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Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) Eastern Institute of Technology

New Zealand



Course info


With this degree you’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of New Zealand’s school curriculum and the skills required to manage students in a range of socially diverse settings, while adhering to the policies and procedures of the education system. This degree is practice-based – you’ll find yourself working alongside experienced teachers in local primary and intermediate schools for two days a week as part of the programme. For the other two days you’ll be on campus developing professional knowledge associated with subjects such as language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, art, technology, health and physical education.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Graduating with a degree in primary school teaching paves the way to a challenging and rewarding future educating young minds. You’ll lead, facilitate and support children in their first eight years of formal learning, in preparation for secondary school and a lifetime of learning.


The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) offers Candidate Teachers the opportunity to gain a professional qualification as a Primary Teacher, Years 0 – 8 (ages 5 – 13). This is a practice-based teacher education programme, which provides a balance between theory, research and practice. Learning is supported through a combination of face to face, online and self-directed activity, while the practice-based component enables Candidate Teachers to apply their campus learning to practice in classrooms. This qualification prepares Candidate Teachers for further post-graduate study should they choose to do so.

Candidate Teachers attend EIT two days a week and a designated Primary school two days a week.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Teaching (Primary).

Online/Distance with attendence (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$22,600.00 (10,13,002) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Hawke’s Bay Campus

501 Gloucester Street,



4112, New Zealand

Online/Distance with attendence (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$22,600.00 (10,13,002) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Gisborne Campus

290 Palmerston Road,



4010, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

  • Has attained a University Entrance (UE) qualification and is over the age of 18 years at the beginning of the programme’s academic year
  • In support of their application, applicants must supply in a CV a detailed account of their educational background, evidence of experience with primary school aged children, and an openness to learning; this must be supported by references or attestations from persons who have observed the applicant working with primary aged children and can comment on their potential for tertiary study, and suitability for teaching.
  • Be free from criminal convictions which would preclude them from working with children.
  • Provide evidence of the personal and professional qualities appropriate for undertaking a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) by furnishing two references from persons who are not related to the applicant, using prescribed Referee Forms
  • Submit a Police Clearance Certificate

English Language Requirements

Students are required to have attained an acceptable level of English language fluency. This must be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 7.0 (academic) in all bands. A skype interview and references will also be required.

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