Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

Button for easy access to information about this qualificationThe Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (BTeach) is an Education Council approved three year professional degree preparing students for Primary Teaching in New Zealand. Graduates are eligible for registration and can be found in primary, intermediate, state, integrated and private schools throughout New Zealand and around the world.

The degree integrates theory and practice from the start, in dynamic, interactive on-campus learning environments and in over 22 weeks of school-based practice. Students think vocationally about teaching and have opportunities to reflect theologically on their practice throughout the degree.

The BTeach is offered in Henderson and from 2019 will be offered in Christchurch. Click here for information about admissions requirements for the BTeach. For any other information, please refer to the academic handbook (see e-book).


Programme Summary

LEVEL 7, 360 credits
DURATION Full-time for three years or part-time for six years
STARTS February and July
PLACES Open – selection criteria apply
CAMPUS Henderson, Christchurch
TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study) $6,084 plus Student Services Fee (120 credits)

Career Opportunities

Graduating students of the BTeach are outstanding and sought-after teachers, qualified to work in both primary and intermediate, public and private schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.


Objectives

Laidlaw College seeks to prepare students for the teaching profession in a manner that reflects its Christian ethos and that is consistent with the Graduating Teacher Standards: Aotearoa New Zealand (NZTC, 2007) and the Registered Teacher Criteria (NZTC, 2010). Graduating students will be qualified to work in both primary and intermediate, public, integrated and private schools throughout New Zealand. The qualification seeks to produce graduates who are knowledgeable, well-informed, self-critical, reflective practitioner-scholars who can integrate theory and practice in teaching with an in-depth and critical knowledge of the world and an understanding of the goals, scope and nature of education. Theory and practice are integrated from the start, with classroom experience beginning in the first semester.


PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

The BTeach is a three-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. It is made up of 24 courses of 15 credits each, at levels 5, 6 and 7.

* or other Theology course as specified by Head of Programme.


Timetables

Click on the relevant campus timetable to find out when the various courses are taking place.

If you would like to discuss your study options or become a “Student for a Day” please contact:

For Henderson and Manukau:

Tracey Hunt: [email protected] or 

09 837 9768


SEMESTER TWO 2019

SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER TWO NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 15 JULY 2019
SEMESTER TWO BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ORIENTATION ALL CAMPUSES 22 JULY - 26 JULY 2019
INTENSIVES WEEK 19 AUGUST - 23 AUGUST 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 SEPTEMBER 2019
MID-TERM BREAK 30 SEPTEMBER - 11 OCTOBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 18 OCTOBER 2019
LABOUR DAY 28 OCTOBER 2019
DECEMBER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 OCTOBER 2019
SEMESTER ONE 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 8 NOVEMBER 2019
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 15 NOVEMBER 2019
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 22 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 STARTS 25 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 ENDS 15 FEBRUARY 2020

SEMESTER ONE 2020

S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 NOVEMBER 2019
S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 NOVEMBER 2019
DOMESTIC S1 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 03 JANUARY 2020
COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 24 JANUARY 2020
AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY 27 JANUARY 2020
BTEACH YEAR ONE BEGINS 28 JANUARY 2020
THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 JANUARY 2020
WAITANGI DAY 06 FEBRUARY 2020
S1 2020 LATE APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 FEBRUARY 2020
NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY S1 2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 FEBRUARY 2020
SEMESTER ONE BEGINS 24 FEBRUARY 2020
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 24 FEBRUARY 2020
ORIENTATION WEEK ALL CAMPUSES 24-28 FEBRUARY 2020
APRIL GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 FEBRUARY 2020
S2 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 28 FEBRUARY 2020
COURSE ADD/DELETE END DATE 06 MARCH 2020
PROGRAMME WITHDRAWAL END DATE 13 MARCH 2020
SEMESTER 2 APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 MARCH 2020
INTENSIVES WEEK 23-27 MARCH 2020
BTEACH CAMP 26 MARCH & 27 MARCH 2020
AUCKLAND GRADUATION CEREMONY 04 APRIL 2020
GOOD FRIDAY 10 APRIL 2020
EASTER MONDAY 13 APRIL 2020
MID TERM BREAK 10-27 APRIL 2020
ANZAC DAY OBSERVED 27 APRIL 2020
S2 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 MAY 2020
RETURNING STUDENTS S2 COURSE SELECTIONS OPEN 18 MAY 2020
S2 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 MAY 2020
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 01 JUNE 2020
S1 COURSE EVALUATIONS OPEN 08 JUNE 2020
S2 COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19 JUNE 2020
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 26 JUNE 2020
S2 THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26 JUNE 2020
S1 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 24 JULY 2020
MID-YEAR BREAK 29 JUNE - 17 JULY