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.
*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
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 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:
No admission until IELTS scores are evidenced.
Overseas police certificates must be less than 12 months old at the time the application is lodged
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.
16 Jul 2018
25 Feb 2019
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.