applications for study in 2020 are now closed.
  • Applications for study in 2021 open on 7 MAY 2020 and close on 31 JULY 2020.

Late applications may be considered.  Please contact the College of Education to discuss a late application. 

Application closing dates for various other postgraduate and undergraduate education programmes and courses offered at the Dunedin Campus may be later than 31 October.   Refer to the postgraduate programmes, or contact postgrad.education@otago.ac.nz, for further information.

Applications  

If you are intending to apply for any of our ITE programmes, please refer to the links below for a step-by-step guide about the application process:

Intending MTchgLn (Secondary Education) applicants can check the minimum requirements (pre-requisites) for each secondary school teaching subject, by referring to:

Interviews

All applicants who apply for our ITE programmes are required to participate in an interview.  The purpose of the interview is to assess your suitability for teacher education and a subsequent career in teaching.  To assist you to prepare for the interview, please read:

ITE programmes

For more information on these programmes, follow the links below, then use the yellow "Apply Now" button to apply.

Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg)Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn)
3-year programme 1 extended academic year of postgraduate study
Early Childhood Education Available at the Dunedin and Southland campuses Dunedin only
Primary Education Available at the Dunedin and Southland campuses Dunedin only
Te Pōkai Mātauranga o te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education)
Only available at the Southland Campus, Invercargill N/A
Secondary Education N/A Dunedin only

Support

If you have any questions about our Initial Teacher Education programmes:

Email education@otago.ac.nz
Tel 0800 TO TEACH (0800 868 3224)

For support with the online application process:

Askotago
Tel 0800 80 80 98

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