Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

The Bachelor of Teaching [Primary] is a three year professional degree which prepares students for the teaching profession in a manner that reflects our Christian ethos and that is consistent with the Graduating Teacher Standards and the Practising Teacher Criteria (Education Council NZ). Graduates are qualified to work in both primary and intermediate, public, integrated and private schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

The degree integrates theory and practice from the start, with classroom experience beginning in the first semester. Students are given the opportunity to develop both their faith and their professional skills through dynamic interactive learning environments and strong mentoring from our dedicated staff.

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).

Click here to express your interest to enrol in the Bachelor of Teaching programme in 2018.


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
TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study) $5,742 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.


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: socialpractice@laidlaw.ac.nz or 09 836 7868


IMPORTANT DATES

SEMESTER ONE 2017

EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 January
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 January
ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 3 February
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 13 February
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 14 February
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 15-16 February
LECTURES BEGIN 20 February
INTENSIVES WEEK 20-24 March
GOOD FRIDAY 14 April
EASTER MONDAY 17 April
MID-TERM BREAK 18-28 April
ANZAC DAY 25 April
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 5 June
LECTURES END 7 June
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 8-23 June
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 23 June

SEMESTER TWO 2017

EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 2 June
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 2 June
ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 June
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 10 July
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 11 July
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 12-13 July
LECTURES BEGIN 17 July
INTENSIVES WEEK 21-25 August
MID-TERM BREAK 2-13 October
LABOUR DAY 23 October
LECTURES END 30 October
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 31 October -17 November
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 17 November
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 17 November
GRADUATION CEREMONY (CHRISTCHURCH) April 2018
GRADUATION CEREMONY (AUCKLAND) April 2018