Bachelor of Education

Student Profile – Helen Morris
Helen chose AUT for her teacher education because it gave her the skills and practical experience she needed. Now she is an early childhood teacher at Poppies Kindergarten in Remuera. Read more of Helen’s story.

Early Childhood Teaching — Mainstream

This mainstream option is designed for students who wish to continue with their early childhood studies in mainstream early childhood centres.

What this option covers

You will continue to develop your knowledge and skills as you extend your understanding of early childhood education and the early childhood teaching national curriculum, Te Whāriki.

Year 3 papers in Early Childhood Teaching (60 credits)

  • Curriculum and Planning V
  • Curriculum and Planning VI
  • Human Development: Theoretical Perspectives.

And 1 of the following:

  • Special Topic: Bilingualism in Early Childhood Education
  • Special Topic: Music and the Visual Arts for Early Years
  • An elective paper.

Career opportunities

  • Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration which is required for employment as a qualified teacher.
  • Teaching in an early childhood centre


Year 1

295200  Taki Haere Mai
295202  ECE Professional Inquiry and Practice I
295113  Human Development and Learning I
295111  Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa New Zealand
295127  Curriculum I: Infants and Toddlers
295114  Whanau/Family and Society
295116  Health and Safety
295128  Curriculum II: The Young Child

Year 2

296263  Professional Inquiry and Practice II
296260  Karanga Mai
296223  Working with Parents as Partners
296266  Curriculum III
296335  Special Topic: Centre Design    OR
296261  Special Topic: Infants and Toddlers   
296238  Curriculum IV
296227  Principles of Learning and Teaching
296243  Childhood Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand

Year 3

297007  ECE Professional Inquiry and Practice III
297333  Research for Teaching
296226  Inclusive Education
297353  Curriculum and Planning V
297332  Human Development and Learning III
297345  Special Topic: Music and the Visual Arts for Early Years OR
297012  Teaching Children from Diverse Ethnicities
297354  Curriculum and Planning VI
297334  Sociopolitical Perspectives in Education

In support of the Treaty of Waitangi, AUT offers Nil Fee Te Reo Māori papers that can be taken as part of a Bachelor of Education at AUT.

Last updated: 18-Jun-2015 1.15pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.