As a primary teacher, 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. Primary teacher education students: want to teach all school subjects are interested in working with children and their communities are organised and well prepared are nurturing and enjoy cultivating a love of learning in others. The Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary) is for university graduates with a bachelor's degree who wish to become a primary school teacher. There are a number of study options available to students including:one-year full-time on campus in Ōtautahi Christchurch one-year full-time or equivalent part-time study by distance.A significant factor in this programme's success is the emphasis placed on students completing courses in all school curriculum areas. Students who successfully complete the Diploma will meet Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand graduating teachers standards requirements and may be eligible for provisional registration with the Council as a teacher.UC's College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora has a national and international reputation for producing high-quality teacher graduates based on a 135-year tradition. UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Education and Training (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).