Have a passion for working with young children and helping them to reach their potential? AUT University offers a variety of courses help you become a successful early childhood teacher.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Education degree will have the character, understanding and skills to be effective teachers, and will be eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration upon successful completion of their degree.
Students who complete Montessori, Steiner, or Pasifika studies are enabled to work in these specialised education settings.
"Working with the children is stimulating, creative, challenging and fun. No two days are the same."
Lia Nokes chose to study for her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) at AUT because it provided a degree in early childhood education that was recognised by the Kindergarten Association.
She says the classes were structured in a way that made it easy for her to study around her young family. After completing her degree, Lia was offered her dream job as a teacher at Belmont/Bayswater Kindergarten in Auckland.
"This job is everything I dreamed it would be and more," she says. "I find working with the children stimulating, creative, challenging and fun. No two days are the same."
"I love the children; working with the parents; working in a small team; working within a big umbrella group of the Auckland Kindergarten Association and working with the community. It's very stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding."