TECP423-23YA (D) Full Year A 2023 (Distance)

Literacy and Mathematics for Primary School Teaching

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 30 January 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 26 February 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 3 September 2023


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.

*Please note this course is only available to initial teacher education students. To enrol in this course you need to be accepted and enrolled in one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion students will be able to:
1. Modify instruction to be responsive to the needs of all learners to achieve literacy and mathematics success
2. Select and justify the use of 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 a critical understanding of developmental progressions in literacy and mathematics, and the implications for assessment and supporting development.


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

David Pomeroy


Alison Arrow and Shweta Sharma


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Mathematics 30 Mar 2023 50%
Literacy 18 Oct 2023 50%

Textbooks / Resources

All readings will be available on LEARN

Additional Course Outline Information


Students are expected to attend all scheduled course sessions, actively engage with course content and actively participate in course activities, such as oral, Zoom sessions, Adobe connect sessions and any other requirements specified by the course coordinator, in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course.

Full attendance and participation in Treaty of Waitangi workshops is a compulsory course requirements.

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.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $995.00

* 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 TECP423 Occurrences

  • TECP423-23X (C) General non-calendar-based 2023
  • TECP423-23YA (D) Full Year A 2023 (Distance)