TECP323-24YA (C) Full Year A 2024

Literacy and Mathematics for Primary School Teaching

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 29 January 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 25 February 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 September 2024


This course provides an introduction to teaching literacy and mathematics from year 0 to 8. There is a specific emphasis on teaching beginning literacy and number in mathematics. The course builds students own pedagogical content knowledge and the use of evidence-based pedagogical approaches in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion students will be able to:
1. Explain how to be responsive to the needs of all learners to achieve literacy and mathematics success
2. Describe a number of evidence-based approaches to teaching that support the learning of a diverse range of learners.
3. Identify the relationships between pedagogical content knowledge and how children learn mathematics and learn to be literate.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the developmental progressions of literacy and mathematics, and the implications for assessment and supporting development


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 15:00 - 18:00 Rehua 009 (12/2, 9/7)
Rehua 226 Te Moana nui a Kiwa (19/2-26/2, 18/3-25/3, 10/6)
F3 Lecture Theatre (11/3)
Rehua 103 Project Workshop (17/6, 29/10)
12 Feb - 3 Mar
11 Mar - 31 Mar
10 Jun - 23 Jun
01-P2 Tuesday 08:00 - 11:00 Rehua 009 (12/2, 9/7)
Rehua 103 Project Workshop (17/6, 29/10)
8 Jul - 14 Jul
28 Oct - 3 Nov
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 11:00 Rehua 009 (16/7-23/7, 22/10)
Rehua 005 (30/7, 5/11)
Rehua 102 (15/10)
15 Jul - 4 Aug
14 Oct - 27 Oct
4 Nov - 10 Nov

Timetable Note

Sessions will vary by week.   Check LEARN prior to the first week of classes for the teaching/topic schedule and session time.   Specific literacy and mathematics weeks and sessions will be provided on LEARN

Course Coordinator

Shweta Sharma


Alison Arrow , Briarne Oldham and David Pomeroy


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Mathematics 28 Mar 2024 50%
Literacy 18 Oct 2024 50%

Students must pass all assessment requirements to obtain a final passing grade for this course.  Final grades will be determined at an examiners meeting and reported using the UC common grading system.

Attendance and Engagement Requirements (Campus students)
Full attendance and participation in campus intensive programmes, Tiriti o Waitangi workshops, and noho marae are compulsory requirements of the programme.

Students are required to attend all scheduled course workshops and lectures. Students are also required to actively engage with course content including readings, online modules and related activities, and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator, in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course.

Students are expected to notify lecturers in writing (e.g. email message) prior to their absence, with an explanation. For extended absences (3 or more days), students should apply to the course coordinator. Extended absences must be accompanied by supporting evidence, e.g. medical certificate. Alternative tasks that demonstrate engagement with course content missed due to absences must be completed to a satisfactory standard if provided.

Attendance issues and/or lack of engagement with course content and activities may impact your ability to pass the course and/or complete the 'Teaching Professional Practice' associated with this course.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

All TECP323 Occurrences

  • TECP323-24YA (C) Full Year A 2024
  • TECP323-24YA (D) Full Year A 2024 (Distance)