If you are inspired by the world around you and wish to make a positive difference in the lives of young people, then a career in teaching or education could be for you.
You will introduce children to the world of learning, and start them on their road to reading, writing, and mathematics. It's a very rewarding and satisfying career in which you can make a real difference in children's lives. Primary teachers work with children in Years 1 to 8 (ages 5 to 13) in primary, intermediate, middle, and area schools.
The BTchLn(Primary) is a professional qualification that prepares you for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher. There are a number of study options available to students including:
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
Students for whom English is an additional language are also required to meet the requirements set out by Matatu Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand.
For information on gaining admission to UC teacher education programmes please see the Guide to Applying.Selection process
The BTchLn(Primary) has one intake each February. Selection for entry is based on:
Applications are open throughout the year and close four weeks prior to the start of the programme in early February, or when places are filled.
For more details on entry requirements and the teacher education application process see the Guide to Applying.
Successful graduates meet the requirements for provisional teacher registration with Matatu Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand.
Primary teaching graduates are employed in teaching and management positions in primary, intermediate, middle, and area schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. Internationally recognised, many BTchLn(Primary) graduates also find work abroad.
Teaching skills of management, communication, coordination, responsibility, and organisation are prized by many professions such as management, policy and advocacy, publishing, politics, and business.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.