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: 3 March 2014
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 Practice, Teaching and Inquiry III
296402 Poto'i: Professional Inquiry and Practice IV
296403 Ako mo e 'Ilo: 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
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.