Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to be an effective early childhood teacher working with Pacific children.
There’s a growing need for more qualified early childhood teachers who have an understanding of Pacific perspectives on education. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Pasifika Teaching) is designed for people of all ethnic backgrounds who have an interest in Pacific early childhood centres or teaching Pacific children in mainstream centres.
This is part of the Bachelor of Education ([Specialty] Teaching).
All students need to complete a number of teaching placements in a diverse range of practicum centres (as prescribed by the Teaching Council). The centres are mainly based in Auckland and include Pacific Island language nests, early childhood education and full daycare centres, kindergartens, community-based preschool facilities with a focus on Pacific teaching settings.
As part of your placements you work with children from 0-5 years in different settings over your three years of study. For many students this workplace experience is the highlight of the degree.
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