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College of Education @ Otago


Contents Welcome 1 College of Education @ Otago

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Bachelor of Arts - Majoring in Education Studies

Support Services

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Postgraduate Programmes

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Dunedin Campus

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Admission Requirements

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Southland Campus

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Domestic Students

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Early Childhood Teacher Education

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International Students

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Primary Teacher Education - Including Primary Bilingual Teacher Education

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College of Education Application and Selection

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Fees and Scholarships

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Secondary Teacher Education

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Important Dates

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Qualification for Teaching in Integrated Schools - Catechetical Studies

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Contacts

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Welcome Welcome to the University of Otago College of Education. We are pleased to be able to offer you Teacher Education and Education Studies programmes at both our Dunedin and Southland campuses. If you are contemplating teaching, you are embarking on a wonderful career that will be full of excitement and rewards, as well as some challenges along the way. Dynamic and enthusiastic teachers who enjoy working with young people are always needed, whether it is at the early childhood, primary or secondary level. At the college, we help to prepare you for teaching by giving you the skills you need and also support you while you gain practical teaching experience in a classroom. We also offer the opportunity to train as a primary bilingual teacher at our Southland campus. Your lecturers and professors will have a range of expertise and knowledge which they will pass on to you: some have recent, highly-regarded teaching experience and others have established national and international reputations in their fields. The world of education is vast, and we can offer people who are interested in education, but do not want to teach, a qualification through a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Education. This is a qualification employers appreciate and one that will prepare you for a wide range of different occupations. The Otago College of Education provides students with a wide range of academic resources and student support services. Our strong research focus at the College of Education will be an asset should you wish to continue with postgraduate study once you have completed your undergraduate degree. We hope to see you on campus soon.

professor helen may Professor and Dean University of Otago College of Education


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College of Education @Otago For people wishing to be inspiring teachers or wanting to understand the educational influences in our society better, the College of Education offers a wide range of programmes.

We offer Teacher Education programmes or, for those who don’t necessarily want to become teachers but are interested in education, we offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Education Studies. Teaching is a career that offers a range of exciting opportunities for people who want to work with children and young adults. A teaching qualification also gives graduates a broad range of skills in communication, organisation, management, creativity and adaptability. Graduates of our teaching programmes not only become successful teachers, but many move into other exciting careers: museum educators, zoo education officers, Ministry of Education policy analysts, journalists, children’s television presenters, college/university/polytechnic lecturers, youth support workers, teachers of English overseas, children’s advocates and more.

International Travel + Study You may also be interested in taking the time to experience your big OE whilst studying at the college. The college operates exchange programmes of varying lengths with international institutions. Our international connection enables you to gain international learning experience while studying at the college. An overseas exchange looks great on your CV and is an experience of a lifetime. International study is undertaken in postgraduate level and acceptance into the programme is based on academic merit – so make sure you concentrate on your studies if this is your aim! For more information, contact the exchange office: Email: exchange@otago.ac.nz Web: www.otago.ac.nz/study/studentexchange

International Students The University of Otago College of Education welcomes applications from international students. The International Office deals with international enquiries and provides information and assistance relating to applications, entry requirements, tuition fees, accommodation, insurance and visas. International students applying for College of Education programmes or courses will need to contact the International Office: Tel: 64 3 479 8344 Web: www.otago.ac.nz/international Facebook: University of Otago International Office

Distance Learning There are many options available by distance for those who have already studied Education at undergraduate level and who would like the opportunity to continue at postgraduate level. More information is available on page 26 or on the website: www.otago.ac.nz/education


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Support Services The University of Otago offers a range of services that give students ongoing and dedicated support, including Student Health Services, Student Learning Centre and Accommodation services.

For more information on the many services available, check the website: www.otago.ac.nz/services

Otago University Students’ Association Membership of the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) provides access to many student services during your time at Otago. OUSA services include help from Student Job Search to get a job, access to various clubs and societies, to advocacy and queer support, and to many OUSA events held throughout the year. For more information: Web: www.ousa.org.nz Facebook: OUSA – Otago University Students’ Association

Accommodation There are a range of residential colleges available to students, especially those leaving home for the first time. There are also options available for temporary accommodation or

Mäori Students

and guidance and access to scholarship information.

The Mäori Centre The Mäori Centre provides an informal and relaxed environment from a Kaupapa Mäori base. Services provided include information about scholarships, tutoring and connection to the various Mäori students’ associations on campus.

For more information: Tofilau Nina Kirifi-Alai, Manager Tel: 03 479 8278 Web: www.otago.ac.nz/pacific

For more information: Pearl Matahiki, Tumuaki/Manager Tel: 03 479 5762 Web: www.otago.ac.nz/maoricentre Division of Humanities – Kaiäwhina Mäori: Mäori Student Support Officer The Kaiäwhina Mäori is here to assist Mäori students in accessing academic and pastoral support, provide assistance with advocacy and scholarships and liaise within Division of Humanities departments including the College of Education.

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For more information: Ana Rangi Tel: 03 479 5024 Email: ana.rangi@otago.ac.nz

For more information: Web: www.otago.ac.nz/accommodation

Pacific Island Students The Pacific Islands Centre The Pacific Islands Centre is a cultural and spiritual home for all those who identify with the Pacific nations of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The centre enables you to connect with the local Pacific community, as well as providing support

Division of Humanities – Pacific Islands Student Support Officer The Pacific Islands Students Support Officer is here to assist all Pacific Island students in accessing academic and pastoral support, provide assistance with advocacy and scholarships and liaise within Division of Humanities departments including the College of Education. For more information: Mara Hosoda Tel: 03 479 9616 Email: mara.hosoda@otago.ac.nz

Disability Support Disability Information and Support Services are available at the College of Education for those with impairments, injuries or medical conditions. They are also available to help with advocacy and arranging mobility permits. For more information: Tel: 03 479 8235 Web: www.otago.ac.nz/disabilities


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Dunedin Campus

The Dunedin campus boasts a range of specialist teacher education facilities as well as excellent technology support for tertiary education and learning. Students can enjoy the convenience of resource and learning centres, shops and refreshment establishments, as well as sporting and recreational facilities that surround the campus. The Robertson Library provides specialist education resources and information services for the College of Education. The library contains an extensive collection of books, including children’s books, and has a wide range of periodicals and databases available, both online and inhouse. The audiovisual collection includes DVDs, videos and media kits which are all available for reserve or borrowing or for use within the library. The library resources are chosen to support all college programmes so that, whatever compulsory materials you need, there will always be copies available in the library.

Facilities include: • Robertson Library – extensive resources are provided and the library staff are there to help you. There is also an Education collection located in the University’s Central Library. For a full suite of libraries at the University of Otago: www.library.otago.ac.nz • Computer Labs – the campus has networked computer labs which provide access to the latest information technology. Both Mac and PC computers are available to all Otago students with 24-hour access to the labs. www.otago.ac.nz/its • Student Health/Counselling Services – high-quality and confidential services for students. www.otago.ac.nz/studenthealth

• Unipol Recreation Centre – access to fitness facilities, free of charge for all enrolled students. www.unipol.co.nz • Career Development Centre– guidance and support for students. www.otago. ac.nz/careers • Education Support Services – access to school-based professional development for qualified teachers, in-service professional development and readingrecovery training. • Chaplaincy Services – situated in the registry building of the college. These services are available on campus to help with all issues, personal and spiritual. www.otago.ac.nz/chaplain


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Southland Campus – Invercargill

The Southland campus in Invercargill is small and friendly and provides a range of teacher education programmes in Early Childhood, Primary, Primary Bilingual and Secondary Education. Established in 1980, it offers an attractive and well-resourced library, newly refurbished teaching spaces in a purpose-built facility, and a range of services for students and teachers.

Graduates from the Southland campus are eagerly sought after by schools and early childhood centres for teaching positions throughout New Zealand. The Southland campus also offers the unique programme of the Bachelor of Teaching in Primary Bilingual Education – Te Pökai Mätauranga o te Ao Rua. Students are also able to take Education Studies papers at the Southland campus.

Facilities include: • Computer Labs – the Southland campus has two PC labs and one Mac lab, all with internet and email facilities. One lab provides 24-hour access for students. • Library – extensive resources provided with dedicated and supportive staff. www.library.otago.ac.nz • Education Support Services – including school-based professional development for qualified teachers, in-service professional development and reading recovery training.

• Counselling Services – available for student support through your studies. • Chaplaincy Services – Tertiary Chaplain Service is available on campus to help with issues, personal and spiritual. www.otago.ac.nz/chaplain • Student Common Room – a relaxing environment with kitchen facilities for students.


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Early Childhood Teacher Education The University of Otago offers early childhood teacher education qualifications which enable graduates to teach in diverse early childhood settings. The programmes are well-established and highly regarded in New Zealand. Students with passion and enthusiasm for children and their learning are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Programmes If you are looking into becoming an early childhood teacher and are nearing the end of your studies in secondary school, or you do not hold a degree, the following two undergraduate degree programmes may be an option for you. For more information on admission requirements and how the application process works, please refer to page 30.

Bachelor of Teaching – Early Childhood Education (BTchg) Three-year programme (full-time or part-time available) Dunedin and Invercargill This programme prepares graduates for employment in a variety of early childhood settings in New Zealand and overseas, including kindergartens, childcare centres and other early childhood settings. Courses within this programme address professional teaching issues, the early childhood curriculum, Te Whäriki, educational theory, subject studies and practical teaching experience. There is an opportunity to undertake selected subject studies in other University departments or related subjects within the College of Education. Also available: double-degree option

Bachelor of Teaching – Early Childhood Education with BA/BCom or BSc Dunedin only It is possible to undertake another undergraduate degree alongside a Bachelor of Teaching – Early Childhood Education. The double degree can sometimes be completed in four-and-a -half years.

Bachelor of Education Studies and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching – Early Childhood Education (BEdSt and GradDipEdTchg) Four-year programme (full-time or parttime available) Dunedin and Invercargill This programme provides a year for a special focus in the third year of the qualification. This may include specialisation in fields including: Dance Education Drama Education English for Speakers of Other Languages Family and Society Health and Education Information and Communication Technologies Language Teaching Literacy Literature Mathematics Education Music Education Physical Education Religious Education Science Education Social Studies Education Technology Education Visual Arts Education It is possible to transfer to this programme from the end of year one of the BTchg (ECE). This qualification leads to higher starting-salary steps as a teacher. Invercargill students in the four-year programme would need to study at least part of their third year in Dunedin.


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The Bachelor programme structures are available on the College of Education website: www.otago.ac.nz/education

Programme content You will study the following in both the Bachelor of Teaching and the Bachelor of Education Studies – Early Childhood Education degrees:

Professional Studies and Professional Practice Develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to establish the relationships to work effectively with children, families/whänau, other teachers, and community and government agencies. In the Professional Practice papers you will develop and extend knowledge and improve skills through a progressive programme of teaching practice each year in a variety of early childhood settings supervised by associate teachers and college lecturers. There are 23 weeks of teaching practice across three years of both the three-year and four-year programmes.

Curriculum Studies Learn about Te Whäriki, the early childhood curriculum, from the history of its development to its role in providing teachers with a framework for appropriate practice.

Education Studies Examine theories concerning how people learn and the socio-cultural factors that influence them. The knowledge from these studies will support and complement the content of other studies and will provide a sound theoretical basis for teaching.

Subject Studies The College of Education provides a wide range of courses to obtain in-depth knowledge in selected subjects and specialisation to enrich teaching in a chosen field.


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Graduate Programme If you already hold a degree, the Graduate Diploma in Teaching for Early Childhood may be an option for you. This diploma is a one-year programme which will enable you to teach in early childhood centres around New Zealand. For more information on entrance requirements for this graduate diploma, please refer to page 28.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Early Childhood Education (GradDipTchg) One-year Programme (full-time or part-time available) Dunedin and Invercargill (dependent on student enrolments in Invercargill) This is an intensive programme and a rigorous qualification for graduates who want to enter the exciting world of early childhood education. Courses within this qualification address professional teaching issues, the early childhood curriculum, Te Whäriki, education theory and practical teaching experience. This diploma is ideally suited to primaryqualified teachers who want to enter the early childhood sector, or graduates who want to gain an early childhood teaching qualification. Students need to have met a proportion of the outcomes prior to entry. Students wishing to undertake this diploma would also need to ensure that they undertake the pre-requisite course, EDUC102 or, EDTX132 – An Introduction to Human Development.

Programme content You will study the following in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Early Childhood Education:

Professional Studies Develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to establish the relationships to work effectively with children, families/whänau, other teachers, and community and government agencies.

Curriculum Studies Learn about Te Whäriki, the early childhood curriculum, from the history of its development to its role in providing teachers with a framework for appropriate practice.

Education Studies Examine theories of how people learn and the socio-cultural factors that influence them. The knowledge from these studies supports and complements the content of other studies and provides a sound theoretical basis for teaching.

Teaching Studies This programme offers an opportunity to teach in a variety of early childhood centres supervised by associate teachers and college lecturers.


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Lucie Humphries Bachelor of Teaching – Early Childhood Education

Lucie Humphries was born in the Czech Republic and moved to New Zealand in 2005 with her Kiwi husband. Lucie had always loved being around children and had worked as a Nanny in London. In her new home town, Invercargill, she was able to get some work experience at Salford Preschool and found the environment so stimulating that she decided to enroll for a Bachelor of Teaching - Early Childhood Education at the University of Otago College of Education Southland Campus. She was the only ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) student in her class but found everyone to be very supportive. “It’s a small campus so you really get to know everyone in your class and all the tutors. People

helped me spell-check my essays and taught me English nursery rhymes, and the lecturers were so approachable, I always felt comfortable chatting to them about my assignments. “I loved the learning, particularly learning to understand young children’s behaviour and how to recognise when and why they are frustrated or angry; basically learning about how they learn. “We had two, three-week postings a year at different early childcare centres and they were awesome experiences. It was really valuable to see so many different ways of doing things and I developed so many ideas of what I could do.” 2010 was Lucie’s first year of work after graduating and she

was able to return to Salford Preschool in a full-time position. “I was so thrilled to be able to come back here. I work with such a great team and that’s such a plus compared to being a nanny, which often was a lonely job. I care for infants and toddlers under two years of age. I love this age group as they are learning so many things: how to crawl, how to walk and learning to talk. I am fascinated by their learning and development. “I find the work very rewarding especially watching children learn through play and exploration. There are those golden moments when they accomplish something new on their own and they just light up – it’s very special. This is definitely the career for me.”


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Primary Teacher Education The University of Otago College of Education offers a range of primary teaching programme qualifications for people who want to teach in primary and intermediate schools in New Zealand and overseas.

Undergraduate Programmes If you are looking into becoming a primary teacher and are nearing the end of your studies in secondary school or you do not hold a degree, the following two undergraduate degree programmes may be an option for you. For more information on admission requirements and how the application process works, please refer to page 30.

Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Education (BTchg) Three-year programme (full-time or parttime available) Dunedin and Invercargill This programme provides a qualification for students to teach in the primary and intermediate sector, Years 1 to 8 (children ranging in age from 5-13 years). Courses within this programme address professional teaching issues, subject knowledge, education theory, practical teaching experience and the requirements of the New Zealand curriculum. There are opportunities to take selected subject studies in other University departments or with subject experts within the College of Education. Also available: double-degree option

Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Education with BA/BCom/BSc Dunedin only It is possible to undertake another undergraduate degree alongside a Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Education. The double degree can sometimes be completed in four-and-a-half years.

Bachelor of Education Studies and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching – Primary Education (BEdSt and GradDipEdTchg) Four-year programme (full-time or parttime available) Dunedin and Invercargill This programme provides a year for a special focus in the third year of the qualification. This may include specialisation in fields including: Dance Education Drama Education English for Speakers of Other Languages Family and Society Health and Education Information and Communication Technologies Language Teaching Literacy Literature Mathematics Education Music Education Physical Education Religious Education Science Education Social Studies Education Technology Education Visual Arts Education It is possible to transfer to this programme from the end of year one of the BTchg (Primary Education). This qualification leads to higher starting-salary steps as a teacher. Invercargill students in the fouryear programme would need to study at least part of their third year in Dunedin.


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The Bachelor programme structures are available on the College of Education website: www.otago.ac.nz/education

Programmes Content You will study the following in both the Bachelor of Teaching and the Bachelor of Education Studies – Primary Education degrees:

Professional Studies and Professional Practice Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to becoming a creative, skilled and reflective professional. In the Professional Practice papers each year, you will develop and extend knowledge and skills through a programme of teaching practice. Teaching practice occurs in a variety of primary and intermediate schools and is supervised by associate teachers and college lecturers.

Curriculum Studies Covers the content and methods of delivery of the New Zealand curriculum in primary and intermediate schools.

Education Studies Examine theories concerning how people learn and the socio-cultural factors that influence them. This provides a theoretical base for teaching.

Subject Studies The College of Education offers a wide range of courses which provide an opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge in selected subject areas and specialisation to enrich teaching in a chosen field.


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Graduate Programme If you already hold a degree, the Graduate Diploma in Teaching for Primary Education may be an option for you. This diploma is a one-year programme which will enable you to teach in primary schools around New Zealand. For more information on entrance requirements for this graduate diploma, please refer to page 28.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Primary Education One-year programme (full-time option only) Dunedin only This is an intensive, one-year teaching qualification for graduates who want to share their knowledge and passion for learning with primary and intermediate school students. On completion of this programme you will be qualified to teach in primary and intermediate schools throughout New Zealand and overseas. This programme is suited to those who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree (Level 7) from any tertiary provider within New Zealand. Please note, there is no part-time option available for this programme. Students wishing to undertake this diploma would also need to ensure that they undertake the pre-requisite course, EDUC102 – or, EDTX132 – An Introduction to Human Development. The graduate diploma programme structure is available on the website: www.otago.ac.nz/education

Programme content You will study the following in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Primary Education:

Professional Studies Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to becoming a creative, skilled and reflective professional.

Teaching Studies A large component of the programme involves practical aspects of teaching. Theory and practice are linked through supervised teaching practice in a variety of primary schools, across all curriculum areas with a variety of age groups. Students spend each Monday and Tuesday in schools, as well as 13 weeks of teaching practice components.

Curriculum Studies Examine the philosophy, content, integration and teaching of the New Zealand curriculum in primary and intermediate schools.


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Scott Manson Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Education

2010 was a big year for Scott Manson; he played rugby for Otago in the ITM cup and completed his first year as a Primary School Teacher. It was his love of sport that made him consider Primary Teaching, although a little by default. “I had thought about being a P.E. Teacher but left my application too late, so decided to do a degree in Primary Teaching. It has been the best decision I have ever made. I love it.” Scott has completed his first year of teaching at Kaikorai Valley College in Dunedin as a Year7 Teacher. He’s coached Rippa Rugby, was the Assistant Coach for the under 16 rugby team and next year he is going to teach Physical Education. But he says it has been his time in

the classroom that has been the most satisfying. “Looking back on my first year of teaching, the most rewarding thing for me is how the kids have developed in confidence both academically and socially. Some of them had come from small, rural schools and were so quiet when I first met them. I watched them begin to ask questions and contribute to group discussions. It has been wonderful to watch them grow as people and to see them improve with their maths and reading. I was sad to see them go; I think they will always be special because they were my first class.” Scott says he enjoyed his time at College, particularly the class contact time. “You learn a lot of theory at College and sometimes

it is quite difficult to relate to, but the best part is when you put it into practice in the classroom and see it working firsthand – that’s rewarding.” Scott believes it’s important for Primary Schools to have male teachers on the staff. “Children need both male and female role models in their life. I had a number of parents tell me that their children had really developed in leaps and bounds and that they thought that was because it was the first time they had had a male teacher. I think both genders bring their own perspectives to teaching and both are needed. “I have never regretted becoming a teacher and I’d recommend the profession to other guys.”


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Primary Bilingual Teacher Education Te Pökai Mätauranga O Te Ao Rua

Te Pökai Mätauranga offers the unique opportunity to become qualified as a primary teacher with increased knowledge of Te Ao Mäori. People with a desire to develop their own knowledge in Te Ao Mäori and who are enthusiastic about teaching children are encouraged to apply.

Primary Bilingual Education Programmes The following two undergraduate primary bilingual degree programmes may be an option if you share an interest in Te Ao Mäori. For more information on admission requirements and the application process, please refer to page 28.

Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Bilingual Education (BTchg) Te Pökai Mätauranga o te Ao Rua Three-year programme (full-time or part-time available) Invercargill only This comprehensive teacher education programme includes components which are based in Te Ao Mäori and enables graduates to teach in primary, intermediate, bilingual and/or Mäori immersion schools. Successful applicants require an interest in, and enthusiasm for children and learning, and a commitment to delivering classroom curriculum from a Mäori perspective. A basic level of Te Reo Mäori is not required, but would be an advantage.

Bachelor of Education Studies and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching – Primary Bilingual Education (BEdSt and GradDipEdTchg) – Te Pökai Mätauranga O Te Ao Rua Four-year programme (full-time or parttime available) Invercargill, Year 3 of the programme in Dunedin This programme provides a year for a special focus in the third year of the qualification. Specialisation in fields in relation to Te Ao Mäori include: Dance Education Drama Education English for Speakers of Other Languages Family and Society Health and Education Information and Communication Technologies Language Teaching Literacy Literature Mathematics Education Music Education Physical Education Religious Education Science Education Social Studies Education Technology Education Visual Arts Education

The programme covers content of developing knowledge in Te Reo Mäori and in the New Zealand curriculum. Invercargill students in the four-year programme would need to study at least part of their third year in Dunedin.


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The programme structures are available on the website: www.otago.ac.nz/education

Programme content You will study the following in both the Bachelor of Teaching and the Bachelor of Education Studies – Primary Bilingual Education degrees:

Ako Tohunga – Professional Studies and Professional Practice Develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to becoming a creative and skilled professional. There will be specific development of key concepts and understanding within Te Ao Mäori. In the Professional Practice papers you will develop and extend knowledge and improve skills through a progressive programme of teaching practice each year in a variety of primary and intermediate schools, supervised by associate teachers and college lecturers.

Akoranga Marau Mätauranga – Curriculum Studies Cover the content and the methods of delivery of the New Zealand curriculum of primary and intermediate schools. There will be an introduction to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa for Mäori medium and Te Reo Mäori in the New Zealand curriculum.

Ako Whakauranga – Education Studies Examine theories concerning how people learn and the socio-cultural factors that influence them. This provides a theoretical base for teaching.

Whaia Akonga – Subject Studies This includes two papers which will provide opportunities to develop in-depth knowledge in Te Reo Mäori and Tikanga Mäori. If you would like further information on the programme content: Parker Ormond Primary Bilingual Programme Co-ordinator Tel 03 211 6724 Email parker.ormond@otago.ac.nz


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Charlotte Payne Iwi: Ngäti Porou/Ngäi Tahu Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Bilingual Education

When Charlotte Payne decided to enrol for the Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Bilingual Education, it was a big decision for a wife and mother of two to make. After eleven years working as a courier driver and in the office, studying would mean a financial struggle for her family for three years, but she decided that if she wanted it enough she would get there, and with the strong support of her husband she backed herself and went for it. She had developed a driving passion to become a teacher after coaching her son’s rugby team. “I loved building relationships with the children and watching their reactions when they achieved something. I really became passionate about teaching.”

“At College I was in a small class and tutors became friends too. We were a really close knit supportive whänau. I found the learning hard but I pushed myself to do it. The teaching practice was so emotionally and mentally rewarding that it always provided me with renewed determination to succeed.” Although she was not fluent in Te Reo, Charlotte chose the Bilingual stream as she wanted to develop her own knowledge and share it. At College she acquired basic knowledge of instructional tikanga, she says, “enough to introduce to children but not to bombard them with it.” In her first teaching year at St Joseph’s Primary School in Invercargill,Te Reo and tikanga became the tools by which she and her year 3 and year 4 children bonded: together.

“I taught them some basic words and greetings but I always put them to music to make it fun. They loved it! And I was beaming! Their interest grew and together we were motivated to form a very successful Kapa Haka group, which performed at Polyfest, and were invited to perform for various local audiences. It was fantastic and the kids grew in confidence. “I look back and think ‘wow, what a huge four years I’ve had’. At times it felt like I was taking little steps but at the end of my degree I had taken big steps. And now I am out there teaching and I love it. Every day I am challenged but I know that the amount of effort I put into my work will always be equal in measure to the rewards.”


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Secondary Teacher Education The University of Otago College of Education has an excellent reputation for producing quality secondary school teachers. As this is a single-year programme for graduates, applicants are urged to plan their undergraduate degrees to meet the entry requirements outlined on page 28.

Graduate Programme If you already hold a degree, the graduate diploma in teaching for secondary education may be an option for you. This diploma is a one-year programme, which will enable you to teach in secondary schools around New Zealand.

Graduate Diploma In Teaching – Secondary Education One-year programme (GradDipTchg) (full-time or part-time available) Dunedin and Invercargill The programme will build on the subject knowledge graduates have acquired in their initial degree studies. The programme is designed to develop understanding, skills and values which will allow students to implement innovative, effective teaching practices in New Zealand secondary schools. On completion of the programme, students will be qualified to teach in secondary schools throughout New Zealand and in many overseas countries.

Relevant Subjects Areas Subjects taught at secondary school include: Arts Art History Art Classical Studies Dance Drama Economics English Geography History Languages - Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish Media Studies Mäori Music Religious Studies Social Studies TESOL Tourism Visual Arts Practice

Commerce Accounting Computer Studies Economics Mathematics Information Technology Tourism Science Agriculture/Horticulture Biology Chemistry Food Technology/Home Economics Geography Graphics/Design Health Education Mathematics Materials Technology Physical Education Physics Science Technology Other relevant subject areas Employment Skills Outdoor Education


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Programme content

E-learning

You will study the following in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Secondary Education:

Develop a practical base for the use of a range of information and communication technologies related to the enhancement, preparation and delivery of classroom programmes.

Education Studies Focus on learning and teaching and the factors which enhance each of these processes, and on the role and responsibilities of the teacher. Education Studies also includes an examination of the sociological and educational issues affecting New Zealand secondary schools.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi me ngä Häraunga Tikanga Considers bicultural issues in Aotearoa/ New Zealand and looks at the responsibilities for teachers in New Zealand schools.

Literacy Across the Curriculum

Curriculum Studies

This subject equips students to promote English literacy in their classrooms.

These courses are designed to develop student teachers’ competence in their specialist subjects. They cover approaches, activities, assessment and resources appropriate to the teaching of each subject. The subjects listed on pages 19-21 are available for inclusion in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Secondary Education.

Teaching Practice Consists of 14 weeks in secondary schools where student teachers apply their knowledge, skills and theory to classroom practice. There are two blocks of supervised practicum in two different secondary schools. At the beginning of the year, students undertake a programme of guided observation to introduce them to Education and Professional Studies.


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Curriculum Studies The following table explains the minimum paper requirements whilst undertaking tertiary study for each teaching subject that is available at secondary school level. Year level: indicates which year you may be able to teach in a secondary school including in some cases, intermediate level as many New Zealand secondary schools include intermediate level (Years 7 and 8). Teaching Subjects (Secondary School Subjects)

Year Level

Point value: each student applying for the programme must have a combination of teaching subjects with a minimum of 33 points and no more than 44 points.

Papers required to teach subject

Point Value

Accounting 11-13

1 x 300-level Accounting paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Agriculture/Horticulture 9-13

1 x 200-level paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers in relevant Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry fields, or approved equivalent

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Art History 12-13

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Diploma in Fine Arts (DipFA), 1 x 300-level Art History paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Art 7-13

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Diploma in Fine Arts (DipFA) or approved equivalent

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Biology 11-13

1 x 300-level paper in biologically relevant fields supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Chemistry 11-13

1 x 300-level Chemistry paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

11

Chinese 7-13

1 x 300-level Chinese language paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

22

Classical Studies 12-13

1 x 300-level Classical Studies paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Computer Studies 7-13

Bachelor of Information Technology, 1 x 300-level Information Science or Computing paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Dance 7-13

A body of supporting Dance papers within a degree including 200-level or equivalent

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Drama 7-13

Performing Arts major or degree, or a body of Performing Arts papers within a degree, including 200-level papers or ATCL (practical and theoretical speech and drama) or FTCL (practical and theoretical speech and drama) or approved equivalent

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Economics Junior 7-10

1 x 200-level Economics paper supported by a body of 100-level papers or approved equivalent

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Economics Senior 11-13

1 x 300-level Economics paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Employment Skills 11-13

Those undertaking this curriculum study must have at least three of these prerequisites, one of which must be: - 1 x 100-level English or Communications paper or equivalent (i.e. NZ Speech Board Grade 7/8)

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And any of the following: - word processing; business; information processing; related work experience - 1 x 100-level paper in Business, Marketing; or Management or equivalent - 100-level paper in Mathematics or Statistics

English Junior 7-10

1 x 200-level English paper supported by a body of 100-level papers or approved equivalent (New Zealand Literature papers are strongly recommended)

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Teaching Subjects (Secondary School Subjects)

Year Level

Papers required to teach subject

Point Value

English Senior 11-13 1 x 300-level English paper supported by a body of 100- and 200- 11 level papers or approved equivalent (Papers in Shakespeare and New Zealand Literature are strongly recommended) Food Technology/Home Economics 11-13

BCApSc, DipHSc, BSc (majoring in Nutrition or Food Science) or approved equivalent. Knowledge of practical cookery is essential

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French 7-13

1 x 300-level French language paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Geography 11-13

1 x 300-level Geography paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

11

German 7-13

1 x 300-level German language paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Graphics 9-13

Design Studies paper at 300-level or NZ certificates in Engineering, 11 Building, Drafting, Survey Drafting, Town and Country Planning Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Quantity Surveying or Drafting (Architecture), BArch, BBS or approved equivalent

History 11-13

1 x 300-level History paper supported by a body of 100- and 200- 11 level papers or approved equivalent

Health Education 7-13

Health-related papers at 200-level, BPhEd, BSport and Rec, BNursing, Community and Family Studies papers at 200-level or approved equivalent

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Information Technology 7-13

Appropriate qualifications and/or experience to indicate a high level of skill in word processing, desktop management publishing, spreadsheets and other relevant text and information management programmes, Bachelor of Information Technology or approved equivalent

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Japanese 7-13

1 x 300-level Japanese language paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Mäori Junior 7-10

1 x 200-level Te Reo paper supported by a body of 100-level papers in Te Reo and Tikanga or approved equivalent

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Mäori Senior 11-13

1 x 300-level Te Reo paper supported by a body of 100- and 200- level papers in Te Reo and Tikanga or approved equivalent

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Mathematics Junior 7-10

2 x 100-level Mathematics papers or approved equivalent. Only one paper may be a statistics paper

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Mathematics (Year 11 & 12) 11-12

2 x 200-level Mathematics papers supported by a body of 100-level papers or approved equivalent

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Mathematics – 13 Calculus & Statistics (Year 13)

2 x 300-level Mathematics papers supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Materials Technology 11-13 (Hard Technology)

BCApSc, DipHSc, Advanced Trade Certificate in “approved” trades accompanied by trade services requirements, NZ certificates in Engineering, Building, Advanced Trades Certificate

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Materials Technology 11-13 (Soft Technology)

Diploma in Fashion and Design (Otago Polytechnic), Bachelor in Fashion and Design, BDes or approved equivalent

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Teaching Subjects (Secondary School Subjects)

Year Level

Papers required to teach subject

Point Value

Media Studies 11-13

A body of relevant film or media papers including 1 x 200-level in a degree, film or media analysis fields, journalism or approved equivalent

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Music Junior 7-10

1 x 200-level Music paper supported by a body of 100- and 200- level papers and Grade 5 Theory (Royal Schools of Music or Trinity College, London) or approved equivalents. Keyboard skills are desirable

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Music Senior 11-13

1 x 300-level Music paper supported by a body of 100- and 200- level papers and Grade 7 Theory (Royal Schools of Music or Trinity College, London) or approved equivalents. Keyboard skills are desirable

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Outdoor Education 7-13

BPhEd, BSport and Rec, Adventure Education papers or NZOIA qualifications or approved equivalent

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Physical Education

BPhEd, DipPhEd, BSport and Rec or approved equivalent

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Physics 11-13

1 x 200-level Physics paper supported by a body of 100-level papers or approved equivalent

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Religious Education 9-13

1 x 300-level Theology paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Science 7-13

1 x 300-level paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers in relevant Science fields or approved equivalent

22

Social Studies 7-10

1 x 200-level Social Science papers supported by 100-level papers ( a mixture of some of the following is strongly recommended: History, Geography, Anthropology and Economics papers) or approved equivalent

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Spanish 7-13

1 x 300-level Spanish language paper supported by a body of 100- and 200-level papers or approved equivalent

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Technology 7-10

2 x Technology-related papers at 100-level or approved equivalent in two domains: hard materials or soft materials

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Teaching English to Speakers 7-13 of Other Languages (TESOL)

2 x 100-level papers in English or Linguistics or approved equivalent

11

Tourism 12-13

1 x 200-level Tourism or Geography – New Zealand and Pacific 11 option papers, supported by a body of 100-level papers or equivalent

Visual Arts

BA, BFA, DipFA or BDes or approved equivalent

7-13

7-13

Note: Students are required to have a body of three to four papers at 100- and 200-level in order to teach the Junior Curriculum area of Year 7-10. Students are required to have a body of six to seven papers at 100-, 200- and 300-level in order to teach the Senior Curriculum area of Year 11-13. The Graduate Diploma programme structure is available on our website www.otago.ac.nz/education

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Baydon Harris Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Secondary Education Bachelor of Design

At 35 Baydon Harris, former fashion designer and former screen printer, has reinvented himself again, this time as a Secondary School Teacher. Baydon has finished his first year as a Technology Teacher at St Hilda’s Collegiate in Dunedin and has decided that he has found his place in the world. “Since I started teaching I have been buzzing. I talk so positively about everything that I’m doing. I know now that teaching is definitely the career for me. I am never bored and I’m always learning.” Learning is not something Baydon has ever shied away from. He has a Bachelor of Design and worked for over

five years in the industry as a screen printing apprentice and a fashion designer. He was also awarded the top New Zealand Apprentice in the printing trade. “I thought about teaching screen printing within the industry but am so glad now that I chose secondary teaching as I am able to use all my skills. It’s fantastic; there is so much variety in what I do. Unlike my previous jobs, every day is different; it is all just so stimulating and rewarding.” Baydon did his Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Secondary Education at the University of Otago College of Education, with Technology as his major and Visual Art as a minor. “My class was really interesting:

a mix of ages and people with diverse backgrounds. Some were straight from University, others had worked in Fashion, in Food Science, and many came from manual trades. “I learnt so much during the practicums in schools and there was so much support from the College. Facing a class of students for the first time was scary but also exciting- suddenly you realise ‘this is it: I am the teacher’! “My year studying was very motivational and now that I am teaching I just feel so positive. I want to be that teacher that connects with students, someone who can inspire them to achieve.”


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Qualification for Teaching in Integrated Schools

Certificate in Catechetical Studies This qualification prepares teacher education students to teach in Catholic or other integrated schools. An integrated school is a school within the state education system that has the right to reflect, through its teaching, a special religious or philosophical character. This course is offered by the Catholic Education Office in co-operation with the University of Otago’s College of Education, and Department of Theology and Religion. Some papers can form part of your education degree. This certificate is of particular interest to those seeking career and job opportunities in Catholic or other integrated schools.

Application Details

Programme outline

For more information on the programme, contact:

This programme is open to all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (threeyear) or Bachelor of Education Studies programmes (four-year). This is for those wanting to teach in integrated primary schools.

Theology

Sister Jan Ogilvy Catechetical Studies Co-ordinator Email: jm.ogilvy@otago.ac.nz Tel: 03 479 4987

For those wanting to teach in integrated secondary schools, please refer to the information for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Secondary Education on page 21.

Gain an understanding of the religious curriculum and programme, faith development, the role of the teacher and assessment in religious education.

Duration This programme is offered over a period of two years. Each year, two papers are studied in Semester One and a short practical module takes place in Semester Two. These papers are taught alongside your university teacher education programme and timetable.

Explores basic questions about God, belief, knowledge and human nature: CHTH111 – Doing Theology.

Religious Education

Scripture An introduction to the old and new testaments: BIBS215 – The Bible in Religious Education.

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) Majoring in Education Studies What is Education Studies? If you are interested in education, but not necessarily wanting to be a teacher, Education Studies might be the right pathway for you. The study of education is concerned with how societies ensure that their children and adults become knowledgeable citizens.

Qualifications Available:

Career Opportunities

~ Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Education)

BA students with a major in Education Studies are able to apply for a diverse range of jobs in most fields open to Arts graduates.

~ Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Education and/or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (in Education) Topics covered in Education range from Educational Psychology (how children, young people and adults learn); how education systems evolve and how they function; the role of education in the lives of families and communities; the historical influences that have shaped education systems nationally and internationally; and the cultural, social and political influences on the school curriculum. The study of gender, disability, M채ori education, ICT, and educational and social science research methods also feature in the mix of undergraduate work of the University of Otago College of Education.

Education can be an especially useful background for careers in research, policy analysis, social work, the counselling professions and many areas of the public service. Educational processes are important in almost all settings and Education graduates have a valuable role in most organisations. Many students find Education papers complement their studies in other disciplines and degrees or to undertake alongside another major. This includes: Psychology Political Science Philosophy Anthropology Economics and Law For more information For further general information including information on papers available within Education Studies, please visit our website: www.otago.ac.nz/education


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Regan Bennett Bachelor of Arts Education Studies

When people ask Regan Bennett how he got his job as Manager of Wall St Mall, a prime retail centre in Dunedin, Regan immediately starts talking about his studies in Education. “In this job I have to be well organised. I need planning and evaluation skills; I need to know how to implement processes and how to adapt when necessary. Studying Education gave me all those skills. It also taught me about building relationships and the power of good communication.” Regan’s university study was as an adult student. He was 30 when he completed his Bachelor of Arts – majoring in Education Studies. “Doing a degree really redirected me. I had an early career in retail sales

and management, but studying Education and a mix of other really interesting subjects taught me so much more. I had underachieved at school, which is why Education inspired me. It actually taught me how to learn; it gave me writing and reading skills that I had never acquired before. “I loved the variety of papers in Education. You study social sciences, history, the classroom – I think of it as an ‘all round’ degree and in my job right now that’s what I need, lots of different areas of knowledge and skills. I am a manager but I need to be able to turn my hand to anything, solve any problem. The Wall St complex has 18 retail outlets, several tenants including Fisher and Paykel who are here 24/7, and then I have employees.

Sometimes I reflect on the lot of a teacher who is required to multi-task and forever be resourceful, and realise that studying Education is the best preparation for that challenge. “The degree also gave me an opportunity to choose Design as a Minor subject and combining that with Education has been huge for me. I began to think about mixing both as a profession within the world of information and communication. At Wall Street I am designing exhibitions, window displays, and thinking all the time about design in relation to marketing. Change is important- keeping the environment fresh and alive.” “I am passionate about Education full stop!”


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Postgraduate Programmes

The University of Otago College of Education has a diverse range of postgraduate qualifications and offers well-qualified research supervisors. The following programmes are only available to those who have obtained an undergraduate education degree and would like to further their qualification and studies. If you do not hold a qualification in teacher education, but would like to become a teacher, please refer to the Graduate Diploma in Teaching with the options relating to Early Childhood Education (page 6), Primary Education (page 10) and Secondary Education (page 17).

Qualifications Specifically For Teachers

Qualifications for Teachers and Others Interested in Education

~ Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching ~ Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching ~ Master of Teaching

~ Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Education) ~ Master of Education ~ Master of Arts ~ Doctor of Philosophy ~ Doctor of Education

These qualifications are designed to appeal to the professional development interests of teachers and educational administrators at all levels of the education system, especially early childhood, primary and secondary education.

These qualifications are designed to include a wider group of participants. This wider group includes teachers and educational administrators who are seeking to engage in postgraduate research. It also includes others who are interested in studying and researching education at postgraduate level, but who are not currently committed to careers in teaching or educational administration.

Distance Learning It is possible to undertake many of the postgraduate papers by distance through the use of computer conferencing or other Distance Learning approaches. It is possible to gain qualifications up to master’s degree level in this way. For an updated list of courses available by distance, check on the website: www.otago.ac.nz/education

Availability of Papers Details of the postgraduate papers available each year will be released in August of the previous year. Some of the papers will address fundamental issues underpinning educational practices and issues, while others will focus on highly practical considerations of learning, teaching and assessment in particular curriculum areas. For more information You can obtain the Postgraduate Study Options 2012 Handbook from the College of Education website: www.otago.ac.nz/education


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Admission into our Programmes

Domestic Students Entrance Requirements All students who wish to apply for our programmes will need to ensure that they meet the minimum requirements for entry. The following information contains the relevant admission information for entry to all our Education programmes.

Education Studies

The following programmes require minimum University Entrance:

If you wish to take the Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Education Studies, you are required to meet the minimum University Entrance requirements.

Bachelor of Teaching – Early Childhood Education

There are two pathways for admission. For information on preferential and competitive entry, please refer to the university website: www.otago.ac.nz/study/enrolment/ entrypathways.html

Teacher Education Additional to obtaining the required entrance level, all students are required to apply for a place in the programme. More information is available on page 30 on how the process works. The application pack is available online www.otago.ac.nz/education or, to obtain a pack, contact the College of Education (contact information on inside back cover). For more information on all admissions, please refer to the University website: www.otago.ac.nz/courses/subjects

Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Education Bachelor of Teaching – Primary Bilingual Education Te Pökai Mätauranga o te Ao Rua Bachelor of Arts – majoring in Education Studies Bachelor of Education Studies and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching – Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Education Studies and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching – Primary Education Bachelor of Education Studies and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching – Primary Bilingual Education Te Pökai Mätauranga o te Ao Rua Bachelor of Teaching with either a BA/BCom or BSc


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NCEA UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher 14 credits at Level 3 in one approved subject

14 credits at Level 3 from not more than two additional domains on the NQF or approved subjects

14 credits at Level 3 in one approved subject

Including 8 credits at Level 2 English/ Te Reo Mäori (4 in reading, 4 in writing)

You can qualify for University Entrance in one of the following four ways: 1. National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) This is the most common way that school-leavers gain entrance to university. To be eligible you must achieve 42 credits at Level 3 or higher. Please visit the NZQA website: www. nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/for-students/ue/index. html for approved domains and subjects and further clarification in regards to the NCEA.

2. Admission Ad Eundem Statum Prospective students can apply for Ad Eundem Statum admission if they have completed a different programme from NCEA. This includes those who have met entrance requirements for: ~ International Baccalaureate (IB) ~ Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) ~ completion of their final year of secondary school overseas

14 credits at Level 1 Mathematics/ Pangarau

~ an approved foundation studies programme in New Zealand ~ study with credit for students transferring from an overseas university, or another New Zealand tertiary institution (e.g. polytechnic).

3. Discretionary Entrance or Provisional Entrance For domestic students under 20 years of age applying on the basis of NCEA Level 2 results or Sixth Form Certificate grades, who do not otherwise qualify for admission.

4. Special Admission This is available for domestic students aged 20 years or over, who do not otherwise qualify for admission. The following is applicable to the Graduate Diploma in Teaching Progammes: Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Early Childhood Education Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Primary Education Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Secondary Education

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching must have: An accredited degree at Level 7. All requirements must be completed in your degree prior to undertaking this graduate diploma. For those applying for the early childhood and primary programmes, you also need to have completed and passed the following paper prior to the programme commencing: EDUC102 – Human Development This course is only offered during Semester Two (July to October) of any year or via flexible learning during Summer School under the course code: EDTX132 – Human Development Note: EDUC102 – Human Development is not a prerequisite for those applying for the Secondary Graduate Diploma programme. For the secondary programme, the requirements include subjects relating to secondary education. Check the table on pages 19-21 to see if you are eligible to apply for the programme.


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International Students Entrance Requirements All students must be competent in the use and understanding of written and spoken English before being admitted to courses at the University of Otago. All students who complete their secondary education in a New Zealand secondary school and gain entrance through NCEA, CIE, IB or Discretionary Entrance must satisfy the literacy requirements for each of these qualifications. This is the case whether the student is a New Zealand citizen, New Zealand permanent resident or international student. Results from tests such as IELTS or TOEFL cannot be used instead of the literacy requirements for students who gain entrance from the New Zealand secondary school system. Students whose first language is not English or Mäori and who have gained their entrance qualifications overseas, or who are applying for Special Admission or admission Ad Eundem Statum (except those coming through the New Zealand secondary school system and seeking entry from CIE or IB, who must satisfy the entrance literacy requirements, either through NCEA, CIE or IB) must supply certified results as follows:

For undergraduate study (Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Education Studies) • Paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 (Test of Written English 4.5), or • Computer-based TOEFL score of no less than 213 (Essay Rating 4.5), or • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a score of not less than 6.0 in the academic module both overall and in each individual component, or • English for Otago – English for Undergraduate Academic Purposes (EUAP): students must achieve a C grade to pass the paper (delivered by the Language Centre on-campus), or • An equivalent test or qualification recognised by the University of Otago. For postgraduate study (Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Education or Doctor of Philosophy) • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0), or • Paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 587 (Test of Written English 4.5), or • Computer-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 240 (Essay Rating 4.5), or • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade B or higher, or

• APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language) Examination grade 4 or higher, or • Successful completion of University of Otago Foundation Studies Ltd’s English for Postgraduate Academic Purposes paper. Other evidence of English language proficiency may be considered to satisfy the admission requirements and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Note: Please note that the minimum entry requirements described form part of the matriculation requirements for admission to the University. However the College of Education Teacher Education programmes may require higher levels of attainment than for the educational studies courses. The requirements are as follows: Bachelor of Teaching or Bachelor of Education Studies ~ An IELTS of 7.0 or above across all academic bands Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Education) ~ An IELTS of 7.5 or above across all academic bands. This cannot be averaged out to get the required IELTS score as listed above. International students applying for College of Education programmes or courses will need to contact the International Office: Tel: 64 3 479 8344 Web: www.otago.ac.nz/international Facebook: University of Otago International Office


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University of Otago College of Education Application Process for the Teacher Education Programmes Obtain a College of Education Application Pack You can receive an application pack by contacting the College of Education as follows: Website: www.otago.ac.nz/education Email: education@otago.ac.nz Tel: 0800 80 80 98 or +64 3 479 4914 Alternatively, call in to our Dunedin or Southland Campus to collect an application pack: Dunedin Campus: 145 Union Street East, Dunedin Southland Campus: 100 Nelson Street, Invercargill

Complete and Submit your Application Ensure you read instructions on Page 1 and 2 of the Application Pack. Make sure you have completed all the requirements and send back to the College of Education BY MONDAY 29 AUGUST 2011. Please note we may still accept late applications. Check on the website for more information: www.otago.ac.nz/education Send to: Freepost 108584 Selection Co-ordinator University of Otago College of Education PO Box 56 Dunedin 9054 New Zealand

Referees’ Reports Two referees reports (including a confidential school report if you are a school leaver) are required before an applicant is considered for shortlisting. Please ensure referees send reports in promptly.

Receipt of Application You will receive acknowledgement of your application within two weeks. If this does not happen, please contact: Suzanne Cochrane – Selection Co-ordinator on 03 479 4217 or suzanne.cochrane@otago.ac.nz

Shortlisted for an Interview Applicants will be contacted by the co-ordinator regarding an interview time. Interview panels will be held from August – January and you will be interviewed within this timeframe. Please be patient.

Not offered for an Interview Letter sent to applicant

Interview Accepted or Provisionally Accepted (Under 20: Dependent on gaining admission to University. Graduate courses: Prerequisite papers and/or degree completion is required) Receive an offer into the Teacher Education Programme. Return offer letter to the College of Education as soon as possible to accept your place in the programme

Not offered a place Not suitable for Teacher Education at this time. Letter sent to applicant

Accept Offer Return offer letter and register to study at the University of Otago on 0800 80 80 98 or online: www.otago.ac.nz

Decline or Defer Offer You will still need to return offer letter to the College of Education as soon as possible with a decision

Gain Admission to the University

Welcome to the University of Otago College of Education!

Admission to University Declined Contact the College of Education regarding your options


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Fees and Scholarships

Fees

StudyLink

TeachNZ

In 2011, the average cost of tuition fees for the College of Education for domestic students was $4,412.00. This did not include other costs, including those associated with living costs or student services fees. The final cost of your programme can only be worked out once you have been accepted and fully enrolled into the programme.

Domestic students can access student loans and allowances to help you pay your fees is available through StudyLink. For more information, go to the website: www.studylink.govt.nz or call 0800 88 99 00.

TeachNZ has a range of scholarships for people entering the teaching profession. Teacher Recruitment Scholarships pay your course fees. For full-time students only, the scholarship also pays an allowance.

For international student fees, please contact the international office: www.otago.ac.nz/international Fees for studying at the College of Education will be available in November/ December of the year previous to study. Updated information will be available online around this time. More information on fees is available on the University of Otago website: www.otago.ac.nz/study/fees

Scholarships The University of Otago College of Education website lists scholarships which are relevant to teacher education. More information is available on the website: www.otago.ac.nz/education You can also refer to the University of Otago website www.otago.ac.nz for a comprehensive list of all scholarships available to tertiary students, or call 0800 80 80 98.

For more information and access to the relevant application forms, go to the TeachNZ website: www.teachnz.govt.nz Community groups also offer scholarships for people entering tertiary education. For more information about these check out the public notices in your local newspaper or community centres.


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Important Dates Dates vary for students in the Teacher Education programmes from those that apply to the rest of the University programmes.

2O11 May Applications open into all the teaching programmes for the 2011 intake: – Bachelor of Teaching – Bachelor of Educational Studies and Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching – Graduate Diploma in Teaching Call the College of Education for an Application Pack or download a copy from our website: www.otago.ac.nz/education 3 May Tertiary Information Day 2011 – Open Day A good opportunity to visit the Dunedin campus and experience campus life firsthand including www.otago.ac.nz or 0800 80 80 98 10 May University of Otago Career Development Centre Careers Fair Visit our information stand on the day to get information on becoming a teacher www.otago.ac.nz/careers 12 July EDUC102 – Human Development course starts Pre-requisite course required for all students applying into the 2012 intake for: – Graduate Diploma in Teaching - Early Childhood Education – Graduate Diploma in Teaching - Primary Education 25 July College of Education Information Evening – Southland Campus @ 7pm 100 Nelson Street, Invercargill An opportunity to chat to our staff and current students about the programmes on offer at our Southland Campus For more information, visit our website: www.otago.ac.nz/education 27 July College of Education Information Evening – Dunedin Campus @ 7pm 145 Union Street East, Dunedin An opportunity to chat to our staff and current students about the programmes on offer at our Dunedin Campus For more information, visit our website: www.otago.ac.nz/education

4 August Teaching Expo 2011 Information session during the day for prospective and current student, regarding teaching opportunities oveaseas, especially in the UK. For more information, visit our website: www.otago.ac.nz/education 29 August Initial closing date for applications into the Teacher Education programmes Priority is given to those who apply by this date. Applications after this date are subject to a waitlist. More information is available on our website: www.otago.ac.nz/education 4 October EDTX132 – Human Development (Distance) course starts Alternative pre-requisite course to EDUC102 (in Semester two) required for all students applying into the 2012 intake for: – Graduate Diploma in Teaching - Early Childhood Education – Graduate Diploma in Teaching - Primary Education

2O12 23 January Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Early Childhood Education starts 24 January Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Primary Education starts 9 February Graduate Diploma in Teaching – Secondary Education starts 10 February Final day for registration into the Certificate in Catechetical Studies Please contact: Sister Jan Oglivy – 03 479 4987 or jm.oglivy@otago.ac.nz 17 and 22 February Programmes start: – Bachelor of Teaching – Bachelor of Education Studies combined with the Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching Programmes. This is for the Early Childhood Education, Primary Education and Primary Bilingual Education Bachelor Programmes 27 February Semester one starts Applies to those in Bachelor of Arts or those undertaking the Bachelor of Arts – Education Studies courses


Contacts For further information about the College of Education programmes, you can contact us in the following ways: Website www.otago.ac.nz/education Facebook www.facebook.com/OtagoEducation Twitter www.twitter.com/OtagoEducation Email education@otago.ac.nz Tel 0800 80 80 98 Campus Contact Information Dunedin Campus 145 Union Street East Dunedin Tel 64 3 479 4914 Fax 64 3 479 4295 Southland Campus 100 Nelson Street Invercargill Tel 64 3 211 6724 Fax 64 3 216 1399 Postal Address Marketing Officer University of Otago College of Education PO Box 56 Dunedin 9054 New Zealand


0800 80 80 98 www.otago.ac.nz txt 866 university@otago.ac.nz


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