Primary Teaching - Bachelor of Education

Passionate about working with children between 5 and 12 years? Develop the skills to become a teacher in primary or intermediate schools.

If you want to become a primary or intermediate school teacher, the Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) provides you with the skills to teach in primary teaching settings.

If you want to specialise in working with Pacific children, you can complete your practicum courses at a Pacific school, and study courses that develop your skills to be an effective primary or intermediate teacher working with Pacific children.

*Changes to this programme are currently subject to CUAP approval


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

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Option courses you can include in Year 3

And

*Students who complete the courses marked * with their practicum courses at a Pacific school can have their qualification endorsed with the Pacific specialty. These courses will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to be an effective primary or intermediate teacher working with Pacific children.

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 primary and intermediate schools.

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

  • Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration
  • Teaching in a primary or intermediate school
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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
  • Develop the skills to work with children between 5 and 12 years
  • 24 weeks of teaching placements as part of your degree
  • Focus on reflection to enhance your teaching
See yourself as
  • Someone who enjoys interacting with children
  • Making difficult topics easy to understand
  • Nurturing and attentive
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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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