Bachelor of Education ([Specialty] Teaching)

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 22 weeks of teaching placements, so you can get first-hand experience in the workplace and graduate with confidence in your skills.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

  • University Entrance*
  • Must meet Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand requirements**
  • Must meet Vulnerable Children Act requirements
  • Education Council requirements for conduct

*For the purposes of entering an Initial Teacher Education programme, applicants (both domestic and international) must have gained UE through one of: NCEA via level 3 requirements in three subjects from the approved list, University of Cambridge International examinations or International Baccalaureate examinations

**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

Selection criteria

  • Interview, numeracy and literacy competency assessment, CV and experience working with young children

Preferred New Zealand school subjects

Language rich subjects from AUT’s subject list, art and design subjects, languages, mathematics subjects, Dance, Digital Technologies, Drama, Health Education, Physical Education.

English language requirements

All applicants must ensure they meet the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand requirements for English language competency prior to admission to the programme.

Students whose first language is not English must have:

  • IELTS (Academic) with a band score of 7.0 in each component OR
  • A level 7 degree from a New Zealand or Australian University OR
  • Two years of secondary schooling in New Zealand and UE literacy at level 2 NCEA with 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing.

No admission until IELTS scores are evidenced.

Application process

  • Apply to enrol at AUT
  • Provide additional information to the School of Education through:
    • Disclosure form/personal declaration
    • Police clearance authorisation form
    • Two referee reports
  • You will be required to sit a basic numeracy and literacy assessment. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Overseas police certificates must be less than 12 months old at the time the application is lodged

Download application documents

Each semester students complete a teaching placement for three, four or five weeks.

For those interested in Pasifika primary or early childhood teaching, there are papers in Year 1 and 2 that include Pasifika tutorials. Year 3 includes option papers for the Pasifika specialty.

Year 1

In your first year you choose to study teaching for either:

  • Early childhood centres or
  • Primary and intermediate schools

At the end of Year 1 you choose to continue with mainstream teaching or specialise in Pasifika teaching.

All students complete

Early childhood education students complete

Primary teaching students complete

Year 2 and 3

The papers you study in your second and third year depend on the teaching speciality you have chosen - Mainstream Early Childhood Teaching, Mainstream Primary Teaching, Pasifika Early Childhood Teaching or Pasifika Primary Teaching.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3594
Level:
7
Points:
360
Duration:
3 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus / South Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.