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 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).

Check out this amazing scholarship opportunity for the BTeach programme.


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) $5,970 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: socialpractice@laidlaw.ac.nz or 09 837 9768


IMPORTANT DATES

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