NOTE: BEd (Primary Teaching) is not open to applications for a mid-year intake.
Programme code: AK3594
Duration: 3 years full-time / up to 6 years part-time
Venue: North Shore Campus
Start date: 21 July 2014 (BEd — Early Childhood Teaching only)
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:
Each semester students complete a teaching placement for three, four or five weeks.
Students specialising in Early Childhood Teaching will study from a range of areas:
Students specialising in Primary Teaching will study from the following areas:
Two other curriculum areas taught in primary school
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.
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.
The qualification equips students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to be effective teachers in: