Bachelor of Pasifika Education (Early Childhood Teaching)
Study early childhood education through a Pasifika worldview. The programme has been designed around TalanoaLālanga (weaving), a set of Pasifika concepts that draw from diverse Pasifika knowledges, that shaped the content of the papers in the programme.
Anyone who wants to teach Pasifika children, either in mainstream settings or in Pasifika early childhood centres, will be extremely well-prepared through studying this degree which is taught at AUT's South Campus.
The Bachelor of Pasifika Education approaches early childhood teacher education through total immersion into Pasifika knowledge and culture.
This varies from the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) Pasifika major, which consists only of four papers on Pasifika education.
Programme code: AK1003
Duration: 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time
Venue: South Campus
Start date: 2 March 2015
- University Entrance
- All applicants must ensure they meet the New Zealand Teachers Council requirements for English Language Proficiency prior to admission to the programme. The requirements changed on 1 January 2015. View the new requirements. The IELTS test (academic version) score required is 7.0 (or above) in all bands.
- You also need to meet the New Zealand Teachers Council requirements of good character, which is assessed in the process below:
- Apply to enrol at AUT University.
- Provide additional information to the School of Education through the following supplementary forms:
- You will be required to sit a basic numeracy and literacy assessment. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview.
Structure and content
The programme has a strong themed approach to preparing teachers in 3 particular areas which are introduced in Year 1 and revisited in Years 2 and 3 in increasing depth and complexity.
These are the Poto: Professional Inquiry and Practice papers (which include a 3-5 week practicum teaching experience each semester), the Ako mo e 'ilo: Curriculum papers and the KoloaAotearoa: Indigenous and Migrant Education papers. In addition, papers specific to early childhood practice are included in the programme.
295401 Poto: Professional Inquiry and Practice I
295402 Poto: Professional Inquiry and Practice II
295403 Ako mo e 'Ilo I: ECE Curriculum I
295404 KoloaAotearoa: Indigenous and Migrant Education I
295405 Fonua I: Human Development
295406 Mo'uiMāfana: Health and Safety in Early Childhood Education
295407 Tupu'anga: Historical Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
296401 Poto'i: Professional Inquiry and Practice III
296402 Poto'i: Professional Inquiry and Practice IV
296403 Ako'i mo e 'Ilo'i: ECE Curriculum II
296404 FakakoloaAotearoa: Indigenous and Migrant Education II
296405 Fonua II: Human Development
296406 Kāinga: ECE, Families and Communities
296407 Tatala: Governance and Management in Early Childhood Education
297401 Fakapotopoto: Professional Inquiry and Practice V
297402 Fakapotopoto: Professional Inquiry and Practice VI
297403 Fakaako mo e faka'ilo III: Early Childhood Education Curriculum III
297404 Koloa'iaAotearoa: Indigenous and Migrant Education III
297405 'Etau Ngāahi Lea: Our Languages
297406 Toutai: Research Methodologies
- Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration with the New Zealand Teachers Council
- Gain teaching positions in Pasifika early childhood centres
- Gain teaching positions in mainstream early childhood centres.
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 Pasifika Education at AUT.
Last updated: 29-Jan-2015 9.26am
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.