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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

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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 31December 2022.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Education

Schedule A: Core courses

254.101 An Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies in Education 15 credits R 181.101, 187.101
254.231 Curriculum Theory, Policy and Practice 15 credits P Any 100-level Education course R 187.231
254.304 Critical Theories of Education 15 credits R 187.304, 278.363
256.201 Educational Psychology 15 credits R 186.230, 186.201
263.301 Learning and Motivation 15 credits P Any 200-level course from Education
263.331 Assessment and Learning 15 credits R 186.331
267.390 Educational Research Literacy 15 credits  
275.102 Human Development 15 credits R 208.102, 209.102

Schedule B: Majors

Early Years Education (90 credits)

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90 credits from

265.120 Principles of the Early Years Curriculum 15 credits  
265.289 Learning and Development in the Early Years 15 credits P 254.101, 265.120 or 275.102
265.293 Studies in Infants and Toddlers 15 credits P One of 254.101, 265.120 or 275.102
265.322 Perspectives in Early Years Education 15 credits  
265.344 Issues in Early Childhood Education 15 credits  
265.374 Leadership in Early Childhood 15 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 Education 15 credits  
249.285 Understanding Learners with Diverse Needs 15 credits  
249.334 Creating Inclusive Classrooms 15 credits  
249.382 Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners 15 credits  
249.384 Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Education 15 credits  
264.101 How People Learn 15 credits  

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (90 credits)

No new enrolments

75 credits from

172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand 15 credits  
172.233 Language Learning Processes 15 credits  
172.239 Language and Culture 15 credits R 172.132
257.370 Teaching Learners of English as Another Language 15 credits R 207.370
257.375 Learning English as Another Language 15 credits R 207.375

15 credits from

219.304 Cross-Cultural Communication 15 credits R 114.354
254.337 Teaching and Learning with Pasifika Peoples in NZ 15 credits  
254.377 Teaching and Learning Languages up to Year 10 15 credits R 207.377

Schedule C: Elective courses

172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand 15 credits  
172.233 Language Learning Processes 15 credits  
172.239 Language and Culture 15 credits R 172.132
249.284 Introduction to Equity and Inclusion in Education 15 credits  
249.285 Understanding Learners with Diverse Needs 15 credits  
249.287 Early Intervention 15 credits  
249.334 Creating Inclusive Classrooms 15 credits  
249.382 Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners 15 credits  
249.384 Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Education 15 credits  
253.250 Counselling Principles and Practice 15 credits R 209.250
253.255 Cultural Issues in Counselling 15 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 Practice 15 credits P Any 200-level course in Social Sciences or Business Studies R 208.353, 209.353
253.355 Professional Issues in Counselling 15 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 Contexts 15 credits  
254.103 Learning in the Digital Age 15 credits R 186.103
254.162 Introduction to Literacy and Numeracy 15 credits  
254.203 Sociologically Imagining Education 15 credits R 187.203
254.330 Philosophy for Children 15 credits R 134.330, 187.330
254.336 Learning in the Digital World 15 credits R 186.336
254.337 Teaching and Learning with Pasifika Peoples in NZ 15 credits  
254.377 Teaching and Learning Languages up to Year 10 15 credits R 207.377
257.370 Teaching Learners of English as Another Language 15 credits R 207.370
257.375 Learning English as Another Language 15 credits R 207.375
258.301 Language, Literacy and Cognitive Development 15 credits P Any 200-level course from Education
262.339 The Education of Gifted and Talented Students 15 credits P Any 200-level course from Education
264.101 How People Learn 15 credits  
265.120 Principles of the Early Years Curriculum 15 credits  
265.289 Learning and Development in the Early Years 15 credits P 254.101, 265.120 or 275.102
265.293 Studies in Infants and Toddlers 15 credits P One of 254.101, 265.120 or 275.102
265.322 Perspectives in Early Years Education 15 credits  
265.344 Issues in Early Childhood Education 15 credits  
269.232 Multicultural Education 15 credits  
269.274 The Treaty of Waitangi: Implications for Education 15 credits R 150.201
269.332 Māori Issues in Education 15 credits  
269.372 Understanding Migrant Cultures in Aotearoa/New Zealand 15 credits  
275.202 Development through Relationships 15 credits P 275.102 R 209.202
275.203 Development in Childhood 15 credits P 275.102
275.204 Adult Development 15 credits P 275.102
275.208 Development in Adolescence 15 credits P 275.102 R 208.308, 208.208, 209.308
275.304 Development of Gender 15 credits  
275.320 Risk and Resilience across the Lifespan 15 credits  
276.396 Mathematics in the Middle Years 15 credits R 211.396

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