TEPI101-23YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2023 (Distance)

The Profession of Teaching

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 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, 28 May 2023


This course is a 100 level, compulsory, foundation course for the BTchLn (Early Childhood) and BTchLn (Primary). The course is an introduction to what it means to be a teacher in early childhood and primary contexts in New Zealand. It provides student teachers with knowledge of the major threads, conceptual framework and foundation documents that are fundamental to the BTchLn initial teacher education qualification. The course includes a two-day Treaty of Waitangi workshop and a two-week professional practice placement in an early childhood centre or primary school.

*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 of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Reflect on and explain the implications of upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi in educational settings
2. Identify their personal values, beliefs and attitudes and discuss how these may impact on their emerging identity as a teacher
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the personal dispositions and professional responsibilities required to be a member of the teaching profession in Aotearoa New Zealand
4. Demonstrate an ability to gather and analyse data in a professional practice setting, in order to make sense of the learning context.

Timetable Note

Early Childhood


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chris Astall


Benita Rarere-Briggs and Desmond Breeze


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Emerging Teacher Identity 50% Reflection
Becoming a Teacher 50% Becoming a Teacher
Required Tasks Required Task 1: Learning on Practice: Pass / Fail Required Task 2: Attending two day Treaty of Waitangi Course: Pass / Fail

Textbooks / Resources

New Zealand;Te Whariki : he whariki matauranga mo nga mokopuna o Aotearoa : early childhood curriculum;Learning Media, 1996 (available online).
New Zealand;The New Zealand curriculum;Learning Media for the Ministry of Education, 2007
(available online)

Education Council Matatū Aotearoa. (2017). Our Code Our Standards. Code of professional responsibilities and standards for the teaching profession. Ngā tikanga matatika ngā paerewa. Wellington, New Zealand: Author. (available online)

Education Council Matatū Aotearoa/Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga Ministry of Education. (2011). Tātaiako. Cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners. Wellington, New Zealand: Author. (available online)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* 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 TEPI101 Occurrences

  • TEPI101-23A (D) Any Time Start 2023 (Distance)
  • TEPI101-23YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2023 (Distance)