Course details

Bachelor of Education Studies
Location Dunedin
Domestic tuition $5,601 per year
International tuition $13,926 per year
Course length 3 years
Completion rate N/A
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 83%
In further study 13%
Median earnings $48,144
Job prospects
Great job prospects:
Employed - 83%
Further study - 13%
Median earnings: $48,144 (3 years after graduating)
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Majors

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Studies
  • Te Pōkai Mātaurangao te Ao Rua (Primary Bicultural Education)

About the course

The Bachelor of Education Studies (BEdSt) is a three-year degree, which together with the Graduate Diploma in Education and Teaching (GradDipEdTchg) constitutes a four-year teaching programme. Students will focus on an area of specialisation in their third year of study, undertaking an internship to extend their academic and professional focus on subject and pedagogical content knowledge, understanding and skills, and to prepare them for leadership roles within teaching. BEdSt/GradDipEdTchg graduates will be eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration and entry into either early childhood or primary school level teaching at Q3+ salary status. As the first two years of the BEdSt parallel the three-year Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) degree, a student may elect to transfer to the BTchg at the end of their second year, and exit upon completion of a third year with a teaching qualification.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent.

About the provider

At Otago, you will have unprecedented opportunities. You will be taught by international experts in their fields; you will gain a world-class qualification, and you will be able to contribute to ground-breaking research. The student experience at Otago is exceptional. You will join a diverse population of well over 20,000 students from around New Zealand and more than 100 nations around the world. Importantly, you will have the opportunity to truly define yourself and choose your own direction in life. Tens of thousands of Otago graduates now live in all corners of the globe, many contributing to law, health, science, business and Government. Many of New Zealand's most renowned artists, novelists, poets and leaders also received their start at Otago.

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