Te Tohu Paetahi Ako: Bachelor of Education - Teaching
I loved the experience of studying in this programme. I felt at home at Awanuiārangi. The wānanga incorporates te reo and tikanga Māori and I felt a connection to all of the papers because of the inclusion of Māori pedagogy.
The lecturers are amazing. They know exactly what it takes to be teachers in early childhood and primary schools. Being able to learn online and through block learning was so much more efficient for me as a working Māmā of three tamariki. I was able to work, look after my tamariki and gain a degree at the same time. It was hard work, but worth it. You learn so much more when you're having fun, and with the lecturers and your classmates, you can achieve together. We supported each other to get over the line.
Practicum (classroom experience) was a challenge, yet I learned so much on my three practicum. Completing this degree was definitely a milestone. I feel like I can attain whatever I put my mind to, and I am confident in my teaching skills. I am studying for a Master of Indigenous Studies now, and I’m learning so much more. I love it!
Kimihia he huarahi ako
What can you study?
Te Tohu Paetahi Ako: Bachelor of Education (Teaching)
Early Years and Primary Teaching degree students gain experience in centres and primary schools from their first year of study. They complete a six-week practicum in their first year, a six-week practicum in their second year and a eight-week practicum in their third year. As well as the undergraduate degree in teaching as a Early Years major or a Primary major, there are also postgraduate pathways into Master degrees.