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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Education
BEd

No new enrolments

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Education shall:

(a) hold a New Zealand Diploma or Higher Diploma of Teaching, or approved equivalent; or

(b) have completed at least two full-time years of approved relevant experience in an educational context, or approved equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Bachelor of Education shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 360 credits, comprising:

(a) not more than 150 credits at 100 level;

(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

and including:

(c) the core courses listed in Schedule A for the qualification;

(d) the remaining courses from Schedules B and C for the qualification;

(e) up to 75 credits from schedules for other qualifications offered by the University, with the approval of the College PVC or nominee.

3. Candidates who hold previous qualifications in teaching and/or education may have them assessed for credit to the Bachelor of Education. Such candidates shall follow an approved programme of study consisting of at least 120 credits, including the requirements of at least one major.

Specialisations

4. The Bachelor of Education may be completed with or without specialisation.

5. Candidates must complete the requirements of a major by passing at least 90 credits in one majoring subject, including:

(a) at least 15 credits at 100 level;

(b) at least 30 credits at 200 level;

(c) at least 45 credits at 300 level.

6. The requirements for each major are set out in Schedule B of the Qualification.

7. Candidates may complete a double major by meeting all of the requirements of both majors.

8. Candidates may include a minor in the Bachelor of Education by passing at least 60 credits for one of majors listed in Schedule B, including:

(a) no more than 15 credits at 100 level;

(b) at least 15 credits at 300 level.

9. No course may be credited to both a major and a minor.

10. Minors may be included from any undergraduate degree within the University for which recognised minors are specified. Where the minor is from another undergraduate degree the regulations of that programme for the minor will apply.

Completion Requirements

11. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

Transitional Provisions

12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards the Bachelor of Education Degree prior to 1 January 2018 may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed from an Education endorsement for a course at the same level, including core courses. These transition arrangements expire on 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Education

Schedule A: Core courses

254.101 An Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies in Education15 credits
R 181.101, 187.101

254.231 Curriculum Theory, Policy and Practice15 credits
P Any 100-level Education course R 187.231

254.304 Critical Theories of Education15 credits
R 187.304, 278.363

256.201 Educational Psychology15 credits
R 186.230, 186.201

263.301 Learning and Motivation15 credits
P Any 200-level course from Education

263.331 Assessment and Learning15 credits
R 186.331

267.390 Educational Research Literacy15 credits

275.102 Human Development15 credits
R 208.102, 209.102

Schedule B: Majors

Early Years Education (90 credits)

No new enrolments

90 credits from

265.120 Principles of the Early Years Curriculum15 credits

265.289 Learning and Development in the Early Years15 credits
P 254.101, 265.120 or 275.102

265.293 Studies in Infants and Toddlers15 credits
P One of 254.101, 265.120 or 275.102

265.322 Perspectives in Early Years Education15 credits

265.344 Issues in Early Childhood Education15 credits

265.374 Leadership in Early Childhood15 credits
P Any 200-level course from Education

Inclusive Education (90 credits)

No new enrolments

90 credits from

249.284 Introduction to Equity and Inclusion in Education15 credits

249.285 Understanding Learners with Diverse Needs15 credits

249.334 Creating Inclusive Classrooms15 credits

249.382 Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners15 credits

249.384 Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Education15 credits

264.101 How People Learn15 credits

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (90 credits)

No new enrolments

75 credits from

172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand15 credits

172.233 Language Learning Processes15 credits

172.239 Language and Culture15 credits
R 172.132

257.370 Teaching Learners of English as Another Language15 credits
R 207.370

257.375 Learning English as Another Language15 credits
R 207.375

15 credits from

219.304 Cross-Cultural Communication15 credits
R 114.354

254.337 Teaching and Learning with Pasifika Peoples in NZ15 credits

254.377 Teaching and Learning Languages up to Year 1015 credits
R 207.377

Schedule C: Elective courses

172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand15 credits

172.233 Language Learning Processes15 credits

172.239 Language and Culture15 credits
R 172.132

249.284 Introduction to Equity and Inclusion in Education15 credits

249.285 Understanding Learners with Diverse Needs15 credits

249.287 Early Intervention15 credits

249.334 Creating Inclusive Classrooms15 credits

249.382 Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners15 credits

249.384 Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Education15 credits

253.250 Counselling Principles and Practice15 credits
R 209.250

253.255 Cultural Issues in Counselling15 credits
P Any 100-level course in Education, Social Sciences or Business Studies. R 85.235 (1995-1997), 87.255, 187.255, 209.255

253.353 Guidance Principles and Practice15 credits
P Any 200-level course in Social Sciences or Business Studies R 208.353, 209.353

253.355 Professional Issues in Counselling15 credits
P One of 209.250, 209.255, 253.250 or 253.255 R 209.355

254.102 Introduction to Professional and Ethical Practice in Different Learning Contexts15 credits

254.103 Learning in the Digital Age15 credits
R 186.103

254.162 Introduction to Literacy and Numeracy15 credits

254.203 Sociologically Imagining Education15 credits
R 187.203

254.330 Philosophy for Children15 credits
R 134.330, 187.330

254.336 Learning in the Digital World15 credits
R 186.336

254.337 Teaching and Learning with Pasifika Peoples in NZ15 credits

254.377 Teaching and Learning Languages up to Year 1015 credits
R 207.377

257.370 Teaching Learners of English as Another Language15 credits
R 207.370

257.375 Learning English as Another Language15 credits
R 207.375

258.301 Language, Literacy and Cognitive Development15 credits
P Any 200-level course from Education

262.339 The Education of Gifted and Talented Students15 credits
P Any 200-level course from Education

264.101 How People Learn15 credits

265.120 Principles of the Early Years Curriculum15 credits

265.289 Learning and Development in the Early Years15 credits
P 254.101, 265.120 or 275.102

265.293 Studies in Infants and Toddlers15 credits
P One of 254.101, 265.120 or 275.102

265.322 Perspectives in Early Years Education15 credits

265.344 Issues in Early Childhood Education15 credits

269.232 Multicultural Education15 credits

269.274 The Treaty of Waitangi: Implications for Education15 credits
R 150.201

269.332 Māori Issues in Education15 credits

269.372 Understanding Migrant Cultures in Aotearoa/New Zealand15 credits

275.202 Development through Relationships15 credits
P 275.102 R 209.202

275.203 Development in Childhood15 credits
P 275.102

275.204 Adult Development15 credits
P 275.102

275.208 Development in Adolescence15 credits
P 275.102 R 208.308, 208.208, 209.308

275.304 Development of Gender15 credits

275.320 Risk and Resilience across the Lifespan15 credits

276.396 Mathematics in the Middle Years15 credits
R 211.396

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