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Bachelor of Education in Mainstream Primary Teaching

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

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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. This teacher education degree includes 25 weeks of teaching placements, so you can get first-hand experience in the workplace and graduate with confidence in your skills.

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.

Career opportunities

  • Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration
  • Teaching in a primary or intermediate school

Entry criteria

University Entrance or equivalent.

Preferred New Zealand school subjects

Language rich subjects from AUT’s subject list, art and design subjects, languages, mathematics subjects, Dance, Digital Technologies, Drama, Health Education, Physical Education.

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