Pasifika Early Childhood Teaching - Bachelor of Education

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).

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Teaching placements

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.

  • Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration
  • Teaching in a diverse range of early childhood settings, including Pacific centres
  • With experience, management of a Pacific or other early
    childhood centre

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Other specialties in the Bachelor of Education ([Specialty] Teaching)

Key features
  • Prepares you for a career as an early childhood teacher, working with children from 0 to 5 years
  • Focuses on Pacific perspectives on education
  • 22 weeks of teaching placements in Pacific early childhood centres
See yourself as
  • Someone who enjoys working with children
  • Passionate about Pacific communities
  • Caring and compassionate

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