Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) (BTchLn(Primary) - 360 points)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version

These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.

2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Education and Health Sciences may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) a student must:
(a)
be credited with a minimum of 360 points towards the qualification; and
(b)
be credited with the courses listed in the Schedule to these regulations.
4.
Admission to the qualification
To be admitted to the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) a student must:
(a)
satisfy the Admission Regulations for admission to the University; and
(b)
satisfy additional literacy competency of either:
i.
English as a first language; or
ii.
IELTS (Academic) 7.0, with no individual score below 7.0; or
iii.
at least two years of successful study in a New Zealand secondary school, with at least ten Level 2 NCEA credits in Literacy (five reading and five writing);
(c)
have met the requirements stipulated in the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 prior to gaining entry into the programme; and
(d)
been approved as a student by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences, on the recommendation of a Selection Committee, which will include an interview.
5.
Subjects

There are no majors, minors or endorsements for this qualification.

6.
Time limits
(a)
The time limit for this qualification is 6 years.
(b)
If a student has not been enrolled for a period of more than 18 months, the student will require permission from the Dean of Education and Health Sciences to re-enrol in the qualification. This will include appropriate checks in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations with no additional stipulations.

8.
Progression
This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University with the following stipulations:
(a)
Should a student fail any professional practice course, they may only re-enrol in that course with permission from the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.
(b)
Professional Practice courses may only be attempted twice.
9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

Honours, Distinction and Merit are not awarded for this qualification.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications

There are no advancing or exit qualifications for this degree.

11.
Disclosure of charges and convictions

A student in the Degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) is required to inform the Dean of Education and Health Sciences within three working days if they are charged or convicted of an offence while participating in the programme and of any other incidents or matters that may compromise their fitness to teach.

Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Compulsory courses

Year 1

(a)
TECM 101 Te Reo me ngā Āhuatanga Māori 1
(b)
TECP 112 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy
(c)
TECP 113 The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum
(d)
TECP 122 Introduction to Mathematics Education
(e)
TEDU 110 Child and Adolescent Development and Health
(f)
TEDU 111 Social and Cultural Studies: An Introduction
(g)
TEPI 101 The Profession of Teaching 1
(h)
TEPP 102 The Profession of Teaching: Understanding Learning

Year 2

(a)
TECM 201 Te Reo me ngā Āhuatanga Māori 2
(b)
TECP 202 Language, Social and Cultural Studies
(c)
TECP 212 Effective Classroom Practices in Literacy and Mathematics
(d)
TECP 222 Health and Physical Education Curriculum
(e)
TEDU 201 Teaching, Learning and Assessment
(f)
TEPI 230 Informing Teaching and Learning through Community Engagement
(g)
TEPI 222 Professional Inquiry: Designing for Learning
(h)
TEPP 221 Professional Practice 4

Year 3

(a)
TECP 223 Science and Technology Education: Nature and Practice
(b)
TECP 313 Literacy and Mathematics Education for All
(c)
TEDU 301 Inclusive and Special Education
(d)
TEPI 320 Professional Inquiry and Te Reo me ngā Āhautanga Māori 3A
(e)
TEPI 321 Professional Inquiry and Te Reo me ngā Āhautanga Māori 3B
(f)
TEPP 320 Professional Practice 5
(g)
TEPP 321 Professional Practice 6

Optional courses

At least one of:
  • TECP 315 Language, Culture and Identity: Enhancing Educational Experiences and Outcomes for Diverse Learners
  • TECP 316 Te Ao Māori/Mātauranga Māori: Teaching and Learning from Māori Worldviews
  • TECP 317 Digital Technologies and e-Learning for Transformative Education
  • TECP 318 Research and Inquiry in Action
  • TECP 319 Sustainability and Social Justice
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