The Profession of Teaching

15 points



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.