Teacher Education conjoint degree programmes

These challenging conjoint programmes produce teachers of the highest quality, who can use their specialised skills to inspire and teach future generations.


We can all remember a teacher who made an impact. If you want to make a positive difference in people's lives, and to have the satisfaction of reaching people's hearts and heads, then teaching is the career for you.

Victoria University offers two conjoint professional teaching qualifications in secondary and primary teaching. The four-year qualifications BA/BTeach and BSc/BTeach combine study in two teaching subjects with teacher training.

If you already have an undergraduate degree, you can take a one year programme in either primary or secondary teaching.

We want the best for our children, and so we want you to be the best. We will prepare you to go out to teach with confidence, experience and the drive to make the difference for New Zealand's next generation.

Undergraduate teaching qualifications

Our conjoint degree programmes are designed to produce well-educated teachers who can teach to the objectives described by the National Curriculum statements in both primary and secondary schools.

They feature a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials and teaching experience in schools. They are taught at Karori Campus.

The Faculty of Education offers a range of undergraduate qualification options in education, education and psychology and teacher education.

Education Majors for the BA

Teacher Education

Graduate and postgraduate teaching qualifications

If you already have an undergraduate degree, you can undertake a one year programme in either primary or secondary teaching.

Options are:

For more information about these programmes see the Teacher Education page on the Faculty of Education website.

Further postgraduate study

For information about further postgraduate diploma, Master's and PhD study, see the Postgraduate Study pages on the Faculty of Education website.

How to find out more

You can order more information on this subject using our Request for Study Material form.

Victoria’s Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.

For enquiries about primary and secondary teachers education contact:

Faculty of Education Student and Academic Services Office
Donald Street, Karori Campus
Phone: 04-463 9500
Email: education@vuw.ac.nz

If you are interested in completing a conjoint BA/BTeach or BSc/BTeach you will also need to contact:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences—BA/BTeach
Level 4, Murphy Building, Room 411, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus
Phone: 04-463 5745
Email: fhss-enquiries@vuw.ac.nz

Faculty of Science—BSc/BTeach
Room CO 144, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus
Phone: 04-463 5101
Email: science-faculty@vuw.ac.nz