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.

You can apply for TeachNZ scholarships to support your studies.

TeachNZ website

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

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

*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

International student entry requirements

Selection criteria

  • Interview, numeracy and literacy competency assessment, referee and police check, personal declaration.

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 Teaching 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 approved equivalent) OR
  • A level 7 degree from an approved English speaking country 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.

(If you do not meet the above criteria please contact the School of Education as there may be other options available)

No admission until IELTS scores are evidenced.

English language requirements for initial teacher education programmes

Application process

  • Apply to enrol at AUT
  • The School of Education will contact you to sit a basic numeracy and literacy assessment, book an interview time and complete the compliance documentation (including police and referee checks) as required by the Teaching Council.

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

Admission to an Initial Teacher Education programme can take approximately 6 weeks to complete due to delays in police clearance procedures and the return of referee reports, therefore we would strongly recommend you consider this timeframe when applying.

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:

15 Jul 2019

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$6,120 - $6,782
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$28,365
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may vary from the figure stated.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019 the fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

Scholarships at AUT

Leanne Mato
Stacey Rowe
Daryl Young

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