Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$25,500
Domestic tuition: NZ$6,091

Program overview

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 BTchLn(Primary) is a professional qualification that prepares you for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher. The Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) requires a total of 360 points: 60 points from Education courses 90 points from Professional Inquiry 45 points from Professional Practice 165 points from Curriculum Studies Students will be automatically enrolled in the required courses (indicated in the degree diagram above) each year of the degree. Courses integrate web-based material, audiovisual resources, video conferences, and email. Students will undertake a community engagement course, as well as attend professional practice placements in schools for up to ten weeks per year.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol. The BTchLn(Primary) has one intake each February. Selection for entry is based on: academic ability, involvement and interest in working with children, community involvement, communication skills, and other personal qualities as outlined in the Guide to Applying a police check, referees' reports, and an interview a short literacy and numeracy test. English language requirements: IELTS: Academic with an average score of 7.0; TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 100; TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 500; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 65

Career opportunities

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.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand