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Get a teaching degree in New Zealand

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We all remember one favourite teacher who may have made a difference in our lives. If you’d like to make a positive difference in people’s lives and have the satisfaction of reaching people’s hearts and minds, then teaching is the career for you. Gain a teaching degree from New Zealand now.


Bachelor of Teaching

Whether your interest is in early childhood education, primary or secondary school education, it’s important for you to decide which fields appeal to you the most. One of the best ways to get a sense of what age group you would like to teach is to spend time at a school or early childhood education centre. Call a local school and ask if you can sit in for a day. They’re used to requests like these and will welcome your presence.


Entry requirements

To study a teaching degree in New Zealand, you will need to meet certain academic entry requirements and be fluent in English. Find out about what the standards are, and where you can find teacher training providers.


English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency in the form of an IELTS examination score. Some universities require a minimum score of 7.0 in each band. Check with universities for their English language requirements.


What if you already have a degree?

If you’ve already got an undergraduate degree, you can take a year long Graduate Diploma programme in either primary or secondary teaching. You’ll graduate and enter the education sector with confidence, experience and drive to make the difference for the future’s next generation.


Conjoint professional teaching qualifications

Some universities like Victoria University, offers two conjoint professional teaching qualifications in secondary and primary teaching. The four-year qualification combines study in two teaching subjects with teacher training. This is an added advantage and broadens your career choice.


Want to change lives and shape young minds? Start your teaching career in New Zealand here.

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