Teaching Papers at Tauranga (2020)

The University offers teaching qualifications in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary education, with a Māori Medium option for (Kākano Rua).

The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) (BTchg(Early Childhood)) programme is a professional teaching qualification that prepares students for work in a variety of early childhood settings with children from birth to five or six years.

The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (BTchg(Primary)) programme is a professional teaching qualification designed for students wanting to pursue a teaching career in New Zealand primary, middle, composite and intermediate schools. A Māori Medium option is available – Kākano Rua.

A Graduate Diploma of Teaching (GradDipT) is available in all sectors (early childhood, primary and secondary) for students who have completed a bachelors degree and who wish to gain a professional teaching qualification.

A Bachelor of Teaching with Honours (BTchg(Hons)) is available for students or teachers who have completed the BTchg or equivalent.

Qualified early childhood and primary teachers can upgrade their Diploma of Teaching (DipT) to a BTchg. Professional qualifications are also offered for technology teachers who wish to upgrade their qualifications or for experienced tradespeople who want a career change from tradesperson to teacher.

A Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) is also available to prepare high achieving graduates for primary and secondary teaching.

Note: There will be no new intake into the MTchgLn in 2020.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEACH100Literacy and Mathematics in the Early Years20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to what it means to be a teacher and learner of literacy and mathematics in Aotearoa New Zealand in early years settings. Students will gain an understanding of how children develop oral and written language and the importance of talk. The paper includes a focus on the understanding, competence, and c...
    TEACH101Being a Teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand20D (Hamilton), 20D (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper introduces students to the skills, attitudes and values required of a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores professional and ethical requirements for teachers and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
    TEACH102Aotearoa Curriculum in Action20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper introduces students to the nature and purpose of early childhood and schooling curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand, and to theories that shape curriculum intent, implementation and outcomes.
    TEACH110Literacy and Mathematics 120B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper introduces students to what it means to be a teacher and learner of literacy and mathematics in Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will gain an understanding of how children develop oral and written language and the importance of talk. The paper includes a focus on the understanding, competence, and critical thinking require...
    TEEDU100Concepts of Learning and Teaching 120B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    In this paper, students will examine theories of learning, working with diverse learners and a range of innovative teaching practices.
    TEEDU101The Aotearoa New Zealand Educational Context20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper examines the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping educational contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    TEEDU102Learning and Development Across the Lifespan20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence patterns of development and learning over the lifespan.
    TEPRO100Professional Experience 1 (Early Childhood)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher in Early Childhood settings. It provides opportunities for participants to gain a practical understanding of the day-to-day operation of an Early Childhood setting and introduces students to the teaching role.
    TEPRO110Professional Experience 1 (Primary)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher in primary school settings. It provides opportunities for participants to gain a practical understanding of the day-to-day operation of a primary school and introduces students to the teaching role.
    TEPRO120Professional Experience 1 (Secondary)20I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher in secondary/middle school settings. It provides opportunities for participants to gain a practical understanding of the day-to-day operation of a secondary/middle school.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEACH200Making Sense of and Exploring the World20D (Block), 20D (Block - Tauranga), 20D (Hamilton) & 20D (Tauranga)
    Students will develop critical insights into how children make sense of their worlds. Children's engagement with various learning domains will be explored, and the role of the teacher examined.
    TEACH201Te Whariki in Action: Belonging and Contribution20B (Block), 20B (Block - Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    An understanding of the ways in which early childhood teachers can facilitate children's sense of belonging and contribution within their social and cultural milieu. An overview of theories and research relating to the social wellbeing of infants, toddlers and young children.
    TEACH202Te Whariki in Action: The Multi-modal Child20A (Block), 20A (Block - Tauranga), 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on early language acquisition, literacy development and teaching strategies that provide infants, toddlers and young children with the best learning environment in which to maximise their potential learning.
    TEACH203Te Whariki in Action: Pedagogies for the first 1000 days20B (Block), 20B (Block - Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This course focuses on curriculum and pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning with infants and toddlers from pre-birth to three years.
    TEACH210Literacy & Mathematics 220B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20I (Online) & 20X (Online)
    This paper further develops students' knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching literacy and mathematics in Aotearoa New Zealand. The focus is on catering for diverse learners and culturally-responsive pedagogies.
    TEACH211NZ Curriculum in Action: Science20A (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper builds pedagogical practice to support primary students to explore their views of the world through science, to construct and communicate scientific understandings and to develop science capabilities that will help them contribute to the well-being of society and the environment.
    TEACH212NZ Curriculum in Action: Health and Physical Education20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
    Health and Physical Education is about learning in health and movement contexts to promote the wellbeing of students, others and of society. In learning to teach Health and Physical Education, students examine how planning for learning and effectively managing the learning environment, supports the development of inclusive learning...
    TEACH213NZ Curriculum in Action: The Arts20D (Hamilton), 20D (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper introduces students to the teaching of the Arts learning area in New Zealand Schools, using innovative pedagogy that will engage diverse learners.
    TEACH230Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau20X (Block)
    This paper further develops students' knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching Te Reo Matatini and Pangarau in Aotearoa New Zealand. The focus is on catering for diverse learners and culturally-responsive pedagogies.
    TEACH231Pūtaiao20X (Block)
    This paper builds pedagogical practice to support learners to explore their views of te ao hurihuri through putaiao education and matauranga Maori, to construct and communicate putaiao understandings and capabilities that will help them contribute to the well-being of society and the environment.
    TEACH232Hauora20X (Block)
    Hauora is about learning in health and movement contexts to promote the well-being of learners and of society. This paper explores traditional understandings of hauora, Maori nuances of well-being and health and physical education in Maori-medium educational settings, in order to develop skills and knowledge to re-imagine this lear...
    TEACH233Ngā Toi20X (Block)
    This paper introduces students to the learning area of Nga Toi in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Students have the opportunity to: critique, extend and strengthen their own knowledge and understandings of nga toi o nehera; Nga Pou o Nga Toi; actively explore the use of verbal and non-verbal conventions and techniques; make informed deci...
    TEEDU200Concepts of Learning and Teaching 220A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper builds on the learning and teaching principles and practices examined in TEEDU100 Learning and Teaching 1. Students will examine indepth, current and innovative learning, teaching and assessment approaches and examine the role of inclusive and relational practices. The paper will include a focus on assessment and making...
    TEEDU201Te Hononga Tangata Cultural Dimensions of Education20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper prepares students to recognise and understand local and global cultural diversity, and to work competently and confidently in culturally appropriate ways with diverse others in educational contexts.
    TEHD220Developing Inclusive Practices20X (Online)
    This paper examines differences in the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural development of children, and the ways these can be recognised, assessed and catered for.
    TEPRO200Professional Experience 2 (Early Childhood)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper allows participants to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in an ECE practice context.
    TEPRO210Professional Experience 2 (Primary)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper allows participants to continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in a schooling context.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEACH300Assessment and Evaluation20A (Block), 20A (Block - Tauranga), 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    An investigation of theories and research on key learning outcomes for children and issues of evaluation and assessment with a focus on the early childhood curriculum.
    TEACH301Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education20A (Block), 20A (Block - Tauranga), 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    Students engage with a range of contemporary local and global issues impacting on early childhood education, culminating in a critical examination of one issue and its implications for teaching and learning.
    TEACH310Evidence-based Practice in Mathematics20D (Hamilton), 20D (Tauranga), 20X (Block) & 20X (Online)
    Students develop knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching mathematics with a focus on evidence-based practice and inquiry. Students extend their knowledge of research-based frameworks, curriculum documents and assessment.
    TEACH311Technology Education in Action20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper builds pedagogical practice to support primary school students to explore their views of the nature of technology, develop their technological knowledge and technological practice in order to solve, through design, real world problems.
    TEACH312Social Sciences and Sustainability Education20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper engages students through critical reflection of social sciences and sustainability education to develop conceptual and pedagogical understandings of the natural environment, socio-culture, and citizenship for a sustainable world.
    TEACH313Evidence-based Practice in English20D (Hamilton), 20D (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    Students develop knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching literacy with a focus on evidence-based practice and inquiry. Students extend their knowledge of research based frameworks, curriculum documents, and assessment, and apply this to practice.
    TEAL321School Literacy Programmes20X (Online)
    A critical examination of school literacy programmes, including curriculum requirements, classroom processes, forms of assessment and partnership with parents.
    TEDE321Professional Practice 3: Practicum (P3)20I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This module provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
    TEEDU300Concepts of Learning and Teaching 320A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper critically examines educational issues, and current and innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment. It focuses on teaching as inquiry and emphasises evidence-based decision-making about teaching and learning.
    TEPRO300Professional Experience 3 (Early Childhood)20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper allows participants to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in an ECE context and demonstrate competence against the Standards for the Teaching Profession in a supported environment.
    TEPRO310Professional Experience 3 (Primary)20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online)
    This paper allows participants to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the professional role of the teacher in a primary schooling context and demonstrate competency against the Standards for the Teaching Profession in a supported environment.
    TEPS320Curriculum and Assessment: Issues and Strategies20B (Online)
    A critical analysis of curriculum and assessment practice in school and classroom settings and in the wider context of education, and their relationship to learning and teaching.
    TEPS322Professional Practice and Inquiry 3 (P3)20X (Online)
    A critical analysis of ideas and issues that impact upon teachers as individuals and on teachers as a professional group. These issues may have impact at national, school and classroom levels, and for teachers as individuals they may impact on relationships with colleagues and learners; on curriculum decision-making and planning; o...
  • 700 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEAL705Secondary Curriculum: English Y7-1020X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of English for Years 7 to 10.
    TEAL706Secondary Curriculum: English Y11-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of English for Years 11 to 13.
    TEAL707Secondary Curriculum: Art Y7-1020X (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Art for Years 7 to 10.
    TEAL708Secondary Curriculum: Art Y11-1320X (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Art for Years 11 to 13.
    TEAL709Secondary Curriculum: Music Y7-1020X (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Music for Years 7 to 10.
    TEAL710Secondary Curriculum: Music Y11-1320X (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Music for Years 11 to 13.
    TEAL715Secondary Curriculum: Dance Y7-1020X (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Dance in the intermediate/lower secondary school context in Years 7-10.
    TEAL716Secondary Curriculum: Dance Y11-1320X (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Dance in the senior secondary school context in Years 11-13.
    TEAL717Secondary Curriculum: Drama Y7-1020X (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Drama in the intermediate/junior secondary school context in Years 7-10.
    TEAL718Secondary Curriculum: Drama Y11-1320X (Hamilton)
    A study of the teaching and learning of Drama in the senior secondary school context in Years 11-13, with particular emphasis on preparing students for success at NCEA levels 1-3.
    TEAL787Special Topic20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An investigation into a selected area of the secondary school curriculum.
    TEDE701Professional Practice 120I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces the professional role of the teacher within the secondary school, by beginning work with a class for the first time (this will include a check on basic communication and planning skills), and classroom management.
    TEDE702Professional Practice 220I (Hamilton), 20I (Online), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper develops unit and programme planning; management strategies for the classroom; school and career path decision making; building a Curriculum Vitae; applying for positions, interviewing and job offers.
    TEMS724Secondary Curriculum: Mathematics Y7-1120X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An investigation of learning and teaching mathematics at the Years 7 to 11 levels, with a focus on years 9 to 11.
    TEMS725Secondary Curriculum: Mathematics Y12-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An investigation of learning and teaching mathematics at Years 12-13, including a consideration of alternative papers and other curriculum innovations.
    TEMS726Secondary Curriculum: Science A Y7-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper is an introduction for teaching and learning science at Years 7-13 (levels 4-8 of the national science curriculum) in New Zealand schools. Detailed content is adjusted to meet students' particular needs.
    TEMS727Secondary Curriculum: Science B Y7-1320B (Hamilton), 20B (Online), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper examines strategies for teaching and learning science at levels 4-8 of the New Zealand Curriculum with an emphasis on developing a functional knowledge of the Nature of Science and providing foundations for the development of scientific literacy. Detailed content is adjusted to meet students' particular needs.
    TEMS728Secondary Curriculum: Physics Y11-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    A paper in Physics teaching and learning for Years 11-13 in secondary schools.
    TEMS729Secondary Curriculum: Chemistry Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    A paper in Chemistry teaching and learning for Years 11-13 in secondary schools.
    TEMS730Secondary Curriculum: Biology Y11-1320X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    A paper in Biology teaching and learning for Years 11-13 level in secondary schools.
    TEMS733Secondary Curriculum: Technology Education Y7-1020X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of Technology for Years 7-10.
    TEMS734Secondary Curriculum: Technology Education Y11-1320B (Hamilton), 20B (Online), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of Technology for Years 11-13.
    TEMS787Special Topic20I (Online), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An investigation into a selected area of the secondary school curriculum.
    TEPC715Secondary Curriculum: Social Studies Y7-1120X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
    An examination of Years 7-11 social studies in the context of social studies in the New Zealand curriculum. Emphasis is placed on planning processes and pedagogy that invite critical thinking about the nature and purpose of social studies in the curriculum, and reflective practice.
    TEPC716Secondary Curriculum: History Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An examination of history conceptualized in the New Zealand curriculum, national qualifications, and in secondary classrooms. History curriculum objectives and achievement standards are examined and interpreted in light of planning processes and programme design. The paper's pedagogy encourages thinking about history's identity and...
    TEPC717Secondary Curriculum: Geography Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
    An examination of geography conceptualised in the New Zealand curriculum, national qualifications, and in secondary classrooms. Geography curriculum objectives and achievement standards are examined and interpreted in light of planning processes and programme design. The paper's pedagogy encourages thinking about geography's identi...
    TEPC721Secondary Curriculum: Accounting Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
    The learning and teaching of Accounting for Years 11-13.
    TEPC722Secondary Curriculum: Business Studies Y9-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
    This paper provides an examination of the role of business studies, enterpirse studies and financial literacy in the secondary school curriculum. Pedagogy includes strategies for planning, teaching, reflecting and evaluation of business education learning in Years 9-13.
    TEPC723Secondary Curriculum: Economics Y11-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Online)
    This paper provides an examination of the role of economics in the secondary school curriculum. Pedagogy includes strategies for planning, teaching, reflecting and evaluation of economics education learning in Years 11-13.
    TEPC787Secondary Curriculum: Social Sciences Y11-1320X (Online)
    Senior secondary school Social Sciences (Y11-13) as evidence-based inquiry.
    TEPS703Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum 120X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper, together with TEPS704, expands frames of reference to look at broader social, cultural, political and economic forces that profoundly influence education, together with an exploration of both teacher and learner identities and aspirations. These ideas form three strands in each of the two papers - the teacher and teachi...
    TEPS704Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum 220B (Hamilton), 20B (Online), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper, together with TEPS703, expands frames of reference to look at broader social, cultural, political and economic forces that profoundly influence education, together with an exploration of both teacher and learner identities and aspirations. These ideas form three strands in each of the two papers - the teacher and teachi...
    TEPS735Professional Issues for Secondary Classrooms20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces a number of the professional obligations and responsibilities of educators. These include examining the Treaty of Waitangi and designing practices to best meet the needs of Maori learners; engaging pedagogy and information and communication technologies to create responsive and interactive learning environment...
    TEPS787Special Topic20I (Online), 20X (Hamilton), 20X (Online) & 20X (Tauranga)
    An investigation into a selected area of secondary school pedagogy in consultation with the Director, Centre for Teacher Education.
    TESP718Secondary Curriculum: Physical Education Y7-1020X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of Physical Education for Years 7-10.
    TESP719Secondary Curriculum: Physical Education Y11-1320B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    Teaching and learning of physical education for years 11-13.
    TESP720Secondary Curriculum: Health Y7-1320X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of health education for Years 7-13.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 May 2020 8:32am

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