Teaching Papers at Tauranga (2018)

The University offers teaching qualifications in early childhood, primary and secondary education, with a Maori Medium option for early childhood and primary programmes. The 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 BTchg (Primary) programme is a professional degree designed for students wanting to pursue a teaching career in New Zealand primary, middle, composite and intermediate schools. A BTchg (Primary) conjoint degree is also offered. The BTchg (Secondary) conjoint degree is designed for people wanting to pursue a teaching career in New Zealand secondary schools. The conjoint degree programmes are interwoven so one supports and enhances the other and include a Bachelor of Teaching majoring in Professional Education and a subject degree with a major and supporting subject that support the New Zealand curriculum. 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.

The full regulations and requirements for the BTchg are set out in the Faculty of Education Teacher Education Handbook.

A Graduate Diploma in 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 Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) is also available to prepare high achieving graduates for primary and secondary teaching. Initial enquiries for the BTchg, GradDipT, and MTchgLn programmes should be made to the Centre for Teacher Education, Faculty of Education. A Bachelor of Teaching with Honours is available for students or teachers who have completed the BTchg or equivalent. Initial enquiries about BTch(Hons) should be made to the Postgraduate Studies Office, Faculty of Education.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEACH100Literacy and Mathematics in the Early Years18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (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 Zealand18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    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 Action18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    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.
    TEEDU100Concepts of Learning and Teaching 118A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    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 Context18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper examines the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping educational contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    TEEDU102Learning and Development Across the Lifespan18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEDE211Professional Practice 2: Practicum (E2)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton) & 18D (Tauranga)
    This second teaching practicum provides the opportunity to link theory learned in all papers with practice in early childhood services.
    TEHD220Developing Inclusive Practices18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    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.
    TEPS210Professional Practice 2: The Reflective Practitioner (E2)18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper links the theory and practice of the development of reflective practice. It will support the development of reflective practice as a professional teacher.
    TEPS211International Issues in Early Childhood Education (E2)18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to a range of international issues, philosophies, theoretical underpinnings and wider influences on childhoods. The paper explores local and global perspectives and influences on early childhood teaching and learning. It examines the impact of complex social, historical, political and cultural context...
    TEPS212Making Sense of the World (E2)18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    A study of how young children participate in a learning environment, with an emphasis on the relationships between the learner and the adult. Connections are made to early mathematics and early technology.
    TEPS213Te Tiriti Based Pedagogies (E2)18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    A study of cultural issues in early childhood education. Development of knowledge of te reo Maori me ona tikanga.
    TEPS214Children's Language and Communication (E2)18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    An introduction to theories of language acquisitions and language development for infants, toddlers and young children, and an opportunity to develop language skills in young children through storytelling, poetry, rhymes, finger plays, literature and emergent reading. There will be a practical component.
    TEPS216Integrating the Arts in Early Childhood Education (E3)18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides opportunities for students to experience their personal creative journey alongside their learning towards becoming a creative and resourceful early childhood teacher who provides culturally appropriate learning experiences through integration of art, music, drama, storytelling, and movement within the context of...
    TEPS218Family and Community (E3)18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper links the theory and practice of developing relationships between early childhood services, caregivers, whanau and community.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEDE311Professional Practice 3: Practicum (E3)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton) & 18D (Tauranga)
    This final teaching practicum provides the opportunity to link theory learned in all papers with practice in early childhood services.
    TEPS310Professional Practice 3:The Professional Educator (E3)18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    This paper provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of their personal philosophy regarding their role in early childhood education.
    TEPS311Belonging and Contribution (E3)18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    An exploration of ways in which early childhood educators 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 young children.
    TEPS313Developing Early Childhood Programmes (E3)18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    An examination of the relevant research, philosophy, and practice with a view to planning and assessing early childhood programmes in group settings for infants, toddlers, and young children.
    TEPS314Transition in the Early Years18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an overview of transition theory, research and practice. The history, philosophy, curricula and practices of early childhood and the early years of school are discussed and compared. Transitions into early childhood centres, between groups and the transition to school are examined from the perspectives of the ch...
  • 100 Level

    TEAL120 and TEMS120 are only available to students began their programme in 2017.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEACH101Being a Teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    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 Action18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    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 118B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    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...
    TEAL120Learning and Teaching Language and Literacy18A (Online)
    An introduction to language education in the primary school curriculum.
    TEEDU100Concepts of Learning and Teaching 118A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    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 Context18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper examines the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping educational contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    TEEDU102Learning and Development Across the Lifespan18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    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.
    TEMS120Learning and Teaching Mathematics18C (Online)
    An introduction to the learning and teaching of mathematics in the primary school curriculum.
    TEPRO110Professional Experience 1 (Primary)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEAL220Literacy Education18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga) & 18C (Online)
    An introduction to current teaching theories and practices in literacy education.
    TEDE221Professional Practice 2: Practicum (P2)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton), 18D (Online), 18D (Tauranga), 18E (Hamilton) & 18F (Hamilton)
    This module provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
    TEHD220Developing Inclusive Practices18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    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.
    TEMS220Mathematics Education18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Online)
    Further study of the learning and teaching of mathematics at primary/intermediate school levels.
    TEPC220Social Issues in Aotearoa/New Zealand Education18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga) & 18C (Online)
    A critical analysis of processes of learning, teaching and education from a variety of historical, philosophical, political and sociological perspectives.
    TEPC224Working with Cultural/Linguistic Diversity18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Online)
    An examination of a range of teaching strategies which cater for the needs of children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including topics such as cultural background, language acquisition, peer tutoring, first language maintenance, school policy and organisations, and parent and community involvement.
    TEPS222Professional Practice and Inquiry 2 (P2)18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga) & 18C (Online)
    This paper is about learning and teaching: how children learn and how teachers take account of learning theories and assessment principles in theory and practice.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEAL321School Literacy Programmes18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga) & 18C (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)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton), 18D (Online) & 18D (Tauranga)
    This module provides the opportunity for students to link theory learned in all papers with practice in the primary classroom.
    TEPS320Curriculum and Assessment: Issues and Strategies18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18T (Hamilton)
    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)18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    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...
  • 100 Level

    Students must take TEPS172 (in Year 2), as well as two 100 level curriculum papers (one in Year 3 and one in Year 4).

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEEDU101The Aotearoa New Zealand Educational Context18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper examines the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping educational contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    TEEDU102Learning and Development Across the Lifespan18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    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.
  • 200 Level

    Students must take TEPS272 (in Year 2) and TEPS273 (in Year 3), as well as one 200 level curriculum paper (in Year 4) and one 200 level Teacher Education elective paper (in Year3).

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEPC224Working with Cultural/Linguistic Diversity18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Online)
    An examination of a range of teaching strategies which cater for the needs of children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including topics such as cultural background, language acquisition, peer tutoring, first language maintenance, school policy and organisations, and parent and community involvement.
  • 300 Level

    Students must take TEDE371 and TEPS320, and one further 300 level Teacher Education elective paper (in Year 4).

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEPS320Curriculum and Assessment: Issues and Strategies18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18T (Hamilton)
    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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDART201Dance In Educational Contexts18S (Tauranga)
    The paper explores dance education through exposure to a range of dance skills, knowledge and teaching strategies. It embraces current dance practices through practical experiences and guided inquiry.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEMS322Current Issues in Teaching and Learning Mathematics18B (Online)
    This paper builds on and consolidates subject and pedagogical content knowledge in mathematics. It addresses issues such as communication, use of technology, diverse learners, and assessment to extend understanding of children's learning.
    TEMS324Numeracy in the Classroom18C (Block), 18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on international mathematics education reform approaches to the teaching of mathematics/numeracy. It provides a critical analysis of theoretical issues underpinning the teaching and learning of mathematics, and makes connections between the current curriculum document, the mathematics standards, and the New Zeala...
    TEPS323Curriculum Integration18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    A critical analysis of integrated curriculum approaches to learning and teaching in school and classroom settings. Providing a range of opportunities for the application of theory to practice, the paper links to every paper related to teaching in the BTchg (Primary) degree.
  • Core papers

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEDE701Professional Practice 118C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton), 18D (Online) & 18D (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 218C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton), 18D (Online) & 18D (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.
    TEPS703Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum 118C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (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 218C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (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 Classrooms18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (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...
  • A further three papers from the list below contingent on entry degree

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TEAL705Secondary Curriculum: English Y7-1018C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of English for Years 7 to 10.
    TEAL706Secondary Curriculum: English Y11-1318C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of English for Years 11 to 13.
    TEAL707Secondary Curriculum: Art Y7-1018C (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Art for Years 7 to 10.
    TEAL708Secondary Curriculum: Art Y11-1318C (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Art for Years 11 to 13.
    TEAL709Secondary Curriculum: Music Y7-1018C (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Music for Years 7 to 10.
    TEAL710Secondary Curriculum: Music Y11-1318C (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Music for Years 11 to 13.
    TEAL715Secondary Curriculum: Dance Y7-1018C (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Dance in the intermediate/lower secondary school context in Years 7-10.
    TEAL716Secondary Curriculum: Dance Y11-1318C (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Dance in the senior secondary school context in Years 11-13.
    TEAL717Secondary Curriculum: Drama Y7-1018C (Hamilton)
    The learning and teaching of Drama in the intermediate/junior secondary school context in Years 7-10.
    TEAL718Secondary Curriculum: Drama Y11-1318C (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 Topic18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    An investigation into a selected area of the secondary school curriculum.
    TEMS724Secondary Curriculum: Mathematics Y7-1118C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (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 Y12-1318C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (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 Y7-1318C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (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 Y7-1318B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (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 Y11-1318C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    A paper in Physics teaching and learning for Years 11-13 in secondary schools.
    TEMS729Secondary Curriculum: Chemistry Y11-1318C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    A paper in Chemistry teaching and learning for Years 11-13 in secondary schools.
    TEMS730Secondary Curriculum: Biology Y11-1318C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    A paper in Biology teaching and learning for Years 11-13 level in secondary schools.
    TEMS733Secondary Curriculum: Technology Education Y7-1018C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of Technology for Years 7-10.
    TEMS734Secondary Curriculum: Technology Education Y11-1318B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18B (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of Technology for Years 11-13.
    TEMS787Special Topic18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga) & 18D (Online)
    An investigation into a selected area of the secondary school curriculum.
    TEPC715Secondary Curriculum: Social Studies Y7-1118C (Hamilton) & 18C (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 Y11-1318C (Hamilton) & 18C (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 Y11-1318C (Hamilton) & 18C (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 Y11-1318C (Hamilton) & 18C (Online)
    The learning and teaching of Accounting for Years 11-13.
    TEPC722Secondary Curriculum: Business Studies Y9-1318C (Hamilton) & 18C (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 Y11-1318C (Hamilton) & 18C (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 Y11-1318C (Online)
    Senior secondary school Social Sciences (Y11-13) as evidence-based inquiry.
    TEPS787Special Topic18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga) & 18D (Online)
    An investigation into a selected area of secondary school pedagogy in consultation with the Director, Centre for Teacher Education.
    TESP718Secondary Curriculum: Physical Education Y7-1018C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of Physical Education for Years 7-10.
    TESP719Secondary Curriculum: Physical Education Y11-1318C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    Teaching and learning of physical education for years 11-13.
    TESP720Secondary Curriculum: Health Y7-1318C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The learning and teaching of health education for Years 7-13.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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