Undergraduate study in Education

What can you study in Education?

Study possibilities in Education include:

  • the psychology, philosophy, sociology or history of education
  • child and adolescent development
  • Maori or Pacific education
  • gender and education
  • adult education.

You can choose to focus on a specific area of education.
 

Undergraduate programmes in Education

You can study Education as a BA major or take elective courses.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in Education will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Education

Education is taught by the Faculty of Education Liberal Arts Programme and can be taken for the Bachelor of Arts.

Programme highlights

  • Ability to choose from a wide range of courses depending on your area of interest
  • Internationally renowned lecturers who are specialists in their field
  • Course material is informed by the latest research in education
  • Opens doors into a wide variety of career opportunities

What you'll learn

You may choose to specialise in an area of Education such as:

  • educational psychology
  • philosophy of education
  • sociology and the history of education
  • child and adolescent development
  • gender and education
  • Mäori or Pasifika education
  • adult education

or you can simply select courses of interest across these specialisations.

Education staff who teach on the BA courses are engaged in cutting-edge research and inquiry within these disciplines. Many are recognised nationally and internationally as the leading researchers in their field. What this means for you is that you will be learning current educational theory and research from those who are contributing to and shaping the new theories and research within these educational disciplines.

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Education as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Education. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Education

For help with degree planning

Drop in to the Arts Students' Centre.