Prepare yourself for a career in early childhood or primary/intermediate education, and learn from staff who are passionate about teaching.
Teachers play an essential role in motivating, inspiring and educating the people who will go on to shape the future of our society. AUT's education programmes include 24 weeks of teaching placements, so you can get first-hand experience in the workplace and graduate with confidence in your skills.
You can apply for TeachNZ scholarships to support your studies.
Thinking about studying at AUT? Book a time with us to discuss your study options.
*You can't use Discretionary Entrance to gain admission to this programme.
You also need to successfully complete the compliance checks below before you can start your studies:
After you've applied to study at AUT, we will send you a link to explain these Teaching Council requirements you need to meet.
This process can take approximately 6 weeks as some of the compliance checks take time.
*A safety check will be completed to ensure you meet all the requirements as set out in section 31 of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014
** Evidence of English language competency required prior to start of first semester (If you do not meet the criteria set, please contact the School of Education as there may be other options available).
Language rich subjects from AUT’s subject list, art and design subjects, languages, mathematics subjects, Dance, Digital Technologies, Drama, Health Education, Physical Education.
Each semester students complete a teaching placement, as well as the courses below.
In your first year you choose to study teaching for either:
*The course EDUC513 Te Reo Māori and Tikanga I includes a one-day marae wānanga visit with participation required from morning through until late evening.. If you're unable to complete this component, you won't be able to pass this course and subsequently won't meet the requirements for the qualification.
For courses in Year 2 and 3 refer to the page for the Bachelor of Education specialty you're interested in.
Students wishing to have their qualification endorsed with the Pacific specialty will need to complete the following two practicum courses at a Pacific early learning service or primary/intermediate school:
If you want to specialise in working with Pacific students, you also need to complete the following courses:
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.