Bachelor of Pasifika Education (Early Childhood Teaching)
Study early childhood education through a Pacific world view. The Bachelor of Pasifika Education has been designed around Talanoa Lālanga (weaving); concepts that draw on diverse Pacific knowledge. It's great preparation if you want to teach Pacific children, either in mainstream settings or in Pacific early childhood centres.
All papers specifically relate to Pacific education. This is different from the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) Pasifika major, which has only four papers on Pacific education.
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: 29 February 2016
- 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 focuses on appropriate teaching practice for Pacific early childhood communities. These practices are introduced in Year 1 and revisited in Years 2 and 3 in increasing complexity.
As part of your study you complete two three-week practicums in Year 1 and two four-week practicums in Year 2. You also complete two five-week placements in a Pacific early childhood centre in Year 3.
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 Education Council of Aoteraoa New Zealand (EDUCANZ)
- Gain teaching positions in Pasifika early childhood centres
- Gain teaching positions in management of early childhood centres.
Last updated: 26-May-2015 1.31pm
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