Our Secondary teaching programme has been redeveloped for 2022 to nurture and equip graduates to enter schools and kura as authentic, agentic and accountable professionals.
Secondary teaching is not just a set of skills. You teach who you are, and use connections to support ākonga/students exploring who they are and what they will become. Our unique blend of Christian worldview, mātauranga Māori, innovative coursework, and professional experience placements will enable you to be responsive, relational and transformative as a secondary teacher/kaiako.
BTI’s Teacher Education programmes are approved and accredited by the NZQA and can lead to registration and provisional certification with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Studying the one-year Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) prepares you to teach in diverse secondary schools and kura contexts.
This diploma can be completed from anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand and is undertaken through an innovative combination of onsite intensive weeks, tutorials, independent learning, web-based learning using resources from our online portal and online classes.
This artwork is called “Ko wai mātou, Te māra o te rōpu Kura Tuarua”. It is a story of multiple layers and levels that emerged from our current student body, carries the heart of our mission, values and vision, and connects to the stories of our authentic partners.
As part of the redevelopment and renewal of the programme for 2022, this artwork has helped to articulate our programme goals, how we are guided by BTI’s overall vision, mission and values, and how we walk alongside others in our community to create localised and powerful learning experiences for our student teachers. Embedded in the design is our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and preparing teaching professionals who can confidently uphold “Our Code, Our Standards” in their practice.
Our secondary teacher studies combine practice and theory to equip you to nurture and teach adolescent students/ ākonga of Aotearoa New Zealand.
There are two 2-week wānanga courses on campus and two 1-week online wānanga during the year. Our unique professional experience placement model, shaped by student and authentic partner feedback, includes a 5-week and 6-week Noho-a-Kura placements, as well as a further 25-day Kura-Kainga placement spread across the year.
Mid-year intake and part-time options are also available for this programme, please contact us to discuss how this may work for you.