Turn your passion for educating children into a career in teaching. Engage in an informed way with these young people as they enthusiastically explore learning. As a graduate of this programme you'll have the understanding, skills and academic requirements to be an early childhood or primary teacher. You'll be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Education Council.
Programme code: AK3594
Duration: 3 years full-time / up to 6 years part-time
Venue: North Campus / South Campus
Start date: North Campus: 26 February 2018 / 16 July 2018
South Campus: 26 February 2018
Academic entry requirements for the Certificate in [Specialty] Education and Bachelor of Education[Specialty] Teaching programmes at AUT
For the purposes of entering an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme, applicants (both Domestic and International) must have gained UE through one of the following:
All applicants who have English as their second language will need to provide evidence of their English language proficiency.
When you enter the Bachelor of Education, you choose to specialise in Early Childhood Teaching, or Primary Teaching:
From Year 2, you will further specialise in Mainstream or Pasifika teaching.
Early Childhood Teaching specialisations:
Primary Teaching specialisations:
Montessori and Steiner
Whilst we do not offer specialisations in Montessori and Steiner, students will be able to choose papers in Montessori and Steiner philosophies in Year 3.
Each semester students complete a teaching placement for three, four or five weeks.
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, Pasifika). 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:
Read about studying to be a teacher on the Education Council website.
Last updated: 15-Aug-2017 3.16pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.