Pasifika Primary Teaching - Bachelor of Education

Want to become a primary or intermediate teacher? Develop the skills to work effectively with Pacific primary or intermediate students.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary Pasifika Teaching) is designed for students of all backgrounds who want to work with Pacific children, bringing an understanding of Pacific perspectives to the New Zealand curriculum.


This is part of the Bachelor of Education ([Specialty] Teaching).

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

In support of the Treaty of Waitangi, AUT offers zero fees te reo Māori papers that can be taken as part of a Bachelor of Education at AUT.

Teaching placements

All students need to complete a number of teaching placements in a diverse range of practicum settings (as prescribed by the Teaching Council). During your placements you work with children between 5 and 12 years in a variety of Pacific primary or intermediate school settings.

This workplace experience helps you become an effective, responsive and reflective teacher and achieve the Teaching Council Graduating Teacher Standards.

  • Graduates will be eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration
  • Teaching in mainstream primary or intermediate schools, centres, particularly those with a high percentage of Pacific students

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

Key features
  • Prepares you for a career as a primary or intermediate teacher
  • Focuses on Pacific perspectives on education
  • Develop the skills to work with children between 5 and 12 years
  • Teaching placements in a range of primary schools
See yourself as
  • Someone who enjoys working with children
  • Passionate about Pacific communities
  • A good listener and communicator
  • Encouraging and caring

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