With this degree you’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of New Zealand’s school curriculum and the skills required to manage students in a range of socially diverse settings, while adhering to the policies and procedures of the education system. This degree is practice-based – you’ll find yourself working alongside experienced teachers in local primary and intermediate schools for two days a week as part of the programme. For the other two days you’ll be on campus developing professional knowledge associated with subjects such as language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, art, technology, health and physical education.
The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) offers Candidate Teachers the opportunity to gain a professional qualification as a Primary Teacher, Years 0 – 8 (ages 5 – 13). This is a practice-based teacher education programme, which provides a balance between theory, research and practice. Learning is supported through a combination of face to face, online and self-directed activity, while the practice-based component enables Candidate Teachers to apply their campus learning to practice in classrooms. This qualification prepares Candidate Teachers for further post-graduate study should they choose to do so.
Candidate Teachers attend EIT two days a week and a designated Primary school two days a week.
Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay campus, or simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.
Career Opportunities & Outcomes
Graduating with a degree in primary school teaching paves the way to a challenging and rewarding future educating young minds. You’ll lead, facilitate and support children in their first eight years of formal learning, in preparation for secondary school and a lifetime of learning.
There is one entry point per year:
- Mid February
International entry requirements
EIT Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) Student Georgia Donnelly is loving the practical component of her degree. She compares her study to a three year interview with great opportunities to make industry contacts and score herself her dream job!
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