Study Options



3 years


Level 5-7

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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 learning the theory associated with subjects such as language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, art, technology, health and physical education.


The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) provides a professional qualification as a primary school teacher leading directly to employment opportunities.  This degree is a practice-based teacher education programme providing a balance between theory, research and practice. Practice-based education enables Candidate Teachers to regularly apply their learning to practice. Subjects include:

  • Professional knowledge
  • Curriculum theory
  • Subject content

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


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Student Profile

gerogia-320x320EIT 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!