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Bachelor of Education – Teaching

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Bachelor of Education – Teaching

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Early Years and Primary Teaching degree students gain experience in centres and primary schools from their first year of study. They complete a six-week practicum in their first year, a six-week practicum in their second year and a eight-week practicum in their third year. As well as the undergraduate degree in teaching as a Early Years major or a Primary major, there are also postgraduate pathways into Master degrees.

 

What is Early Years teaching about?

Early Years teachers help to nurture and develop early childhood knowledge, abilities, social and cultural skills of tamariki nohinohi aged 0-8 years for a diverse range of Early Childhood services and Primary Schools. Teachers are responsible for the delivery of Māori Medium education where all or some of the national curriculum strands are taught in te reo Māori or English medium education taught solely in English.

 

What is Primary teaching about?

Primary teachers work with tamariki aged 5-13 years in Primary, Intermediate and Area schools. Teachers are responsible for the delivery of either the Māori Medium education where all or some of the national curriculum subjects are taught in te reo Māori or English medium education taught solely in English.

 

Skills and knowledge

At the end of Year 1, students will be able to:

  • actively participate in an environment with a Māori language immersion focus
  • discuss and analyse Māori and western theoretical perspectives of child development
  • understand the historical and contemporary educational contexts for Māori
  • understand principles underpinning the political act of teaching as a profession within Māori medium contexts
  • understand the learning and teaching of children within traditional Māori society and the principles of teaching and learning from a Māori worldview
  • understand curriculum requirements for chosen major including the development of basic assessment and evaluation principles
  • experience an early childhood or primary school setting to observe and develop understanding through practical classroom experience
  • develop good time management, professional ethics, an understanding of the teacher standards and code of practice as well as organizational and safety skills in readiness for practicum experiences.

 

At the end of Year 2, students will be able to:

  • consolidate and expand knowledge and reo Māori fluency with an emphasis on language structures such as kīwaha, kīrehu, te reo ōpaki and te reo ōkawa for application in practicum experiences and future teaching contexts
  • understand critical issues that have influenced Māori participation in education
  • apply further understanding of curriculum requirements for chosen major including assessment and evaluation principles as well as, the teacher code of practice and standards
  • increase practical experience in centres or classrooms through a practicum placement focused on observing, planning, implementing and evaluating lesson plans for individuals and groups of children
  • complete elective papers to complement chosen education major
  • consolidate further developed good teaching/learning skills and be able to integrate creatively into teacher practice.

 

At the end of Year 3, students will be able to:

  • explore the provision of education for learners with diverse needs from both Māori and Western traditional and contemporary perspectives
  • examine the concept of critical theory and research and its relevance to education
  • integrate the principles and practices of Early Years and Primary assessment and evaluation principles of Early Years and Primary assessment and evaluation principles including alignment with the teacher code of practice and standards
  • critically explore educational leadership issues in Aotearoa and beyond
  • increase practical experience in the classroom through practicum placement utilising theoretical and philosophical understandings gained over the three years to plan, implement and evaluate unit plans
  • integrate curriculum requirements for chosen major
  • work independently in a professional manner
  • apply leadership skills required for teaching practice, and identified personal goals and strategies for future professional practice.
COURSE DETAILS
Duration:
3 Year/s
Location/s: 
Tāmaki Makaurau, Te Tai Tokerau, Whakatāne
Start Date: 
25/02/2019
Finish Date: 
15/12/2019
Applications Close: 
29/01/2019
Intake Details :

Three years full-time (part-time available).

Delivery Mode:
Mixed Mode
Total Fee for 2019:
$6116.51

N.B. The above fee does not include the administration levy. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:

Minimum Age: 
18 years
Minimum Qualification/s: 

Student entry is open to applicants who:

  • have successfully completed a relevant Level 4 certificate; or
  • have successfully completed Level 2 or 3 NCEA (English/Mathematics)
  • University Entrance
  • Must meet Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand requirements
  • Must meet Vulnerable Children Act requirements
  • Education Council requirements for conduct

For the purposes of entering an Initial Teacher Education programme, applicants (both domestic and international) under 20 years must have gained UE through one of: NCEA via level 3 requirements in three subjects from the approved list and Level 3 Te Reo Māori. For applicants 20 years and over must have a Level 4 qualification and Level 3 competency in Te Reo Māori. 

** A safety check will be completed to ensure you meet all the requirements as set out in section 31 of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.  

 

Additional Qualifications:

Students wishing to enrol in the Bachelor of Education must:

  • provide evidence of their ability to successfully pursue and complete a Bachelor degree;
  • Demonstrate an interest or involvement in teaching and learning.

English language requirements

All applicants must ensure they meet the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand requirements for English language competency prior to admission to the programme.

 

Students whose first language is not English must have:

  • IELTS (Academic) with a band score of 7.0 in each component

OR

  • A level 7 degree from a New Zealand or Australian University OR
  • Two years of secondary schooling in New Zealand and UE literacy at Level 2 NCEA with 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing.

 

No admission until IELTS scores are evidenced.

Special Entry Requirements:

Students who do not meet these criteria, but have special circumstances that warrant further consideration, can be admitted through an interview and assessment process at the discretion of the Head of the School of Undergraduate Studies.

All students offered placement in a teaching degree will be required to complete a police vetting form. Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will forward these applications to the New Zealand Police vetting service for processing.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Interview
  • Numeracy and Literacy competency assessment
  • Level 3 Te Reo Māori competency assessment
  • CV and experience working with kōhungahunga or tamariki
  • Established computer literacy
Further Study:

Tertiary study at Postgraduate level:

  • Master of Indigenous Studies;
  • Master of Māori Studies.
Career Opportunities:
Early Childcare Centres, Education, Kohanga Reo, Mainstream and Māori-Medium Schools, Middle Schools, Primary Schools
Additional Information: 

Modes of teaching and learning

The programme's mode of teaching and learning is mixed.  Students will be required to attend five-day monthly Noho Wānanga in addition to directed learning activities online and scheduled practicum placements.

 

Application process

  • Apply to enrol at www.wananga.ac.nz
  • Supply additional/personal information to School of Undergraduate Studies through:
    • Disclosure/personal declaration
    • Police clearance authorisation forms
    • Two referee reports

You will be required to complete a numeracy, literacy and te reo Māori competencey tests.  Selected applicants will be invited to an interview.

Course Code: AHO102
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Reo me ōna Tikanga 1
Description:

This course will enhance students’ abilities to actively participate in an environment with a high Māori language immersion focus. Vocabulary and sentences are extended into everyday activities in order for the language to be useful in both the class and home environments. Students will be introduced to a hands-on approach to tikanga Māori.



Course Code: AHO103
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Ira Tangata: Human Development
Description:

The exploration, discussion and analysis of Māori and Western theoretical perspectives of child development from pre-conception through to middle childhood.



Course Code: AHO104
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Mātauranga ki Aotearoa: Education in New Zealand
Description:

This paper examines Māori education from the past up to the present. By exploring social, political and cultural contexts in Aotearoa an examination is made of Māori responses to provisions of education.



Course Code: AHO106
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Akoranga Māori: Māori Principles of Education
Description:

Develops understanding of the learning and teaching of children within traditional Māori society and the principles of teaching and learning from a Māori worldview. It also investigates the links between teaching and learning within traditional society and contemporary principles of teaching and learning such as those espoused in kaupapa Māori theory.



Course Code: AHO107
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Te Whakawhāriki i te Pūtaiao me te Hangarau: Science and Technology in the Early Years
Description:

Student teachers develop an awareness and understanding of the principles regarding the integration curriculum documents such as the national early childhood curriculum document Te Whāriki and Te Anga Marautanga Pūtaiao (science) and Hangarau (technology) – New Zealand Curricula of Science and Technology. Students will gain knowledge, skills and understandings in teaching strategies, planning and how resources can facilitate learning in science and technology from a Māori perspective in the early years (birth to eight years of age).



Course Code: AHO108
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Curriculum in Primary 1
Description:

Student teachers develop an awareness and understanding of the principles regarding the integration curriculum documents such as Pāngarau (Mathematics), English (language), Ngā Toi (Arts), Hauora/Hakinakina (Health/PE), Pūtaiao (Science) – New Zealand Curricula of Mathematics, Language, Arts, Health, PE and Science. Students will gain knowledge, skills and understanding in teaching strategies, planning and how resources can facilitate learning from a Māori perspective in primary education.



Course Code: AHO109
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Practicum in Early Years 1
Description:

Teaching practice in Year 1 provides students with 4 weeks’ experience in the application of theory to practice in Māori-medium kura/kōhanga reo/early childhood settings (early years 0-8). In these settings students are provided with an opportunity to observe and develop a working understanding of socio-cultural theoretical and practical approaches conducive to Māori pedagogy. Students will be introduced to early childhood and junior school settings.



Course Code: AHO110
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Practicum in Primary 1
Description:

Teaching practice in Year 1 provides students with experience in the application of theory to practice in Māori-medium kura and primary school settings. In these settings students are provided with an opportunity to observe and develop teaching and professional competencies as well as understanding and practise of classroom organisation and management. Students will be introduced to primary school settings.



Course Code: AHO202
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Reo me ōna Tikanga 2
Description:

This course will enhance students’ ability to actively participate in an environment with a high Māori language immersion focus. The research into the foundations of the Māori language and its applications continues with an emphasis on kīwaha, kīrehu, reo ōpaki, reo ōkawa.



Course Code: AHO204
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Ako i ngā Reo: Language Acquisition
Description:

This course examines and analyses the relationship between language, power and pedagogy. Students explore how these issues impact on threatened and minority languages.



Course Code: AHO207
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Te Whakawhāriki i te Pāngarau me te Hauora: Mathematics and Health in the Early Years
Description:

This course is an exploration and analysis of the natural world of the Māori to develop the concepts of Pāngarau and Hauora through a Māori worldview. Students will explore how those concepts apply to Te Whāriki, Te Aho Matua, Pāngarau and Hauora and if they are appropriate for the Early Years. Implications of the theories of the development of children’s thinking will also be explored.



Course Code: AHO208
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Curriculum 2: Primary
Description:

This course builds on the knowledge gained in AHO108, focusing on effective teaching and assessment from a Māori perspective in primary education. Students will develop ability to effectively plan and deliver curriculum in a variety of contexts, including Pāngarau (Mathematics), English (language), Ngā Toi (Arts) and Hangarau (Technology) – New Zealand Curricula of Mathematics, Language, Arts and Technology.



Course Code: AHO209
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Practicum in Early Years 2
Description:

Students examine and implement practices contributing to fulfilling the teacher’s professional responsibilities. Student teachers will observe, plan, implement and evaluate programmes for individuals and groups of children in accordance with appropriate guidelines. Critical reflective practice and principles of kaupapa Māori approaches to research will be used as the tools to drive an action research model.



Course Code: AHO210
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Practicum 2: Primary
Description:

Students use professional knowledge to plan for a safe, high-quality teaching and learning environment. Develops an understanding of processes and procedures needed to organise and manage a classroom at the beginning of the year.



Course Code: AHO215
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Rumakingia te Kākano - He Manu Tuhituhi
Description:

This course explores the understanding and implementation of documents pertaining to teaching and learning in Māori-medium settings.



Course Code: AHO303
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Umanga Mātauranga: Education of Students with Diverse Abilities
Description:

An exploration of the philosophy of inclusion and the provision of education for learners with diverse needs from both Māori and Western traditional and contemporary perspectives. The course aims to develop teacher competencies that will cater for a variety of educational needs in inclusive settings. From an inclusive perspective, course participants will examine theories and practices related to identification, assessment and programme planning for learners with diverse needs.



Course Code: AHO304
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Ngā Aria Wetewetehia i roto i te Rangahau Māori: Critical Theory in Māori Research
Description:

The exploration of the concept of critical theory and research and its relevance to education. Within this context, the course analyses critical theory and how this school of thought exposes power relations within cultures, the emancipating properties of critical theory, and the impact and implications critical theory and research have on whānau, hapū, and iwi. This course also explores historical and new methods of Māori research.



Course Code: AHO305
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Aromatawai me te Whakarite Mahere Ako: Assessment and Planning
Description:

The examination of principles and practices of early years assessment and evaluation, including planning for an integrated curriculum (birth to eight years old), managing a learning environment and planning for transitions across educational environments and contexts. Students will particularly focus on models of assessment, planning and evaluation that include whānau participation.



Course Code: AHO307
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Te Whakawhāriki i te Tikanga-ā-Iwi me ngā mahi Toi: Social Studies and Arts in the Early Years
Description:

Student teachers will develop an understanding of the principles of emergent curriculum design and development (or integrated approaches to curriculum development) and be knowledgeable about the skills and dispositions in lesson planning, strategies and resources for teaching social studies and art in the early years curriculum (birth to eight years of age).



Course Code: AHO308
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Curriculum 3: Primary
Description:

Student teachers will develop a critical understanding of curriculum design and development. Students will explore and analyse theories, concepts and techniques for quality delivery of Pāngarau (Maths), English, Ngā Toi (Arts), Tikanga-ā-Iwi (Social Studies) and Languages. A range of Māori cultural expressions, approaches and practices will also be explored to drive teaching and learning strategies.



Course Code: AHO309
Course Type: Major
Major TitleEarly Years
Course Title: Practicum 3: Itirearea
Description:

This course develops students who will be informed, reflective practitioners capable of critical inquiry into the social, political and cultural contexts of education. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the ethical and social implications of the teaching and learning process and acquiring knowledge of the politics of educational change with specific reference to Early Years teaching.



Course Code: AHO310
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePrimary
Course Title: Practicum 3: Primary
Description:

Develops positive relationships with learners and the members of learning communities. Consolidates teaching and professional competencies.