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 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).
|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)||$6,084 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 2019
|SEMESTER ONE INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||17 December 2018|
|SEMESTER ONE EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||4 January 2019|
|SEMESTER ONE COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||25 January 2019|
|SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 February 2019|
|WAITANGI DAY||6 February 2019|
|SUMMER SEMESTER 2018-2019 ENDS||15 February 2019|
|SEMESTER ONE BEGINS||25 February 2019|
|ORIENTATION||25 February 2019|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||25 March - 29 March 2019|
|MID-TERM BREAK||15-26 April 2019|
|GOOD FRIDAY||19 April 2019|
|EASTER MONDAY||22 April 2019|
|ANZAC DAY||25 April 2019|
|GRADUATION CEREMONY (HENDERSON & MANUKAU)||27 April 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO 2019 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||31 May 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO 2019 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 May 2019|
|QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY||3 June 2019|
|SEMESTER ONE ENDS||28 June 2019|
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 TWO 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|