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Education is an exciting, dynamic and fulfilling field to be in. The employment pathways and opportunities within education are vast and include, but are not limited to, teaching in early childhood, primary and secondary school and church settings both in New Zealand and overseas. Early childhood, primary and secondary teachers are in high demand in Aotearoa New Zealand and are featured on the government’s 2019 regional Skills Shortage List. It’s a great time to become a teacher!

If you enjoy working with young people to inspire in them a love of learning, come and see us about studying in one of Laidlaw College’s three education programmes.

Laidlaw Education along with Laidlaw Theology are excited to share a new programme suitable for professional development for those in teaching. Take a look below!

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

This three-year professional degree is approved by the Teaching Council of New Zealand and focuses on uniquely preparing students to teach in primary, intermediate and middle schools in New Zealand and worldwide. If you enjoy working with young children aged 5 to 14 years of age, the Bachelor of Education (Primary) may be for you. 

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

This programme will not be offered in 2023. Please contact us to register your interest for 2024.

This one-year graduate diploma is approved by the Teaching Council of New Zealand and focuses on preparing students with a prior undergraduate qualification to teach in intermediate, middle and secondary schools in New Zealand and worldwide. This qualification will suit people who are excited by the idea of working alongside teenaged students and already have a Bachelor’s degree qualification. Please click here to view answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

In the constantly changing environment of the education sector, it is important for those working in the field to be engaged in professional development opportunities.

We are excited to offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Theology aimed at theological education. This qualification consists of 2 courses, one a semester (although they don’t have to be completed in one calendar year) offered via online zoom sessions, and a three-day intensive course. You can find out more about it by clicking the button below.