Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
The 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 currently offered only in Henderson. Click here for information about admissions requirements for the BTeach. For any other information, please refer to the academic handbook (see e-book).
|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|
|TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study)||$5,970 plus Student Services Fee (120 credits)|
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.
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.
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.
SEMESTER ONE 2018
|SEMESTER ONE EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||8 December 2017|
|SEMESTER ONE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||18 December 2017|
|SEMESTER ONE COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||28 January 2018|
|SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||2 February 2018|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||12 February 2018|
|ORIENTATION (MANUKAU)||13 February 2018|
|ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH)||14-15 February 2018|
|LECTURES BEGIN||19 February 2018|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||19-23 March 2018|
|GRADUATION CEREMONY (CHRISTCHURCH)||23 March 2018|
|GOOD FRIDAY||30 March 2018|
|EASTER MONDAY||2 April 2018|
|EASTER TUESDAY||3 April 2018|
|MID-TERM BREAK||16-27 April 2018|
|ANZAC DAY||25 April 2018|
|GRADUATION CEREMONY (AUCKLAND)||28 April 2018|
|QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY||4 June 2018|
|LECTURES END||8 June 2018|
|STUDY BREAK/EXAMS||11-22 June 2018|
|SEMESTER ONE ENDS||22 June 2018|
SEMESTER TWO 2018
|SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||21 May 2018|
|SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 June 2018|
|SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||22 June 2018|
|SEMESTER TWO THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||29 June 2018|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||9 July 2018|
|ORIENTATION (MANUKAU)||10 July 2018|
|ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH)||11-12 July 2018|
|LECTURES BEGIN||16 July 2018|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||20-24 August 2018|
|MID-TERM BREAK||1–12 October 2018|
|LABOUR DAY||22 October 2018|
|LECTURES END||29 October 2018|
|STUDY BREAK/EXAMS||30 October – 16 November 2018|
|CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH)||16 November 2018|
|SEMESTER TWO ENDS||16 November 2018|