AUT - Bachelor of Education overview

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Bachelor of Education overview

Develop the skills, knowledge and values you need to be an effective teacher in the 21st century. Be responsive to the learning needs of the next generation and be a part of changing the future!
  • Specialise in Primary Teaching or Early Childhood Teaching from Year 1.
  • Further specialise in Mainstream, Steiner, Montessori or Pasifika teaching in Year 3.
  • Learn practical teaching strategies based on sound research.
  • Gain invaluable workplace experience while you study with regular teaching placements.
  • Develop a holistic view of the child, and an understanding of the role of family, culture and New Zealand society on human development.
  • Be responsive to the learning needs of the next generation and help shape the future.

Programme code: AK3594
Level: 7
Points: 360
Duration: 3 years full-time / up to 6 years part-time
Venue: North Shore Campus
Start date: 2 March 2015 and 20 July 2015 (Early Childhood Teaching only)

Entry requirements

  • University Entrance
  • English language level if required: IELTS level 7.0 (academic) overall or higher in all bands. Exemptions apply to:
    • Those with two years of secondary schooling in New Zealand, who have met the University Entrance literacy requirements
    • Degree graduates from a New Zealand or Australian tertiary education organisation whose medium of instruction was fully in English.
  • You also need to meet the New Zealand Teachers Council requirements.

Application process

  1. Apply to enrol at AUT University.
  2. Provide additional information to the School of Education through the following supplementary forms:
  3. You will be required to sit a basic numeracy and literacy assessment. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Application process for this programme

Specialisations

When you enter the Bachelor of Education, you choose to specialise in Early Childhood Teaching, or Primary Teaching:

In Year 3, you will further specialise in Mainstream, Montessori, Pasifika or Steiner teaching.

Early Childhood Teaching specialisations:

Primary Teaching specialisations:

Content and structure

Each semester students complete a teaching placement for three, four or five weeks.

Year 1

Students specialising in Early Childhood Teaching will study from a range of areas:

  • Early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Health and safety
  • Human development and learning
  • Infants, toddlers and young children
  • Professional Inquiry and Practice
  • Whānau/family and society.

Students specialising in Primary Teaching will study from the following areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Inquiry and Practice
  • Whānau/family and society.

PLUS
Two other curriculum areas taught in primary school

Year 2

In the second year, students who have chosen an Early Childhood specialisation will learn about the principles of Te Whāriki (the Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum policy statement), along with the concept of inclusive education.

Human development is further explained and the psychological wellbeing of a child is explored as a critical issue of early childhood education.

Students who have elected to study primary teaching will take a range of subjects that are taught in primary schools, from Mathematics and Technology to Arts and Reading.

Students will learn about critical issues in education and inclusive education principles.

Year 3

In the final year students specialise in an area of their choice (Early Childhood or Primary, Montessori, Pasifika or Steiner). ECE students will take one special topic paper and an elective paper or two special topic papers.

Career opportunities

The qualification equips students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to be effective teachers in:

  • Early childhood centres
  • Primary schools
  • Intermediate schools
Last updated: 08-Oct-2014 12.36pm

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

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