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Bachelor of Teaching

  • Bachelor

Inspire the next generation, transform learning and foster imagination by becoming a teacher. A qualification in teaching from the University of Waikato will set you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$6,308 per year / $18,924 total
International Fees
$30,675 per year / $92,025 total

About this course

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 practising certificate, and after two years of full-time teaching be granted a full practising certificate with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

At the University of Waikato:

We consistently place in the top 150 for education in the international QS subject rankings, which assesses more than 800 universities across the world.

Our staff are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of teachers and improving classroom practice and conducting research inquiry of their own in their specialist areas.

We have:

  • 50+ years of teacher education
  • a wide variety of programmes
  • a small student to staff ratio
  • school experience from the first day of your degree, right through until your final year
  • Strong partnerships with schools and ECE centres with work in schools designed to meet the needs of both the schools and curriculum requirements
  • high-quality staff and teaching
  • flexibility to find a study pathway that suits your lifestyle - whether that's on campus in Hamilton or Tauranga or online via our MMP programmes
  • access to the latest research via Institutes attached to the school
  • exchange programmes with the National Institute of Education, Singapore and VIA University College, Denmark

Entry requirements

Teacher Education applications open from 1 July every year.

Study locations




Career pathways

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Education Policy Analyst
  • Learning Consultant
  • Primary, Intermediate or Secondary School Teacher
  • Recruitment Adviser
  • Social Worker
  • School Counsellor
  • Educational Consultant
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Policy Advisor