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Top Scholar Appointed to Lead BTI into the Future

Top Scholar Appointed to Lead BTI into the Future

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI) will have a new leader at its helm from December this year, with the recent appointment of Dr Andrew Butcher to the role of CEO and Dean.
BTI Celebrates Master’s Graduates

BTI Celebrates Master’s Graduates

The first cohort of students to complete the Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI) Master of Professional Practice degree were applauded at a milestone graduation event on May 13.
First BTI Social Work Graduates Celebrate Successful Employment

First BTI Social Work Graduates Celebrate Successful Employment

Among the recent 90-plus BTI graduates wearing blue and gold regalia representing teaching and counselling degrees and diplomas were five graduates wearing green. The new colour represents the very first cohort of students to graduate from BTI’s Bachelor of Social Work degree programme, which began in 2012. And each of the five have found employment as social workers immediately after completing their study.

BTI Students Awarded TeachNZ Kupe Scholarships

Two of the thirty 2015 TeachNZ Kupe Scholarships have been awarded to BTI students Nikola Patrik (Primary) and Richard Apanui (Secondary).
BTI Celebrates NZQA Approval to Deliver Postgraduate Qualifications

BTI Celebrates NZQA Approval to Deliver Postgraduate Qualifications

2014 is a year that BTI will remember for quite some time to come. Not only is it their coming of age – 21 this year; it is also the year in which NQZA gave approval for BTI to deliver two new qualifications: the Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Practice and the Master of Professional Practice.

Growing Great Hearts and Minds For Over 20 Years

Cast your mind back 20 years and you may remember Bill Clinton becoming the 42nd President of the USA, Winston Peters launching the New Zealand First party or even Buckingham Palace opening its doors to the public for the first time. However, in the small town of Bethlehem, Tauranga, the exciting news of the day was that a new tertiary provider had been born! 

2013 Marks 20 years for BTI

BTI began as Bethlehem Teachers College in 1993 with one full-time lecturer and 15 students. In 2013, BTI has 450 students throughout New Zealand, Australia, Tonga and Thailand, 40 permanent staff and more than a dozen programmes across counselling, social work and all spheres of teacher education.  

 

BTI to Aid Teachers From Burma

BTI to Aid Teachers From Burma

Graham Cook, who recently graduated with a primary teaching degree from Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI), is travelling to Thailand to spend 6 months in refugee camps as BTI’s on- the-ground representative.  

Social Work Degree Approval for BTI

As a result of requests from faith-based social work agencies across New Zealand, and in partnership with them, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI) has developed a Bachelor of Social Work programme that has been given approval by NQZA and the Social Work Registration Board.  

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute Continues Graduate Success

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI) graduates have a high placement rate in their chosen fields, and this looks set to continue in 2011. 

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