Want to find out more about our teaching, social work, counselling or postgraduate programmes? Not sure you have all you need to apply for a programme? Not sure how to apply?
BTI's Prospectus has information on programmes and how to apply, as well as details of the NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation for those who are new to study or want a six-month grounding in tertiary study principles.
We offer postgraduate leadership programmes and the prospectus gives an introduction to these as well.
Published May/June 2020
Teachers Training College, Thai-Burmese border E-Book
At BTI, we are passionate about making a positive difference in the world. Our educators, students and graduates live out this commitment in many ways in their individual careers and personal lives - but from time to time, an opportunity comes along for BTI to serve offshore.
In 2012, BTI in partnership with the Australian organisation Effective Aid International (EAI) supported the commencement of a two year programme of preparation for teaching course on the Thai-Burmese border. Initially this programme was located in the Mae La Refugee Camp and then after one year it was re-established in a nearby village called Noh Boh. The student-teachers who have participated in the programme have come from Burma (also known as Myanmar) mainly because of economic hardships and the effects of the ethnic civil war between the Karen people and the Burmese army.
This E-book not only provides an illustrated overview of the teacher training programme but also provides an authentic insight into some of the student-teachers’ lives who have graduated from the two-year course. It is hoped their experiences will encourage others who are facing similar challenges in their lives.
BTI Highlights 2018
BTI's newest publication presents the 'Highlights' of 2018. Inside, you will read about some of our milestones, celebrations and events during the year - many of which we have shared together. We hope that the visual representations and stories will serve as a keepsake for those that graduated in 2018, those who attended our 25 year celebrations and for those who have walked side by side with us throughout the year.
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Inspiring Stories from BTI Alumni - E-Book
As part of BTI's 25th anniversary this year we reached out to our Alumni and asked them to tell us their story. We wanted to learn about what post-graduation life looked like for our graduates, where they have been and what they have done since graduating. This e-book features over 30 inspiring stories from some of our Teacher Education graduates.
"BTI has a rich history of 25 years of graduates, of which these are only a slice. But there are many others who are impacting lives, as their own lives were impacted by their experience of BTI. I commend this publication to you; you will find it moving and encouraging. I especially thank Alaster Gibson and Janette Blake for their dedication in compiling and editing it, and to all BTI staff, past and present, who have given of who they are to develop graduates for influential service" Dr Andrew Butcher CEO & Dean
Published October 2018
Conference E-Book of Peer Reviewed Papers
We have produced an e-book of 12 peer reviewed papers submitted for our 2018 International Conference for Christian Educators. The papers include Early Childhood, School and Tertiary educational contexts. The topics covered include stories of transformation, innovative research, and biblical teaching on leadership. Some articles specifically engage with important current issues such as empathy, neurodiversity, digital technology, and the performing arts. The e-book also includes an editorial on the conference theme of ‘Modelling Christ’s love and hope within professional practice.’
We hope you will enjoy reading our conference e-book.
Published April 2018
Forward Magazine was published annually between 2011 and 2016. There six issues available covering a range of topics Read our Forward Magazines.
The surprising benefits of online study, Passionate Teachers Lighting The Way, A Social Work Degree With A Difference, How To Thrive As A Secondary Teacher, Should Bullies Be Allowed To Stay In School, ICT In Teaching & Learning, The Transformational Power Of Online Teaching, Maori Men Making Their Mark, Social Change: A Work In Progress, Spirituality and Social Work, Character in Action, A week in the Life of a Newly Graduated Teacher from our Mission Programme on the Thai/Burmese Border, Leap of Faith: First Step to Learning Journey.
Published 2011 - 2016
This series of journals represents the work undertaken by student teachers during their third year of study in the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) programme at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI) and is the result of work submitted for one of the assignments for the course, Education for a Sustainable Future.
The focus of this series of resources is to provide educational articles for students, teachers and schools related to educating children for a sustainable future. It includes consideration of the socio-cultural, historical and political values and practices that underlie living sustainably. In keeping with BTI’s special character, it recognises the biblical commitment towards stewardship, justice and love. Read Inspire