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.
*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
Language rich subjects from AUT’s subject list, art and design subjects, languages, mathematics subjects, Dance, Digital Technologies, Drama, Health Education, Physical Education.
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:
(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.
(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.
In your first year you choose to study teaching for either:
At the end of Year 1 you choose to continue with mainstream teaching or specialise in Pasifika teaching.
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.
15 Jul 2019
24 Feb 2020
13 Jul 2020
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.