Teacher education start dates - 2020

The information on this page is intended for first year students. All other students will find their start dates at Timetables, orientation and course groups.

Information about Mihi whakatau and any course updates can also be found at Timetables, orientation and course groups.

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning - Early Childhood

  • Your programme begins on Monday 10 February 2020 at 8.30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, 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 attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day.
  • On your first day, Monday 10 February, meet at Northern Arts Lecture Theatre at 8.30am to register and collect your name badge 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 College website.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time
  • Your programme begins on Monday 10 February 2020 at 8.30am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive (OSI) Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. All BTchLn Distance students have a compulsory Treaty of Waitangi workshop. For the remainder of the OSI you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 10 Februarymeet at Northern Arts Lecture Theatre at 8.30am to register and collect your name badge 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 College 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.

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning - Primary

  • Your programme begins on Monday 10 February 2020 at 8.30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, 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 attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day.
  • On your first day, Monday 10 Februarymeet at Northern Arts Lecture Theatre at 8.30am to register and collect your name badge 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 College website.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time
  • Your programme begins on Monday 10 February 2020 at 8.30am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive (OSI) Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. All BTchLn Distance students have a compulsory Treaty of Waitangi workshop. For the remainder of the OSI you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 10 Februarymeet at Northern Arts Lecture Theatre at 8.30am to register and collect your name badge 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 College 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 on Monday 10 February 2020, with a compulsory four-day Orientation to the University of Canterbury, its College of Education, Health and Human Development and the Nelson programme. This includes an introduction to teaching and tertiary study and course work. For this period, your days will begin at 9:00 am and finish at 2:30 pm.
  • On your first day, Monday 10 February, please assemble along with your fellow students at FM Block, 145 Collingwood St at 10 am. 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 the College website.
  • 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.

Rotorua and 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.

  • Year One students Mokoia Intermediate have invited you to a school Pōhiri on Monday 28 January at 10am. Further details will be emailed to you by des.breeze@canterbury.ac.nz in mid-January.
  • Your programme begins with a compulsory three-day Orientation on Monday 10 February, Tuesday 11 February and Wednesday 12 February 2020. This includes an orientation to the University of Canterbury, its College of Education, Health and Human Development and the Rotorua programme as well as an introduction to tertiary study.
  • On your first day, Monday 10 February, please meet at 9:00 am in Te Korowai Whakaora room, Mokoia Intermediate Rotorua. During the three-day Orientation, please expect to be at the UC Rotorua Centre from 9am to 3pm each day. 
  • By mid-January, you will receive a letter from the Year One Coordinator Des Breeze with more detailed information about your orientation programme.

Rotorua and 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 Rotorua Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Hapori

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning - Early Childhood

  • Your programme of study starts on Monday 27 January 2020. If you are fully enrolled you will be able to start accessing online resources via our Learn (Moodle) page from this date.
  • From Monday 27 January until Wednesday 5 February you will be required to attend a compulsory On-site Intensive (OSI) programme and Orientation in Christchurch. This will provide opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, develop study skills and learn about the qualification, the College and UC. The OSI includes a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae). Travel and accommodation costs associated with on-site intensives are not included in your course fees.
  • On your first day, Monday 27 January, on campus at 8.30 am to register and collect your name badge 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 College website.
  • With the exception of the Noho Marae, for the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 
  • The compulsory GradDipTchLn(EarlyChildhood) orientation is an important introduction to UC's College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. You will meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will, in the orientation period, begin some of your courses.
  • International students must attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development, International Orientation on Thursday 23 January 2020. Meet in the foyer of the Rehua Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development, Office). The Rehua Building is on the Ilam campus, corner of Forestry Rd and Arts Rd. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person. Further information will be emailed to you soon.
  • Your programme of study starts on Monday 27 January 2020. If you are fully enrolled you will be able to start accessing online resources via our Learn (Moodle) page from this date.
  • From Monday 27 January, you will be required to attend a compulsory Orientation. This will provide opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, develop study skills and learn about the qualification, the College and UC. The OSI includes a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae). Travel and accommodation costs associated with on-site intensives are not included in your course fees.
  • On your first day, Monday 27 January, meet on campus at 8.30 am to register and collect your name badge 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 College website.
  • With the exception of the Noho Marae, for the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 
  • The compulsory orientation is an important introduction to UC's College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. You will meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will, in the orientation period, begin some of your courses.
  • International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 27 January 2020, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. You will also meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the week, you will be expected to attend between the hours of 8.30am to about 4.30pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae. During your first day on campus you will meet with the Programme Coordinator to confirm your OSI programme.
  • On your first day, Monday 27 Januarymeet on campus to 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 College website.
  • 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.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning - Primary

  • Your programme begins on Monday 3 February 2020 at 8:15am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive programme (OSI), finishing by 3pm on Friday 14 February. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the two-week OSI, you will be expected to attend between 8.30am and about 4.30pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae (Thursday 6 February) and on your final day, which finishes by 3pm. During your first day on campus you will meet the Programme Coordinator to confirm your OSI programme.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend UC's other orientation activities in their free time.
  • On your first day, Monday 3 February, on campus at 8am to register and collect your name badge 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 College website.
  • 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 on Monday 10 February 2020 at 8am, with a compulsory one-week Orientation, finishing by 4pm on Friday 14 February. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. You will also meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the week, you will be expected to attend between the hours of 8.30am to about 4.30pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae (Wednesday 12 - Thursday 13 February). During your first day on campus you will meet with the Programme Coordinator to confirm your OSI programme.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.
  • On your first day, Monday 10 Februarymeet on campus at 8am to 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 College website.
  • 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.
  • International students must attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development, International Orientation on Wednesday 5 February 2020. Meet in the foyer of the Rehua Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development, Office) at 9.45am. The Rehua Builing is on the Ilam campus, corner of Forestry Rd and Arts Rd. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 10 February 2020, with a compulsory one-week Orientation, finishing by 4pm on Friday 14 February. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. You will also meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the week, you will be expected to attend between the hours of 8.30am to about 4.30pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae. During your first day on campus you will meet with the Programme Coordinator to confirm your OSI programme.
  • On your first day, Monday 10 Februarymeet on campus at 8am to register and collect your name badge 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 College website.
  • The compulsory GradDipTchLn orientation is an important introduction to the College of Education, Health and Human Development, and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will also start some of your courses during the orientation period.
  • In addition to the compulsory GradDipTchLn orientation, International students are also invited to attend a UC-wide international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning - Secondary

  • Your programme begins on Monday 27 January 2020, with a compulsory one-week Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. If you are fully enrolled you will be able to start accessing online resources via our Learn (Moodle) page from this date.
  • On your first day, Monday 27 January, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am and about 4pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • Part-time students will meet the Programme Coordinator to confirm their Orientation during their first day on campus. They need to attend all their scheduled classes, but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.  
  • Lectures begin on Monday 3 February.
  • International students must attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development, International Orientation on Thursday 23 January 2020 meet in the foyer of the Rehua Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development, Office). The Rehua Building is on the Ilam campus, corner of Forestry Rd and Arts Rd. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person. Further information will be emailed to you soon.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 27 January 2020, with a compulsory one-week Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff. If you are fully enrolled you will be able to start accessing online resources via our Learn (Moodle) page from this date.
  • On your first day, Monday 27 January, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30am to prepare for a 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 College website.
  • For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am and about 4pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • Part-time students will meet the Programme Coordinator to confirm their Orientation during their first day on campus. They need to attend all their scheduled classes, but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.  
  • Lectures begin on Monday 3 February.
  • The compulsory GradDipTchLn(Secondary) orientation is an important introduction to the College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will also start some of your courses during the orientation period.
  • In addition to the compulsory GradDipTchLn(Secondary) orientation, International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

Master of Teaching and Learning

  • Your programme starts on Monday 13 January 2020 with an orientation and the start of the first course, EDMT601. This four-week intensive introductory course includes a Treaty of Waitangi workshop, a community-based learning experience, and a noho marae (an overnight stay at a marae; expected to occur during the third week). During this four-week period, there will also be activities to support your te reo Māori language learning.
  • On your first day, Monday 13 January, you need to meet on campus to prepare for a Mihi whakatau a formal welcome ceremony) The Rehua Building is on the Ilam campus, corner of Forestry Rd and Arts Rd. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person. Further information will be emailed to you soon. A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the duration of this course, your days will begin at 9am and finish by 5pm (apart from the days on which the noho marae and the community-based experience take place). Most days will include time for collaborative or independent learning around course material and content.

For further course group information

See our Timetables, orientation and course group webpages