Teaching – Primary

Primary Teaching is about training as a primary school teacher.

Primary school is where kids achieve, amongst other things, basic literacy and numeracy and participate in physical education.

Training as a primary school teacher involves learning about how children learn, teaching methods and classroom management techniques.

This usually includes teaching experience (with real students!).

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!) and registration.

  • Primary school teacher
  • Steiner primary school teacher
  • Montessori primary school teacher
  • Pacifica primary school teacher
  • Bilingual primary school teacher
  • Special education primary school teacher
  • Education policy analyst
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

150% of national
median earnings


Employment

79%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
13%
Further study
7%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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