Great Hearts + Minds
Located in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty, and approved by NZQA, the New Zealand Teachers Council and the Social Workers Registration Board, BTI is highly regarded by students, alumni, schools, ECE centres and agencies for providing high quality biblically-based diplomas, degrees and graduate diploma qualifications in early childhood education, primary & secondary teaching, counselling and social work.
Driven by our Christian faith, we foster a strong sense of community that is enjoyed by students and staff alike. We teach in small groups, onsite or by distance, and students have open access to research active teaching staff, 6 of whom are Ph'Ds. This means that unlike the majority of large universities and polytechnics, we really get to know you.
Our motto here is "GREAT HEARTS + MINDS."
This motto sums up our dedication to both personal and professional growth; our belief that we can inspire and encourage people to grow holistically as well as academically. Stretching our students toward excellence in their chosen field is a high priority and developing the "whole person" as an integral part of that process is really important to us.
This approach makes our graduates stand out from the crowd, be different, and, most importantly, make a difference in the lives of others.
BTI is a member of Independent Tertiary Institutions and is part of the Christian Education Trust group of companies that includes Bethlehem College, Bay of Plenty English Language School and Bethlehem Early Learning Centres.
NZQA rates BTI confident for educational performance and confident in self-assessment capability.