The University of Waikato
Waikato Faculty of Education
Enhancing education through the 3 interconnected disciplines of:
teaching, research and professional learning
Waikato’s Faculty of Education rates no. 1 for educational research in New Zealand.
Waikato consistently place in the top 100 for education in the international QS subject rankings
Waikato’s researchers contribute to areas such as teacher education, special education, educational leadership, counsellor education and sport and leisure studies. Waikato’s graduates establish successful careers in New Zealand and overseas. Waikato Faculty of Education offers a supportive and friendly environment and provides graduates with an education that is first-rate.
Teaching at the University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.
Bachelor of Teaching specified programmes:
Prepare yourself for a career working in a variety of early childhood settings with children from birth up to six years old. Gain theoretical and practical experience as you learn about all the aspects of Te Whariki – the Early Childhood curriculum. It’s an integrated programme with seven major themes: bicultural development; cultural diversity; equity and social justice; inclusion; parents and whanau; transition to school; and infants and toddlers.
Prepare yourself for a career working in a variety of early childhood settings with children from birth up to 6 years old. Gain theoretical and practical experience as you learn about all the aspects of the Early Childhood curriculum. It’s an integrated programme with 7 major themes: bicultural development; cultural diversity; equity and social justice; inclusion; parents and whanau; transition to school; and infants and toddlers.
Teachers are influential community members, making a difference to young people and their learning, knowledge and skill acquisition. They play a major role in helping their students develop their independence and success in their lives.
As a graduate of this programme you will be among the best prepared teaching graduates and highly regarded by education employers, within NZ and overseas.
You’ll have the understanding, skills and academic requirements to be an early childhood, primary or secondary teacher.
You’ll be eligible to apply for a provisional practicing certificate, and after two years of full time teaching be granted a full practicing certificate with the New Zealand Education Council.
This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice.
Educational Leader, School Principal, Head Teacher, Education Policy Developer, Educational Researcher
The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary) is an intensive programme that prepares students with specialist skills and enhanced knowledge teaching in primary or secondary settings.
Students also gain valuable practical experience, working at least 40 weeks of the year in a variety of classroom settings, with the professional support of faculty lecturers and mentor teachers. The programme is underpinned by adult learning principles and there is an expectation that student teachers think critically and work independently.
This is an approved Initial Teacher Education Programme that leads to registration and provisional certification as a teacher in New Zealand.
Corporate Trainer, Education Policy Analyst, Learning Consultant, Primary, Intermediate or Secondary School Teacher, Recruitment Adviser, Social Worker, School Counsellor
A Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.
If you’re due to complete your undergraduate degree or you’re seeking a career change and already have a degree, consider teaching. With a Graduate Diploma Teaching it takes 1 year to gain your qualification. Entry into this programmes requires a bachelors degree.
With separate courses for Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary teaching, the GradDipT combines Professional Education papers with placements in schools (or ECE centres).
Early Childhood Educator, Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher