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Undergraduate subject

Teacher Education

30 November 2023

UC offers various pathways into the teaching profession.



Teacher Education


Teaching is a varied and rewarding career for people who are energetic, creative, and committed to making a difference for children and young people.

Develop your own teaching style with studies in education and learning theories, classroom placements, interactive workshops, and mentoring from practising teachers in Aotearoa.

Teacher Education Undergraduate

Teacher Education

What will my study involve?

  • Qualify to be an Early Childhood, Primary, or Secondary school teacher.
  • Learn the Aotearoa school curriculum, te ao Māori, and how to engage kids and young people with their academic, social, and emotional needs.
  • Flexible study options for some programmes, including on-campus, distance, blended study, and part-time.
  • School placements and community engagement projects will prepare you for the classroom.

Teacher Education

Career opportunities

Your classroom skills planning lessons, coordinating tasks, and communicating ideas will prepare you to develop lifelong learning in young people. You will also suit other areas such as politics, business, and community engagement where working with diverse groups and motivating others is especially useful.

Career pathways could include:

  • early childhood, primary, or secondary teacher
  • policy and advocacy
  • youth work and counselling
  • educational publisher.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

Whakatairanga Ākonga

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International Prospectus 2024/2025

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