This mainstream option is designed for students who wish to continue with their early childhood studies in mainstream early childhood centres.
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)
And 1 of the following:
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
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
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.
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