EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2021 - LAIDLAW E DUC ATION - Laidlaw College

 
EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2021 - LAIDLAW E DUC ATION - Laidlaw College
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   EDUCATION
 HANDBOOK 2021

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OUR VISION                                                                                                                              HAERE MAI
         TE WAWATA                                                                                                                               WELCOME
                    A world shaped by love,
                    compelled and informed by                                                                            E Te Matatuhi           Laidlaw College has been preparing people to serve the church and the world for
                    the Gospel.                                                                                        o Te Ao me Te Pō          over 95 years. The School of Social Practice draws together this immense legacy of
                                                                                                                  o Te Rangi me Te Whenua.       Christian thought and practice with contemporary counselling and education studies
                                                                                                                      Whākanakana mai,           to prepare students for professional careers in the social practice sector.
                                                                                                                       tirotiro haere ake

 OUR MISSION
                                                                                                                       Mai runga ki raro         We understand Social Practice to represent the myriad of ways people work to bring
                                                                                                                    Ki tau ake orokohanga.       about change in the world. In the School of Social Practice this is enacted through
                                                                                                                                                 preparing people for work in education and counselling professions. This training

TE WHAKATAKANGA
                                                                                                                      Hiihira ana Te Rangi       reflects a commitment to faith, hope and love through a relational anthropology which
                                                                                                                      Haruru ana Te Papa         values the transformational encounter that can be experienced in relationship with
                                                                                                                           Ki Te Atatu           God, self and other.
                                                                                                                       E whiti ana Te Rā
                                                                                                                  Kia torohia nga hihi a te Rā   Laidlaw College’s teacher education programmes are concerned with personal,
             To equip students and scholars                                                                        Ki te hūnga e tātari ana.     community and social renewal. We are inspired by the Gospel story to ground our
             to renew their communities                                                                                                          teaching practices richly with the values of faith, hope and love. Our graduates engage
                                                                                                                                                 in social systems through education, so that children and young people can enjoy the
                                                                                                                         Tū kahikatea
             with a faith as intelligent as it is                                                                           Te iwi e             freedom to choose their stories wisely through learning.
             courageous.                                                                                               Tū Tumanako me
                                                                                                                                                 We welcome applicants from all backgrounds who have a desire to work with children
                                                                                                                      te Tū Matauranga.
                                                                                                                            Te Iwi e             and young people in a way that integrates their personal faith with professional
                                                                                                                   Tū Kaha me te Tū Kotahi       teaching practice.
                                                                                                                            Te Iwi e
                                                                                                                  Tu Aroha noa me te Aroha
                                                    Laidlaw College
                                                                                                                           Te Iwi e.             In this Handbook you will find Information about
                                                    is an evangelical,
                                                                                                  Kia mau pū ki te kupu o te ora                 · Education Courses Offered in 2021
                                                    interdenominational
                                                                                                           Hai Tūāpapa
                                                    tertiary institution                                                                         · Admissions Requirements
                                                                                                            Hai Tuakiri
                                                    committed to the provision
                                                                                                            Hai oranga
                                                    of theological education
                                                                                                      Mai te Tama A Te Atua,
                                                    throughout the whole of
                                                                                                             Te Ariki.
                                                    New Zealand. Laidlaw
                                                                                                              Āmine
                                                                                                                                                 Contact Details
                                                    College has campuses in
                                                    Henderson, Manukau and                                                                       Laidlaw Education School
                                                    Christchurch – as well as                                                                    School of Social Practice, Laidlaw College
                                                    distance learning options,                                                                   T 09 837 9768
                                                    that together offer students                                                                 E SocialPractice@laidlaw.ac.nz                           NOTE: All reasonable efforts
                                                    a great deal of flexibility in                                                               W www.laidlaw.ac.nz                                      have been made to ensure
                                                    how they structure their                                                                                                                              that the information in this
                                                    study.                                                                                       Henderson Campus                                         handbook is accurate and
                                                                                                                                                 80 Central Park Drive, Henderson                         current. However, Laidlaw
                                                    Laidlaw College is registered                                                                Auckland 0610                                            College is not liable, and
                                                    by the New Zealand                                                                                                                                    makes no guarantee that
                                                                                     Last updated: 3 March 2021

                                                    Qualifications Authority                                                                                                                              t his infor mation will not
                                                    (NZQA) under provisions                                                                                                                               b e c h a n ge d o r u p d ate d .
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Accordingly, changes and
                                                    of the 1989 Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                          updates may be made without
                                                    Act and its amendments
                                                                                                                                                                                                          prior notice. This handbook
                                                    and is accredited to teach                                                                                                                            can be downloaded from the
                                                    programmes listed in this                                                                                                                             Laidlaw website (www.laidlaw.
                                                    handbook, all of which                                                                                                                                ac.nz), and the online version
                                                    have been approved by the                                                                                                                             of this handbook will always
                                                    Authority.                                                                                                                                            contain the latest information.

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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Programmes                                    06
Certificate in Study and Career Preparation   07
Diploma in Christian Education                08
Bachelor of Education (Primary)               12
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)     20

General Information                           25
Cultural Understanding                        25
Programme Requirements                        27
Courses Offered in 2021                       28
Course Descriptions                           32
Education Faculty                             35
Experience it for yourself                    36
Key Dates                                     39
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STUDY PATHWAYS
The School of Education at Laidlaw College consists of a team of inspirational, experienced

                                                                                                 CERTIFICATE
teacher educators, academics, theologians and a vibrant, proactive student body. The faculty
is committed to the preparation of graduate teachers who will embody the Christian vision
of Laidlaw College as well as meet the standards of the Teaching Council Aotearoa New

                                                                                                 IN STUDY
Zealand. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is an applied degree that invites students into a
pedagogy and theology of hope, which inspires their presence in learning spaces, the way they
encounter children and whānau, their valuing of teaching, learning, creativity and curiosity.
The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is an initial teacher education education

                                                                                                 AND CAREER
qualification that similarly offers degree-qualified students a comprehensive and innovative
practice-based pathway into secondary teaching. The Diploma in Christian Education provides
students with a foundation in educational principles in dialogue with the fundamentals of

                                                                                                 PREPARATION
theology and Christian faith with a focus on the transition between early childhood education
and early primary.

                                MASTER OF THEOLOGY                                               (LEVEL 4, 60 CREDITS)
                                    (VOCATIONAL)
                               (120 credits thesis, Level 9)

                                                                                                 THIS IS NOT OFFERED IN SEMESTER ONE 2021.

                                                                                                 Laidlaw College offers the Certificate in Study and Career
                             POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
                                                                                                 Preparation (CertPrep) which assists students with the
                              THEOLOGY (VOCATIONAL)
                                                                                                 development of key skills, capabilities, knowledge and
                                 (120 credits, Level 8)
                                                                                                 attributes needed to succeed in tertiary education including
                                                                                                 degree level. The programme provides a foundation for
                                                                                                 students who want to continue into Laidlaw programmes
                                                                                                 in Theology, Teaching or Counselling through a mixture of
     BACHELOR OF EDUCATION                              GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN                      academic skills development and reflection on Christian faith
            (PRIMARY)                                  EDUCATION (SECONDARY)                     and life. The programme focuses on four key areas: Academic
        (360 credits, Level 7)                            (135 credits, Level 7)                 reading, writing, and communication; Managing your study
                                                                                                 and learning; Encountering the Bible and Faith in Action.

                                                                                                 For more details and availability of the programme see
      DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN
                                                           APPROVED DEGREE                       www.laidlaw.ac.nz/foundation-studies
           EDUCATION
                                                       Please see entry requirement
   (PRIMARY EDUCATION TRACK)
                                                              criteria on p.16
        (120 credits, Level 5)

    CERTIFICATE IN STUDY AND
      CAREER PREPARATION
        (60 credits, Level 4)

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DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN                                                                                                         Track                                                           Visual Interview
                                                                                                                             Students in the Diploma in Christian Education may choose to    All applicants are required to have a visual interview with two

EDUCATION (DipCEd)
                                                                                                                             study within the Primary Education track. Students undertake    Laidlaw teacher educators. The interview determines:
                                                                                                                             the core diploma education papers with all professional
                                                                                                                             learning experiences set in Primary Schools.                    • The applicant’s ability to meet the values of the Code of
                                                                                                                                                                                               Professional Responsibility

                                                                                                                             Admission Requirements                                          • The applicant’s fitness to engage with young learners
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Vulnerable Children’s Act risk assessment (interview
Programme Summary                                          Outline                                                           General Admission Requirements                                    component) AND
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Other relevant matters
                                                           This one-year diploma is for people wanting to work with          Entry to the Diploma in Christian Education is usually
 NQF Level         5, 120 credits                          children, develop instructional skills, and gain a deeper         University Entrance.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Our Code Our Standards
                                                           understanding of educational pedagogy. The diploma
                   One year full-time, part-time                                                                             Students 20 years or older must meet comparable literacy
 Duration                                                  integrates understandings about people drawn from theology,                                                                       Students should read the Code and Standards prior to
                   options may be available                                                                                  and numeracy requirements as those entering with UE.
                                                           education and human development, and equips people with                                                                           their interview. Our Code Our Standards may be accessed
 Starts            February, July (part-time)              knowledge and skills to engage with children in educational       This will usually be assessed by the entrance literacy and      on the Teaching Council of Aotearoa website at: https://
                                                           settings.                                                         numeracy testing.                                               teachingcouncil.nz/content/our-code-our-standards
 Places            Open – Selection criteria apply
                                                           This programme is ideal for children’s ministry workers and       • NCEA Level 3                                                  Prospective students must be committed to the following
 Campus            Henderson, Manukau, Christchurch
                                                           volunteers, people involved in home schooling or community        • Three subjects at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each,        values:
                    6,270 (per full-time year of study)
                   $                                       education programmes, or those considering a career in              in three approved subjects (unless University Entrance
 Tuition Fee
                   plus Student Services Fee               education particularly workers in early childhood education         was gained in 2020 when only 12 credits each in three         • Whakamana - empowering all learners to reach their
                                                           centres, teacher aides, and learning support workers or tutors      approved subjects applies)                                      highest potential by providing high-quality teaching and
                   www.laidlaw.ac.nz/                      across a range of alternative or special education contexts.
 Web                                                                                                                                                                                           leadership
                   teacher-education                                                                                         • Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
                                                                                                                               > 5 credits in reading                                        • Manaakitanga - creating a welcoming, caring and creative
                                                           If you have an interest in the role theology might have in
                                                                                                                               > 5 credits in writing                                          learning environment that treats everyone with respect
                                                           how we engage in learning, make sense of some of what
                                                                                                                                                                                               and dignity
                                                           educational theory can offer, and explore bicultural relational   • Numeracy: 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
  Career Opportunities                                     contexts then this programme is for you!                            > Achievement standards – specified achievement               • Pono - showing integrity by acting in ways that are fair,
                                                                                                                               standards available through a                                   honest, ethical and just, and
  Graduates of the DipCEd are equipped to excel            The DipCEd programme leads to the New Zealand Diploma in            range of subjects, or
  as teacher aides, tutors, ECE / kindy workers,                                                                                                                                             • Whanaungatanga - engaging in positive and collaborative
                                                           Holistic Education (Level 5).                                       > Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit               relationships with learners, their families and whānau,
  children’s ministry workers, home educators or                                                                               standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required).           colleagues, and the wider community
  in community education programmes, both in               Graduate Profile
  New Zealand and international settings.                                                                                    NCEA Equivalence can include:
                                                           On completion of the Diploma in Christian Education,                                                                              Literacy and Numeracy Testing
                                                           graduates will be able to:                                         University Entrance, A or B Bursary.
                                                                                                                                                                                             All applicants are required to undergo a literacy and numeracy
                                                                                                                              Overseas equivalent qualifications, including IB and CIE, or
                                                           • Select a range of pedagogical processes that are relevant                                                                       assessment.
                                                                                                                              HSC (Australia).
Key contacts                                                 to chosen philosophy.
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Candidates must score a minimum of step 3 in the TEC
                                                           • Apply a range of teaching skills and approaches in the           Other NZQA Level 3 certificates in similar disciplines to
                                                                                                                                                                                               literacy (reading and writing) assessment to enter the
                                                             classroom as an essential aspect of understanding chosen         Laidlaw programmes.
                                                                                                                                                                                               programme
                                                             philosophy.
                                                                                                                              Other NZQA level 4 certificate in a different discipline.      • Candidates must score a minimum of step 4 in the TEC
                         Wendy Fowler                      • Communicate effectively with learning community
                                                                                                                                                                                               numeracy assessment to enter the programme
                         DipCEd Programme Lead               stakeholders.                                                    Evidence of level of academic achievement or a portfolio of
                                                           • Respond with awareness of and sensitivity to the diverse         work for homeschooled students*
                                                             needs of students in accordance with chosen philosophy.                                                                         Special Admission
                                                                                                                              Reference/support/documentation from employer*
                                                           • Apply innovative, collaborative, creative and principle-                                                                        For applicants who do not meet the above requirements,
                                                             based approaches to learning and teaching.                      NB. All equivalences must be documented.
                                                                                                                             *The applicant may need to sit assessment for entry.            possible study options can arise depending on the assessment
                         Yvonne Burrows                    • Reflect on own practice and critically explore options for                                                                      and interview result:
                         Diploma in Christian                improvement.
                         Practicum Coordinator                                                                                                                                               • An offer of entry to a level 4 programme
                                                                                                                                                                                             • An offer of entry into an alternative level 5 programme

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English Language Requirements
                                                                                                                                                                          THERE IS NO CHANGE
                                                                   A waiver for the English language test may be granted:
                                                                   • For those applicants who have an undergraduate or
                                                                     higher qualification gained from New Zealand, Australia,

                                                                                                                                                                          WITHOUT DREAM, AS
Applicants must meet both the Academic and English
language requirements for the programmes. In addition to             Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United
the requirements outlined applicants for whom English is not         Kingdom or the United States of America

                                                                                                                                                                           THERE IS NO DREAM
their first language must use one of the following methods         • For those who have studied in New Zealand for a
to demonstrate that they have the required level of English          minimum of two years at secondary school and gained
proficiency to study in New Zealand:                                 EITHER

                                                                                                                                                                             WITHOUT HOPE.”
• gained NCEA level 3 and met New Zealand University               – Eight, level 2 NCEA University Entrance literacy credits (4
  Entrance requirements OR                                            credits in reading and 4 credits in writing) gained prior to
                                                                      2014 OR
• holds a Bachelor’s degree of at least three years from
                                                                   – Ten, level 2 NCEA University Entrance Literacy credits (5
  New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland,
  South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States of
                                                                      credits in reading and 5 credits in writing)                                                                Paulo Freire | Pedagogy of Hope
  America OR                                                       • For long-term residents (10+ years) in New Zealand,
                                                                     or another English speaking country, who are able to
• achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to             demonstrate English language competency appropriate
  Adults (CELTA) OR                                                  to the desired level of study. Competency must be
• achieved the required score, as indicated in the following         documented
  subsections, in one of the following internationally
  recognised English proficiency tests, within the preceding
  two years:
                                                                   Police Clearance
– International English Language Testing System (IELTS)            It is a condition of enrolment that students complete a Police
– U niversity of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English        Vetting Service Request and Consent form as part of their
   (CAE)                                                           application. International applicants for the DipCEd must
– University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English   provide a police clearance certificate from their country of
   (CPE)                                                           citizenship (if other than New Zealand) AND for any country
– University of Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)       in which they have lived for more than a 12 month period
– I nternational English for Speakers of Other Languages          in the last 10 years. This is a requirement of the Vulnerable
   qualifications by City and Guilds (IESOL)                       Children Act 2014.
– Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PToE)
– New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL)             Charged or convicted with an offence
– Testing of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).               Any Diploma of Christian Education student charged or
                                                                   convicted with an offence must disclose the charge in writing
The requirement for this programme is:                             to the Head of Education within 3 working days.
• IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, reading,
  speaking, listening OR                                           Entry into the Bachelor of Education
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58 OR                [Primary]
• equivalent (see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/
  our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/              In order to apply to enter the Bachelor of Education [Primary]
  the-table/)                                                      after completing the DipCEd, the College must be satisfied
                                                                   the student meets all the requirements for entry into the
                                                                   BEd programme including disposition and fitness to teach,
                                                                   required literacy and numeracy levels, and satisfactorily
                                                                   fulfilling the English language requirements for the BEd (see
                                                                   General Information and Regulations 2021).                        Photo by Hello I'm Nik on Unsplash

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BACHELOR OF                                                                                                                    Objectives
                                                                                                                               • Graduating students meet the Code and Standards of the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Programme Information
                                                                                                                                                                                              Study Locations

EDUCATION [Primary] (BEd)
                                                                                                                                 Teaching Profession and are eligible to register with the
                                                                                                                                 Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand                     The Bachelor of Education [Primary] is offered in Henderson
                                                                                                                               • Graduating students can integrate faith and practice in      and Christchurch. The programme is not available to be
                                                                                                                                 relational and liberating ways                               studied by distance, however there is flexibility to study some
                                                                                                                                                                                              courses part-time before needing to be fully integrated in the
                                                                                                                               • Graduating students can work as teachers in the primary      programme. This needs to be discussed with the Programme
                                                                                                                                 school sector in state, integrated and private schools       Lead before a plan can be finalised.
                                                                                                                               Graduate Profile
Programme Summary                                           Outline                                                                                                                           Period of Study – Full-Time/Part-Time
                                                                                                                               On completion of the Bachelor of Education, graduates will
                                                            The Bachelor of Education [Primary] is an NZQA accredited
 NQF Level         7, 360 credits                                                                                              be able to:                                                    This programme is normally completed on a full-time basis
                                                            qualification endorsed by the Teaching Council Aotearoa New
                                                                                                                                                                                              over three years. It can also be undertaken on a part-time
                                                            Zealand. It involves on-campus study including collaborative
                   Full-time for three years or part-time                                                                      • Demonstrate commitment to tangata whenuatanga and            basis after consultation with the Programme Lead, but the
 Duration                                                   and blended learning and over 120 days of professional
                   for six years                                                                                                 Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand.    degree must be completed within a timeframe of eight years
                                                            learning experiences in schools or centres. It is a professional
                                                                                                                                 (Te Tiriti o Waitangi Partnership)                           unless special permission is granted by the National Academic
 Starts            February and July                        degree that leads to a career in primary teaching in New
                                                                                                                                                                                              Committee. In the event of extended absence from the
                                                            Zealand. The Bachelor of Education [Primary] is offered at         • Use inquiry, collaborative problem-solving and
 Places            Open – Selection criteria apply                                                                                                                                            programme, returning students may be required to undertake
                                                            the Henderson and Christchurch campuses.                             professional learning to improve professional capability
                                                                                                                                                                                              a supplementary course of study to ensure currency of
 Campus            Henderson and Christchurch                                                                                    to impact on the learning and achievement of all learners.
                                                                                                                                                                                              practice.
                                                            The programme is designed to provide innovative pre-service          (Profession learning)
                    6,270 (per full-time year of study)
                   $                                        teacher education that meets Code and Standards of the
 Tuition Fee
                   plus Student Services Fee                teaching profession in a supported environment. The
                                                                                                                               • Establish and maintain professional relationships and        Mid-year Intake
                                                                                                                                 behaviours focused on the learning and wellbeing of each
                                                            programme is richly integrated with Christian theology.
                                                                                                                                 learner. (Professional relationships)                        Entry into the Bachelor of Education [Primary] programme at
 Web               www.laidlaw.ac.nz/teacher-education      Theology wrestles not only with who God has revealed
                                                            himself to be, but also with what it means to be human in          • Develop a culture that is focused on learning, and           mid-year can be on a full-time or part-time basis.
                                                            relation to God. Children are unique, relational human beings        is characterised by respect, inclusion, empathy,
                                                            living and learning in the context of a changing society.            collaboration and safety (Learning-focused culture)          Academic Year Structure: 2021
                                                            Children are society’s future. Teachers impact communities
  Career Opportunities                                      with hope when they celebrate each child’s diversity and
                                                                                                                               • Design learning based on curriculum and pedagogical
                                                                                                                                                                                              Schedule
                                                                                                                                 knowledge, assessment information and an understanding
                                                            educate inclusively, within a learner focused culture, from                                                                       A schedule is provided during orientation which includes all
  Graduating students of the Bachelor of                                                                                         of each learner’s strengths, interests, needs, identities,
                                                            the place of a meaningful and hopeful orientation towards                                                                         the course dates, noho marae and any other relevant dates.
                                                                                                                                 languages and cultures. (Design for learning)
  Education [Primary] are outstanding teachers,             the world.                                                                                                                        Students are responsible for ensuring they are aware of
  qualified to work in both primary and                                                                                        • Teach and respond to learners in a knowledgeable and         information which applies to their course of study.
  intermediate, public, integrated and private              Throughout the programme, students develop and critically            adaptive way to progress their learning at an appropriate
  schools throughout New Zealand.                           engage professional philosophies, teaching and learning              depth and pace.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Laidlaw College Orientation
                                                            theory and practice. Students have the opportunity to
                                                            engage in practice and inquire in one of three practicum                                                                          In the first week of Semester One NEW students must attend
                                                            focii: early primary, primary or middle school/intermediate.                                                                      the full Orientation programme which provides incoming
Key contacts                                                The programme is a dynamic and grounded course of study
                                                            that produces inspiring, creative and curious primary school
                                                                                                                                                                                              students with an orientation to study at Laidlaw College
                                                                                                                                                                                              and the School of Social Practice, and Education Orientation
                                                            teachers capable of drawing the next generation to their                                                                          week also contains events for continuing students. Important
                                                            potential. The Bachelor of Education [Primary] is designed to                                                                     information regarding courses and programme structure is
                                                            develop high quality, ethical, and inquiring teachers. These                                                                      discussed during orientation so it is imperative that students
                         Dr Eunice Gaerlan-Price            teachers celebrate and engage children and their learning in                                                                      attend. You will receive details about Orientation conce you
                         BEd Programme Lead                 responsive collaboration with whānau, community and other                                                                         are accepted into the programme. Students entering the
                                                            agencies.                                                                                                                         programme mid-year will also be involved in a mini orientation
                                                                                                                                                                                              programme in the first week of Semester Two.

                         Yvonne Burrows
                         Practicum Coordinator

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Education Faculty noho marae                                      Professional Learning Experiences                                    Reflective Practices is a practicum in year one that focuses
                                                                                                                                       on the skills of observation, critical reflection and offers
During semester one each year, Education students attend a        A well-integrated understanding of teaching practice and             students introductory design for learning, and mediated
student and Rūnanga-led, three-day noho marae where they          the ability to reflect critically on it is fundamental to hopeful,   teaching/learning experiences with small groups of learners
will develop their Te Reo Māori skills for use in the classroom   responsive and transformational teaching. This underpins             and a whole class lesson.
and learn more about Te Ao Māori. Final year Bachelor of          all five courses that form the core teaching practice
Education and Graduate Diploma students collaborate               development stream within the Bachelor of Education                  Literacy and Numeracy Practices is a practicum course in
with Laidlaw’s Rūnanga to design and lead the noho marae          [Primary] programme. There are over 120 days of professional         year two that focuses on English and Mathematics Learning
on behalf of the entire programme. All Education students         learning experiences in schools and centres in the Bachelor of       Areas in the New Zealand Curriculum including design for
are required to attend. Further details will be provided at       Education [Primary] degree.                                          learning, teaching and assessment.
Orientation.
                                                                  A feature of the Bachelor of Education [Primary] is that             Curriculum and Community Practices develops a student
                                                                                                                                       teacher’s ability to teach other curriculum areas as well as
Workload and Programme Structure                                  students can select one of three streams as a practice and
                                                                                                                                       contribute to the wider school or centre community.
                                                                  inquiry focus which allows for transition specialisation
Full-time study requires a commitment of at least 40 hours per    supported by our school partners. The three streams are:
                                                                                                                                       Responsive Practices and Inquiring Teacher Practices have
week. Part-time work and whānau/childcare responsibilities
                                                                  • Early Primary: The early primary stream allows students            a core focus on the high quality demonstration of the Code
need to be carefully considered particularly in relation to
                                                                    to focus on ECE transition into Primary Education.                 and Standards in a supported environment, and application
practicum commitments.
                                                                    Students are able to undertake approximately 40 days               of culturally responsive inquiry and practice. In the final
                                                                    of practicum in an ECE centre working with preschool               practicum the student must demonstrate sustained practice,
Attendance                                                          children and 80 days in the early primary window (new              evidence-led teaching and inquiry, and leadership and
                                                                    entrant to year 2) in a range of contexts.                         collaboration in a learning environment.
Laidlaw’s policy requires a minimum of 80% attendance for
all on-campus courses. Students who do not achieve 80%            • Primary: This is a standard primary practicum stream               The final task of the final practicum is a culminating
attendance at on-campus courses will be restricted from             where students experience a wide range of contexts and             integrative assessment called the Viva. A viva voce is an oral
professional learning experience placements (i.e. practicum).       levels from early primary through to intermediate.                 presentation and examination and, in this case, with a written
                                                                  • Late Primary: The late primary stream allows students              element. Graduating teachers will present and unpack an
                                                                    to focus on the transition from Primary to Secondary.              authentic practice scenario that requires complex decision-
                                                                    Students undertake 80 days in the late primary window              making and synthesis of learning from across the programme
                                                                    (year 6 - 8) and approximately 40 days in a Middle School          with clear integration of theory and practice and alignment
                                                                    or Secondary setting (pre-NCEA).                                   with the Code and Standards of the teaching profession. This
                                                                                                                                       event is assessed by a panel made up of teacher educators,
                                                                  In the 5 core practicum courses, students are placed in              Rūnanga, Pasifika Council, and representative member of
                                                                  approved schools and centres by the Practicum Coordinator            the teaching profession. At the conclusion of the Viva the
                                                                  according to the elected practicum streams. Students must            graduate is assessed by the panel as to have met or not met
                                                                  participate in a variety of professional learning experiences        the Standards with support against pass/fail criteria.
                                                                  so they should expect placements in different kinds of school
                                                                  or centre settings (i.e. state, Christian, integrated, special
                                                                  context).                                                            Education and Community Development
                                                                                                                                       868.615 Education for Community Development may be
                                                                  While on prac ticum, student s are super vised by a
                                                                                                                                       elected instead of Curriculum and Community Practices.
                                                                  teacher holding a full practicing certificate (the Associate
                                                                                                                                       Education and Community Development is a professional
                                                                  Teacher) and are supported by the mentoring lecturer and
                                                                                                                                       learning experience endorsed by the Teaching Council, and
                                                                  the Practicum Coordinator. All professional placement
                                                                                                                                       may be undertaken in a humanitarian or missions setting.
                                                                  interactions/obser vations are carried out by teacher
                                                                                                                                       This must be approved by both Practicum Coordinator and
                                                                  educators (the Visiting Lecturer) who hold a full practicing
                                                                                                                                       Programme Lead. The SIM mission agency partners with the
                                                                  certificate and the majority of these visits are carried out by
                                                                                                                                       School in the provision of a professional learning experience
                                                                  Laidlaw teacher educators who teach into the programme.
                                                                                                                                       placement in an international development setting. Students
                                                                  All visiting lecturers are well prepared and supported by the
                                                                                                                                       may also negotiate to be placed in an alternative education
                                                                  Practicum Coordinator. Visiting Lecturers visit the student
                                                                                                                                       setting or char ter school, or other local community
                                                                  on practicum, provide weekly feedback and further support
                                                                                                                                       education setting such as special youth sports/music/cultural
                                                                  as needed. Students use an online repository to collate and
                                                                                                                                       educational development settings.
                                                                  exhibit their practicum learning.

                                                                  The practicum programme in the degree consists of 5 courses.
                                                                  Each element in a practicum must be completed successfully
                                                                  in order to continue to the next. An incomplete practicum will
                                                                  require remedial work (this involves a further fee) or in some
                                                                  situations the course will need to be repeated.

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Admission Requirements                                             References                                                        Literacy and Numeracy Testing                                    • All primary schooling and at least three years secondary
                                                                                                                                                                                                        schooling completed in the English language and while
                                                                                                                                                                                                        living in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic
General Admission Requirements                                     As part of the application process, all applicants are required   All applicants are required to undergo a literacy and numeracy
                                                                                                                                                                                                        of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States of
                                                                   to arrange for two confidential written referee reports to be     assessment.
                                                                   sent directly to Laidlaw College.                                                                                                    America or South Africa* OR * candidates from South
Entry to the Laidlaw College Bachelor of Education [Primary]
                                                                                                                                     • Candidates must score a minimum of step 4 in the TEC             Africa must also provide South African Matriculation
degree is New Zealand University Entrance or a recognised
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Certificate Minimum D pass in English (higher grade)
equivalent (i.e. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge          Visual Interview                                                    literacy (reading and writing) assessment to enter the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        OR South African Senior Certificate Minimum D pass in
International) or be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of                                                                        programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                        English (higher grade)
Laidlaw College that they have the skills and ability to study     All applicants for the Bachelor of Education and Graduate         • Candidates must score a minimum of step 5 in the TEC
at a tertiary level.                                               Diploma in Education are required to have a visual interview        numeracy assessment to enter the programme                     • Six years of education comprising secondary schooling
                                                                   by panel. The panel consists of a Rūnanga delegate, member                                                                           to at least year 12 and at least two years of successful
Students under the age of 20 applying to the BEd without UE        of the teaching profession, and a Laidlaw teacher educator.                                                                          tertiary education, taught in English as the primary
must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of Laidlaw         The interview determines:                                         Special Admission                                                  language of instruction and through face-to-face learning
College that they have the ability to study at a tertiary level.                                                                                                                                        and assessment such as tutorials and labs completed in
                                                                   • The applicant’s ability to meet the values of the Code of       For applicants who do not meet the above requirements,             the English language and while living in New Zealand,
Students 20 years or older must meet comparable literacy             Professional Responsibility                                     possible study options can arise depending on the assessment       Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United
and numeracy requirements as those entering with UE.                                                                                 and interview result:                                              Kingdom, the United States of America or South Africa
                                                                   • The applicant’s fitness to engage with young learners
This will usually be assessed by the entrance literacy and                                                                                                                                              OR
numeracy testing.                                                  • Vulnerable Children’s Act risk assessment (interview            • An offer of entry to a level 4 programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Awarded a Bachelor’s degree, Bachelor with Honours
                                                                     component) AND
                                                                                                                                     • An offer of entry into an alternative level 5 programme          degree, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate,
• NCEA Level 3
                                                                   • Other relevant matters                                                                                                             Master’s degree at NZQF level 7 or up which:
• Three subjects at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each,
  in three approved subjects (unless University Entrance                                                                             English Language Requirements                                    – Took two or more years of full-time study to complete and

  was gained in 2020 when only 12 credits each in three            Our Code Our Standards                                                                                                             – Was taught in English as the primary language of instruction
                                                                                                                                     English Language Requirements for the Bachelor of Education         and through face-to-face learning and assessment such as
  approved subjects applies)
                                                                   Students should read the Code and Standards prior to              [Primary] and the Graduate Diploma in Education [Secondary]         tutorials, presentations, seminars, and supervisory meetings
• Literacy: 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:            their interview. Our Code Our Standards may be accessed           follows the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand                and was gained while living in New Zealand, Australia,
  > 5 credits in reading                                           on the Teaching Council of Aotearoa website at: https://          requirements for preservice teachers. As such, one of the           Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the
  > 5 credits in writing                                           teachingcouncil.nz/content/our-code-our-standards                 following types of evidence must be provided to demonstrate         United States or South Africa.
• Numeracy: 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:                                                                              English language competency:
                                                                   Prospective students must be committed to the following                                                                            • Awarded Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to
  > Achievement standards – specified achievement
                                                                   values:                                                           • The New Zealand University Entrance literacy credits at          Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) OR.
  standards available through a
  range of subjects, or                                                                                                                either NCEA level 2 or 3 OR                                    • Awarded Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching
  > Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit                • Whakamana - empowering all learners to reach their                                                                                 English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) OR
                                                                                                                                     • New Zealand University Entrance OR
  standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required).              highest potential by providing high-quality teaching and
                                                                     leadership                                                      • New Zealand tertiary entrance qualification gained             • Awarded Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                        English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) OR
NCEA Equivalence can include:                                      • Manaakitanga - creating a welcoming, caring and creative
                                                                                                                                       on completing senior secondary school prior to the
                                                                                                                                       introduction of current University Entrance OR                 • Achieved an outcome in one of the following approved
                                                                     learning environment that treats everyone with respect
 University Entrance, A or B Bursary.                                                                                                                                                                   tests which is equivalent to or better than those specified
                                                                     and dignity                                                     • International Baccalaureate full diploma in English
                                                                                                                                       medium (24 points minimum) OR                                    (see table) within the past two years.
 Overseas equivalent qualifications, including IB and CIE, or      • Pono - showing integrity by acting in ways that are fair,
 HSC (Australia).                                                    honest, ethical and just, and                                   • Cambridge International Examinations minimum 120
                                                                                                                                       points on the UCAS Tariff plus meeting the CIE literacy
 Other NZQA Level 3 certificates in similar disciplines to         • Whanaungatanga - engaging in positive and collaborative
                                                                                                                                       requirements OR
 Laidlaw programmes.                                                 relationships with learners, their families and whānau,
                                                                     colleagues, and the wider community
 Other NZQA level 4 certificate in a different discipline.

 Evidence of level of academic achievement or a portfolio of
 work for homeschooled students*

 Reference/support/documentation from employer*

 Portfolio of work evidencing contribution to a relevant field

NB. All equivalences must be documented.
*The applicant may need to sit assessment for entry.

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EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2021 - LAIDLAW E DUC ATION - Laidlaw College
Te Reo Māori competency
Candidates selected for entry into Laidlaw College Bachelor
                                                                                                                                  THE PROGRAMME
                                                                                                                              HAS NOT ONLY TAUGHT
of Education (Primary) will be assessed on their te reo Māori
competency during their first semester of study in order to
provide adequate support.

Police Clearance
                                                                                                                                   ME HOW TO BE A
                                                                                                                             TEACHER, BUT HAS ALSO
All education applicants must complete a Police Vetting
Service Request and Consent form as part of their application.
All international applicants for the BEd and GradDipEd must

                                                                                                                                 ALLOWED ME TO BE
provide a police clearance certificate from their country of
citizenship AND for any country in which they have lived
for more than a 12 month period in the last 10 years. This

                                                                                                                             NURTURED IN MY FAITH,
overseas police clearance should be less than 6 months old
and be presented at the time of application. This is to meet
the requirements of the Children’s Act 2014.

                                                                                                                                  and challenged to see how
Any education student charged with an offence during their
programme of study must disclose the charge in writing to
the Head of Education within 3 working days.
                                                                                                                                  this can be outworked in
                                                                                                                                  my profession as a teacher.
                                                                                                                                  It has inspired me to not
 Test                                                               Listening Reading   Writing   Speaking
                                                                                                             overall Mark         only go out and teach,
                                                                                                                                  but to go out and make
                                                                                                             (in one test)

                                                                                                                                  a difference in the
                                                          Minimum of

                                                                                                                                  lives of children -
 Cambridge English exams C2 / Proficiency (CPE) or C1 Advanced      185       185       185       185        185
 (CAE) or Cambridge English exams B2 First (FCE)
 International English Language / Testing System (IELTS) Academic   7.0       7.0       7.0       7.0        7.0                  to teach with all
 International Second Language / Proficiency Rating (ISLPR)
 Pearson Test of English (PTE)
                                                                    4
                                                                    65
                                                                              4
                                                                              65
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        65
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  65
                                                                                                             4
                                                                                                             65
                                                                                                                                  my heart.
 Academic
 TOEFL                                                              24        24        27        23         94
                                                                                                                                  Jess Schwerzel,
 TRINITY ISE III (3)                                                pass with pass with pass with pass with pass with             Graduate Teacher
                                                                    merit     merit     merit     merit     merit

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
                                                                                                                                Graduate Profile                                                 Professional Learning Experiences
                                                                                                                                On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Education,              The Graduate Diploma of Education [Secondary] values

EDUCATION [Secondary]
                                                                                                                                graduates will be able to:                                       praxis - the engagement of theory with application. Due to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 this emphasis, students spend two days a week in school.
                                                                                                                                • Demonstrate commitment to tangata whenuatanga and              This allows them to build relationships with students and

(GradDipEd)
                                                                                                                                  Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand.      teachers in a community. Each Praxis Course is associated
                                                                                                                                  (Te Tiriti o Waitangi Partnership)                             with modules of theory and reflection, which students use to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 develop their skills.
                                                                                                                                • Use inquiry, collaborative problem-solving and
                                                                                                                                  professional learning to improve professional capability
                                                                                                                                                                                                 While on practicum students are supervised by a teacher
                                                                                                                                  to impact on the learning and achievement of all learners.
Programme Summary                                            Outline                                                              (Profession learning)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 holding a full practicing certificate (the Associate Teacher)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and are supported by the mentoring lecturer, Practicum
                                                                                                                                • Establish and maintain professional relationships and          Coordinator, and the Graduate Diploma of Education
                                                             This one-year graduate diploma provides a professional
 NQF Level           7, 135 credits                                                                                               behaviours focused on the learning and wellbeing of each       Programme Lead. All professional placement interactions/
                                                             qualification in teaching and learning for people who already
                                                                                                                                  learner. (Professional relationships)                          observations are carried out by teacher educators (the
                                                             have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, skills or
                     One year full-time, part-time options                                                                                                                                       Visiting Lecturer) who hold a full practicing certificate
 Duration                                                    experience.                                                        • Develop a culture that is focused on learning, and
                     may be available                                                                                                                                                            and the majority of these visits are carried out by Laidlaw
                                                                                                                                  is characterised by respect, inclusion, empathy,
                                                             The graduate diploma draws upon a praxis model integrating                                                                          teacher educators who teach into the programme. All visiting
 Starts              February, July                                                                                               collaboration and safety (Learning-focused culture)
                                                             theory and practice, with students spending at least two days                                                                       lecturers are well prepared and supported by the Programme
 Places              Open – Selection criteria apply                                                                            • Design learning based on curriculum and pedagogical            Lead. Visiting Lecturers visit the student on practicum,
                                                             a week in schools on professional practice placement. This
                                                                                                                                  knowledge, assessment information and an understanding         provide weekly feedback and further support as needed.
                     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent NZQF    programme develops secondary teachers with a thorough
                                                                                                                                  of each learner’s strengths, interests, needs, identities,     Students use an online repository to collate and exhibit their
 Entry Requirement   level 7 qualification in a relevant     knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum and assessment
                                                                                                                                  languages and cultures. (Design for learning)                  practicum learning.
                     subject area                            in Aotearoa, and a deeper understanding of their role in God’s
                                                             plan for redeeming humanity. Teachers play an important role       • Teach and respond to learners in a knowledgeable and
 Campus              Henderson                               in reflecting hope and social justice.                               adaptive way to progress their learning at an appropriate      During Praxis 1 students spend the first weeks of the
                                                                                                                                  depth and pace.                                                secondary school year building relationships and observing
                      7,053.75
                     $                                                                                                                                                                           the learning-focused culture that Associate Teachers create
 Tuition Fee                                                 Students should indicate which learning areas of the New
                     plus Student Services Fee                                                                                                                                                   during the classroom establishment period. Students
 Web                 www.laidlaw.ac.nz/teacher-education
                                                             Zealand Curriculum they plan to focus on. The learning areas
                                                             within the New Zealand Curriculum are: English, Te Reo
                                                                                                                                Programme Information                                            continue to spend two days a week in the school throughout
                                                             Māori, The arts - art history, dance, drama, music, visual arts;                                                                    the rest of Term 1 and into Term 2, developing their teaching
                                                             Health and physical education; Learning languages - Cook
                                                                                                                                Study Locations                                                  skills in selected subjects by teaching single lessons. Towards
                                                             Island Māori, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lea                                                                          the end of Term 2, students spend four full weeks in school
                                                                                                                                The Graduate Diploma of Education [Secondary] is offered
  Career Opportunities                                       Faka-Tonga, NZ Sign Language, Mandarin, Samoan, Spanish;
                                                                                                                                in Henderson. The programme is not available to be studied
                                                                                                                                                                                                 - considering different approaches to teaching and learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                 in subject areas and building towards sequences of lessons.
                                                             Mathematics and statistics; Science - science, biology,
                                                                                                                                by distance, however there is flexibility to study some
  Graduates of the GradDipEd are fully equipped              chemistry, physics; Social sciences - accounting, business,
                                                                                                                                courses part-time before needing to be fully integrated in the
                                                             classics, economics, geography, histor y, legal, media,                                                                             Praxis 2 links theory to practice and builds towards student
  to enter intermediate, middle school and                                                                                      programme. This needs to be discussed with the Programme
                                                             philosophy, psychology, religious education, social studies,                                                                        involvement with developing and teaching units of learning
  secondary school classrooms, qualified to                                                                                     Lead before a plan can be finalised.                             and assessing students in subject areas. Students build from
  work in public, integrated and private schools             sustainability; Technology - bio and chemical, design and
                                                             visual communication, digital (computer science, information,                                                                       teaching sequences of lessons to teaching the same amount
  throughout New Zealand.                                                                                                       Schedule of Courses and Dates                                    that would be expected of a graduating teacher.
                                                             infrastructure, media, programming), electronics, food,
                                                             manufacturing, textiles, resistant materials.
                                                                                                                                The Graduate Diploma of Education starts mid-January.            The final task of Praxis 2 is a culminating integrative
                                                                                                                                A schedule is provided which includes all the course dates,      assessment called the Viva. A viva voce is an oral presentation

Key contacts                                                 Objectives                                                         noho marae and any other relevant dates. Students are            and examination and in this case with a written element.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Graduating teachers will present and unpack an authentic
                                                                                                                                responsible for ensuring they are aware of information which
                                                             Laidlaw College seeks to prepare students for the teaching         applies to their course of study.                                practice scenario that requires complex decision-making
                                                             profession through a programme that centres on a theological                                                                        and synthesis of learning from across the programme with

                           Karen Finn
                                                             foundation of hope that meaningfully integrates and orients        Laidlaw College Orientation                                      clear integration of theory and practice and alignment with
                                                             with values, commitments and quality practice that are                                                                              the Code and Standards of the teaching profession. This
                           GradDipEd
                                                             consistent with the Teaching Council Aotearoa New Zealand’s        In the first week of Semester One NEW students must              event is assessed by a panel made up of teacher educators,
                           Programme Lead
                                                             ‘Our Code, Our Standards’ in a supported environment.              attend the Orientation programme which provides incoming         Rūnanga, Pasifika Council, and representative member of
                                                                                                                                students with an orientation to study at Laidlaw College.        the teaching profession. At the conclusion of the Viva the
                                                             Graduating students will be qualified to register as teachers in                                                                    graduate is assessed by the panel as to have met or not met
                                                             New Zealand for intermediate, middle and secondary teaching                                                                         the Standards with support against pass/fail criteria.
                                                             in public, integrated and private schools. Our graduates are
                                                             relational, critically reflective practitioners who can design                                                                      Our Code Our Standards may be accessed on the Teaching
                           Yvonne Burrows
                                                             high quality learning experiences from a place of curiosity                                                                         Council of Aotearoa website at: https://teachingcouncil.nz/
                           Practicum Coordinator
                                                             about the learner, the world and a professional understanding                                                                       content/our-code-our-standards
                                                             of the goals, scope and nature of education. Our graduates
                                                             work in public, private and integrated schools throughout
                                                             New Zealand and also around the world.
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Admission Requirements                                            by panel. The panel consists of a Runanga delegate, member
                                                                  of the teaching profession, and a Laidlaw teacher educator.
                                                                                                                                  English Language Requirements                                  • Awarded a Bachelor’s degree, Bachelor with Honours
                                                                                                                                                                                                   degree, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate,
                                                                  The interview determines:                                       English Language Requirements for the Bachelor of Education      Master’s degree at NZQF level 7 or up which:
General Admission Requirements                                    • The applicant’s disposition to teach, through judging their   [Primary] and the Graduate Diploma in Education [Secondary]    – Took two or more years of full-time study to complete and
                                                                     ability to meet the values that underpin Our Code Our        follows the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand           – Was taught in English as the primary language of instruction
The normal requirement for admission requires applicants to          Standards                                                    requirements for preservice teachers. As such, one of the         and through face-to-face learning and assessment such as
show evidence they have:                                                                                                          following types of evidence must be provided to demonstrate
                                                                  • The applicant’s ability to meet the Code of Professional                                                                        tutorials, presentations, seminars, and supervisory meetings
• An appropriate bachelor’s degree at Level 7 on the New                                                                          English language competency:
                                                                    Responsibility in a supported environment                                                                                       and was gained while living in New Zealand, Australia,
  Zealand Qualifications Framework and/or postgraduate                                                                            • The New Zealand University Entrance literacy credits at         Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the
  qualification, AND                                              • Vulnerable Children’s Act risk assessment (interview             either NCEA level 2 or 3 OR                                    United States or South Africa.
                                                                    component) AND
• A body of knowledge from Levels 5 to 7 or higher in                                                                             • New Zealand University Entrance OR
  support of New Zealand Curriculum learning areas for at         • Other relevant matters                                                                                                       • Awarded Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to
  least one Year 7-10 teaching subject/s and at least one                                                                         • New Zealand tertiary entrance qualification gained             Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) OR.
  Year 11-13 teaching subject/s, OR                                                                                                 on completing senior secondary school prior to the
                                                                  Our Code Our Standards                                            introduction of current University Entrance OR               • Awarded Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching
• For language teaching: native or fluent reading, writing,                                                                                                                                        English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) OR
  speaking and listening in the language                                                                                          • International Baccalaureate full diploma in English
                                                                  Students should read the Code and Standards prior to                                                                           • Awarded Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching
                                                                                                                                    medium (24 points minimum) OR
                                                                  their interview. Our Code Our Standards may be accessed                                                                          English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) OR
The learning areas within the New Zealand Curriculum are:         on the Teaching Council of Aotearoa website at: https://        • Cambridge International Examinations minimum 120
                                                                  teachingcouncil.nz/content/our-code-our-standards                 points on the UCAS Tariff plus meeting the CIE literacy      • Achieved an outcome in one of the following approved
• English
                                                                                                                                    requirements OR                                                tests which is equivalent to or better than those specified
• Te Reo Māori                                                    Prospective students must be committed to the following                                                                          (see table) within the past two years.
                                                                                                                                  • All primary schooling and at least three years secondary
• The arts - art history, dance, drama, music, visual arts        values:
                                                                                                                                    schooling completed in the English language and while
                                                                  • Whakamana - empowering all learners to reach their
• Health and physical education                                     highest potential by providing high-quality teaching and
                                                                                                                                    living in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic       Police Clearance
                                                                                                                                    of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States of
• Learning languages - Cook Island Māori, French, German,           leadership
                                                                                                                                    America or South Africa* OR * candidates from South          All education applicants must complete a Police Vetting
  Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lea Faka-Tonga, NZ Sign                • Manaakitanga - creating a welcoming, caring and creative        Africa must also provide South African Matriculation         Service Request and Consent form as part of their application.
  Language, Mandarin, Samoan, Spanish                               learning environment that treats everyone with respect          Certificate Minimum D pass in English (higher grade)         All international applicants for the BEd and GradDipEd must
• Mathematics and statistics                                        and dignity                                                     OR South African Senior Certificate Minimum D pass in        provide a police clearance certificate from their country of
                                                                                                                                    English (higher grade)                                       citizenship AND for any country in which they have lived
• Science - science, biology, chemistry, physics                  • Pono - showing integrity by acting in ways that are fair,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for more than a 12 month period in the last 10 years. This
                                                                    honest, ethical and just, AND                                 • Six years of education comprising secondary schooling
• Social sciences - accounting, business, classics,                                                                                                                                              overseas police clearance should be less than 6 months old
                                                                                                                                    to at least year 12 and at least two years of successful
  economics, geography, history, legal, media, philosophy,        • Whanaungatanga - engaging in positive and collaborative                                                                      and be presented at the time of application. This is to meet
                                                                                                                                    tertiary education, taught in English as the primary
  psychology, religious education, social studies,                  relationships with learners, their families and whānau,                                                                      the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
                                                                                                                                    language of instruction and through face-to-face learning
  sustainability                                                    colleagues, and the wider community
                                                                                                                                    and assessment such as tutorials and labs completed in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Any education student charged with an offence during their
• Technology - bio and chemical, design and visual                                                                                  the English language and while living in New Zealand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 programme of study must disclose the charge in writing to
  communication, digital (computer science, information,          Literacy and Numeracy Testing                                     Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Head of Education within 3 working days.
  infrastructure, media, programming), electronics, food,                                                                           Kingdom, the United States of America or South Africa
  manufacturing, textiles, resistant materials                    All applicants for the Bachelor of Education and Graduate         OR

It is recommended that applicants wishing to teach less           Diploma in Education are required to undergo a literacy and
common specialist subjects, such as religious education,          numeracy assessment.
philosophy, psychology, environmental studies (Education                                                                                                                                                                                         OVERALL
                                                                  • Candidates must score step 4 in the TEC literacy (reading      TEST                                            LISTENING     READING         WRITING         SPEAKING        MARK
for Sustainability), are capable of teaching in another
                                                                    and writing) assessment to enter the programme                                                                                                                               (in one test)
learning area as well, based on their previous study, or
language fluency. For language teaching: near-native or           • Candidates must score step 5 in the TEC numeracy                                                              Minimum of
fluent proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening      assessment to enter the programme                              Cambridge English exams C2                      185           185             185             185             185
in the language must be evidenced. Laidlaw College provides                                                                        Proficiency (CPE) or C1 Advanced (CAE) or
support for applicants when choosing teaching subjects.                                                                            Cambridge English exams B2 First (FCE)
                                                                  Special Admission
                                                                                                                                   International English Language                  7.0           7.0             7.0             7.0             7.0
References                                                                                                                         Testing System (IELTS) Academic
                                                                  For applicants who do not meet the above requirements,
As part of the application process, all applicants are required   possible study options can arise depending on the assessment     International Second Language                   4             4               4               4               4
to arrange for two confidential written referee reports to be     and interview result:                                            Proficiency Rating (ISLPR)
sent directly to Laidlaw College.                                                                                                  Pearson Test of English (PTE)                   65            65              65              65              65
                                                                  • An offer of entry to a level 4 programme                       Academic
Visual Interview                                                  • An offer of entry to Diploma in Christian Education            TOEFL                                           24            24              27              23              94
                                                                  • An offer of entry to another Laidlaw programme                 TRINITY ISE III (3)                            pass with     pass with      pass with        pass with       pass with
All applicants for the Bachelor of Education and Graduate                                                                                                                         merit         merit          merit            merit           merit
Diploma in Education are required to have a visual interview

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Transport to Professional Learning
   EDUCATION IS                                        Experience Placements

NOT THE FILLING
                                                       All students in the DipCEd, BEd and GradDipEd must be able to travel to attend professional
                                                       learning experience placements and are responsible to organise their own transport. However,
                                                       the Practicum Coordinator or Programme Lead will prioritise placements at schools and

OF A PAIL, BUT THE
                                                       centres local to students if possible.

                                                       Cultural Understanding
LIGHTING OF A FIRE.”                                   Te Tiriti o Waitangi

               This quote (by William Yeats)           Laidlaw College believes strongly in the fostering of bicultural understanding as part of its
                                                       affirmation of the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty of Waitangi is foundational for the Code and
               formed the foundation of our            Standards of the Teaching Profession and for Laidlaw’s education programmes. The college is

               learning as Teacher Education
                                                       proud to have strong leadership from the Rūnanga. The Rūnanga provides guardianship for the
                                                       college and in particular the education faculty in relation to Matauranga Māori, Te Reo Māori,

               students at Laidlaw, and is one         Te Ao Māori and maintaining Te Tiriti O Waitangi. The Rūnanga and Māori student support
                                                       team play a specific role in supporting Māori education students to success.
               that has transformed my teaching
               practice. To inspire learning and       With the guidance of the lead Bicultural Advisor/Kaumātua, education students engage in a
                                                       variety of bicultural experiences, learning and reflection. All education students attend noho
               creativity, and to authentically        marae during their programme of study. In preparation for noho marae, students attend a

               engage with the children in my
                                                       series of classes designed to equip them with a basic understanding of Te Reo and Tikanga,
                                                       in order that they can participate in the formal protocols of the marae. For DipCEd and BEd
               classroom (in all their diversity) is   students in Education, this is a structural part of the 907.515 Bicultural Relationships course.
                                                       For GradDipEd students, this introduction to Te Reo and Tikanga is integrated in the 890.730
               the greatest joy!”                      Ako course.

               Janai Calvert                           Te Reo Māori is a requirement for all student teachers in New Zealand. At Laidlaw College all
                                                       BEd and GradDipEd students will engage in Te Reo Māori diagnostic testing soon after entry
               New Entrants Teacher at                 and be supported by a Kaiako in Te Reo Māori learning to a minimum of level 3 in Te Aho
                                                       Arataki Marau (the te reo Māori Curriculum for English Medium Settings) https://tereomaori.
               Sunnyvale Primary School                tiki.org.nz/Curriculum-guidelines

                                                       The education faculty is committed to the objectives of Ka Hikitia - The Māori Education
                                                       Strategy and Tataiako - Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners.
                                                       https://teachingcouncil.nz/assets/Files/Code-and-Standards/Tataiako.pdf

                                                       Pasifika Council
                                                       The Laidlaw Pasifika Council is a Pasifika Caucus advising on strategic direction, pathways,
                                                       programmes; and supporting the development of Laidlaw Pasifika initiatives in the wider
                                                       community and across the Pacific region. It was established with the purpose of providing
                                                       cohesive governance for Pasifika students, staff and all Pasifika initiatives. It has strategic
                                                       overview and responsibility of developing a 20-year Laidlaw Pasifika Strategic plan for Laidlaw.
                                                       The education programmes embrace Tāpasa: (see teaching council link above).

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