Bachelor of Teaching and Learning - Primary (BTchLn Primary)

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This page is for students who are in the process of enrolling, or who are currently applied. If you have not yet enrolled please visit Primary Teacher Education

  • Your programme begins on Monday 14 February, with a compulsory Orientation (for on-campus students see BTchLn Year 1 Orientation Timetable (Campus students)) or On-site Intensive (OSI) (for distance students see BTchLn Year 1 OSI Timetable (Distance students)). This includes an introduction to UC and the Faculty of Education, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. You will be expected to be available to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day.  Your online timetable will provide confirmed times required for attendance.
  • On your first day, Monday 14 February, meet on Ilam campus at 10am Rehua building, to register before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the our website.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.
  • Your programme begins Monday 14 February 9:30am, with a compulsory four-day Orientation to the University of Canterbury, our Faculty of Education and the Nelson programme. This includes an introduction to teaching and tertiary study and course work. Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 February your days will begin at 9:10 am.
  • On your first day, Monday 14 February, please assemble along with your fellow students at FM Block, 145 Collingwood St at 9:30am. The orientation programme will include a Mihi whakatau (welcome ceremony) to the Nelson Centre. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on our website. Your first day finishes at 2:30 pm.
  • In early February, you will receive a letter from the Nelson Coordinator with more detailed information about your orientation programme, and the structure of your weekly programme throughout the year.

    Nelson:
     Selected courses in years 1, 2 & 3 will have face-to-face workshops with UC lecturers at a time to suit the regional timetables.

    Find out more about the Nelson Centre.
  • Please note, there is no formal campus in Rotorua and as such, we will be in touch with eligible students to confirm they wish to be involved in this group.
  • The Year 1 programme begins with a compulsory two-day Orientationon 10 & 11 February 2022. This includes an orientation to the University of Canterbury, its Faculty of Education and the Rotorua programme as well as an introduction to tertiary study.
  • During the two-day orientation, please expect to be available from 9am to 3pm each day. 
  • By mid-January, you will receive a letter from your kaihautū Des Breeze with more detailed information about your orientation programme.
  • Find out more about the Rotorua Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Hapori

2022 Year One start dates and orientation

  • Your programme begins on Monday 14 February, with a compulsory Orientation (for on-campus students see BTchLn Year 1 Orientation Timetable (Campus students)) or On-site Intensive (OSI) (for distance students see BTchLn Year 1 OSI Timetable (Distance students)). This includes an introduction to UC and the Faculty of Education, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. You will be expected to be available to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day.  Your online timetable will provide confirmed times required for attendance.
  • On your first day, Monday 14 February, meet on Ilam campus at 10am Rehua building, to register before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the our website.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.
  • Your programme begins Monday 14 February 9:30am, with a compulsory four-day Orientation to the University of Canterbury, our Faculty of Education and the Nelson programme. This includes an introduction to teaching and tertiary study and course work. Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 February your days will begin at 9:10 am.
  • On your first day, Monday 14 February, please assemble along with your fellow students at FM Block, 145 Collingwood St at 9:30am. The orientation programme will include a Mihi whakatau (welcome ceremony) to the Nelson Centre. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on our website. Your first day finishes at 2:30 pm.
  • In early February, you will receive a letter from the Nelson Coordinator with more detailed information about your orientation programme, and the structure of your weekly programme throughout the year.

    Nelson:
     Selected courses in years 1, 2 & 3 will have face-to-face workshops with UC lecturers at a time to suit the regional timetables.

    Find out more about the Nelson Centre.
  • Please note, there is no formal campus in Rotorua and as such, we will be in touch with eligible students to confirm they wish to be involved in this group.
  • The Year 1 programme begins with a compulsory two-day Orientationon 10 & 11 February 2022. This includes an orientation to the University of Canterbury, its Faculty of Education and the Rotorua programme as well as an introduction to tertiary study.
  • During the two-day orientation, please expect to be available from 9am to 3pm each day. 
  • By mid-January, you will receive a letter from your kaihautū Des Breeze with more detailed information about your orientation programme.
  • Find out more about the Rotorua Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Hapori

Course information

Find your course groups here. Your link will give you all the course occurrences you need to complete your enrolment in myUC.

If you are in Year 3 then you must add one 300-level option to your course enrolment. See below for the list of courses.

Year 3 students must choose and enrol in one of the following courses (TECP 315TECP 316TECP 317TECP 318 or TECP 319).  These must be completed as part of the programme and are available to BTchLn Primary students who have met pre-requisite requirements. The courses have been designed to enable students to integrate and consolidate the knowledge and understandings they have gained from their programme of study, and to extend their professional knowledge and skills.

The decision on which course to select is an important one. Some students may select an optional course based on a desire to demonstrate their distinctiveness or evidence a ‘point of difference’. Others may base their decision on a desire to pursue an interest area. Either way students can be assured that they are enrolling in a course which is linked to contemporary educational issues and practices.

The links below will give you an indication of the content and learning outcomes of the option courses. Some staffing is still being finalised, however it is intended that by early 2017 this information will be confirmed.

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

Pre-requisites

Students must have completed a minimum of 90 points from the Year 2 BTchLn (Primary) Schedule including both Year 2 Professional Practice and Professional Inquiry courses. RP: Subject to approval of the Head of School.

** TECP316 has an additional pre-requisite of TECM101 and a compulsory Noho Marae.

If you are a Year 2 or 3 student who is repeating a course, and you have already successfully completed some assessment components for that course, you are eligible to apply for an 'Application for partial exemption from assessment in a course’. 

If approved, you will be exempt from completing the assessment component(s) you have already passed. You would still need to enrol in and pay for the full course.  Until a decision is made students must continue with the course as if all assessment components still need to be completed. If you need further advice contact a Student Advisor.

We strongly advise you to apply as early as possible as places in this programme are limited and in high demand.

Help with enrolment

If you have any queries or a non-standard enrolment, please make an appointment with a Student Advisor before you enrol, or email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz. Returning students can enrol on myUC or by calling the Contact Centre.

2022 Timetables and key dates

  • If you are already enrolled, either as a campus or distance student, you can log into My Timetable for timetables (including OSI), live information and room numbers.
  • If you are not enrolled yet but want to see what happens at an On-site Intensive, check the links in the Key Dates below.
Semester 1Monday 14 February – Thursday 23 June

OSI (distance students) and orientation (on-campus students)

BTchLn Year 1 Orientation Timetable (Campus students)

BTchLn Year 1 OSI Timetable (Distance students)

Monday 14 February – see timetable for finish date 
(Please see your online timetable for exact dates and times)

Classes/lectures start

Monday 28 February

Good Friday Friday April 15 
Easter Monday Monday April 18
Easter Tuesday (University holiday) Tuesday April 19
Term Break (includes Anzac Day) Monday 18 April – Friday 29 April
Queen’s Birthday (public holiday) Monday 6 June
Practicum Block 1 Tuesday 7 June – Friday 17 June
Semester 1 classes/lectures finish Thursday 23 June
Matariki Day (public holiday) Friday 24 June
Mid Semester Break  Monday 27 June – Friday 15 July
Semester 2Monday 18 July – Friday 18 November
Classes/lectures start Monday 18 July

On-site Intensive Block 2 (Distance students only‌)

BTchLn Primary MidYear OSI timetable

Monday 25 July – Friday 29 July

Classes/lectures finish

Friday 30 September
Term break Monday 3 October – Friday 14 October
Practicum Block 2 Monday 17 October – Thursday 10 November
Labour Day (public holiday) Monday 24 October
Canterbury Anniversary Day (public holiday for Canterbury) Friday 11 November
Programme finishes Friday 18 November
Semester 1Monday 14 February – Thursday 23 June

On-Campus students: 

  • Classes/lectures start date

 

 

  • Monday 21 February
    (Please see your online timetable for exact dates and times) 

Distance students: 

  • On-site Intensive Block 3 (includes Noho Marae)

 BTchLn Year 2 OSI Timetable (Distance students)

  • Classes/lectures start date

 

  • Week of Tuesday 15 February – Friday 18 February
    (Please see your online timetable for exact dates and times)
     
  • Monday 21 February
Good Friday Friday 15 April
Easter Monday Monday 18 April
Easter Tuesday (University holiday) Tuesday 19 April
Practicum Block Monday 4 April - Friday 13 May
Term Break (includes Anzac Day) Monday 18 April – Friday 29 April
Queen’s Birthday (public holiday) Monday 6 June
Semester 1 classes/Lectures finish Thursday 23 June
Matariki Day (public holiday) Friday 24 June
 Mid Semester BreakMonday 27 June – Friday 15 July
Semester 2Monday 18 July – Thursday 10 November
Classes/lectures start Monday 18 July

On-site Intensive Block 4 (Distance students only)

Monday 25 July – Friday 29 July
(Please see your online timetable for exact dates and times)
Practicum Block Monday 29 August – Friday 30 September
Term break Monday 3 October – Friday 14 October
Labour Day (public holiday) Monday 24 October
Canterbury Anniversary Day (public holiday for Canterbury) Friday 11 November
Programme finishes Thursday 10 November
Semester 1Monday 14 February – Thursday 23 June
Start date Monday 14 February 

Classes/lectures start

Monday 14 February

On-site Intensive Block 5 (Distance students only)

BTchLn Primary Year 3 OSI Timetable (Distance students)

Monday 21 February – Friday 25 February
(Please see your online timetable for exact dates and times)

Practicum Block  Monday 7 March – Thursday 14 April
Good Friday Friday 15 April
Easter Monday Monday 18 April
Easter Tuesday (University holiday) Tuesday 19 April
Term Break  (includes Anzac Day) Monday 18 April – Friday 29 April
Queen’s Birthday Monday 6 June
Semester 1 classes/lectures finish Thursday 23 June
Matariki Day (public holiday) Friday 24 June
Mid Semester Break Monday 24 June – Friday 15 July 
Semester 2Monday 18 July – Friday 10 November

Onsite Intensive Block 6  (Distance students only)

Monday 18 July – Friday 22 July
Practicum Block  Monday 25 July – Friday 26 August
Classes/lectures start Monday 29 August
Term break Monday 3 October – Friday 14 October
Labour Day (public holiday) Monday 24 October
Canterbury Anniversary Day (public holiday for Canterbury) Friday 11 November
Programme finishes Thursday 10 November

Need more information or advice?

See our student advice page