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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Education (BEd)

  1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
  2. Admission

  3. Candidates for the Degree must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications.
  4. Candidates must have been selected by the Faculty of Education as a suitable person to be a teacher.
  5. Requirements for the Degree

  6. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is four years.
  7. Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Education and follow an approved programme of study.
  8. Candidates must gain 480 points at 100, 200, and 300 levels, including at least 300 points above 100 level and at least 105 points above 200 level.
  9. Candidates must complete the requirements of the major, Professional Education.
  10. To complete the requirements of the Professional Education major, candidates must comply with the requirements of a programme, details of which are prescribed in the Faculty of Education Teacher Education Handbook.
        Programmes
        Early Childhood1
        Primary1
        Qualified Teachers2
        Secondary2
  11. Candidates may not enrol in specific papers until they have passed certain programme requirements, as outlined in the Faculty of Education Teacher Education Handbook.
  12. Candidates must also complete at least 75 points above 100 level in an approved subject or subjects other than the major.
  13. Candidates may complete a second major in an approved subject.
  14. To complete the requirements of a double major, candidates must gain 120 points in that major, including 90 points above 100 level and 45 points above 200 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
  15. Candidates may take up to 150 points from outside the field of the Degree.
  16. The field of the Degree is defined in Appendix A to these regulations.
  17. Variations

  18. Candidates who have met the requirements set out by the New Zealand Teachers Council for registered teachers and who hold an NZQA approved level 5 or level 6 technology qualification prior to enrolment for the Degree may apply to the Dean of the Faculty of Education for exemption of up to 360 points at 100, 200 and 300 levels towards the Degree. Details of further exemptions available may be found in the Faculty of Education Teacher Education Handbook.
  19. Candidates who have met the requirements for the award of qualifications listed in Appendix B to these regulations, prior to enrolment for the Degree, may apply to the Dean of the Faculty of Education for exemption of up to 240 points at 100 and 200 levels towards the Degree.
  20. The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
  21. Transitional Arrangements

  22. These regulations apply to all new applicants for the BEd from 2018. Students who enrolled in the BEd prior to 2018 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar.

Notes:

  1. There will be no new intake into this programme in 2021.
  2. Enrolment in this programme is limited to candidates who are eligible for the exemption of points as set out under section 15 or section 16 of these regulations.
Appendix A

The field of the Degree is defined as

  1. the papers offered by the Faculty of Education with the following subject codes: DLRNG, EDART, EDSOC, EDUCA, HMDEV, MAOED, SCTED, TEACH, TEEDU, TEPRO and
  2. the following approved papers for technology teachers:
BIOMO203
Microbiology
CHEMY100
Chemistry in Context
ENGCB280
Process Engineering Design 1
ENGCB322
Chemical and Biological Operations
ENGCV341
Environmental Technology
ENGCV342
Environmental Technology 2
ENGEE231
Electrical Circuits
ENGEE233
Digital Electronics and Microprocessors
ENGEE280
Electronics Design
ENGEN270
Engineering and Business
ENGEN390
Special Topics in Engineering 1
ENGEV341
Environmental Engineering 2
ENGME221
Engineering Thermodynamics
ENGME280
Design and Manufacturing 1
ENGME580
Product Innovation and Development
ENGMP211
Materials 1
ENGMP213
Mechanics of Materials 1
SCIEN300
Science Communication
THMGT203
Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management
THMGT304
Food & Beverage Systems Management
Appendix B
      Level 5 Diploma in relevant field
      Level 6 Diploma in relevant field