School of Education

Teaching is a profession where you can truly transform lives. Making a positive difference to students of all ages is both rewarding and challenging. As a teacher you are at the heart of creating robust communities and a vibrant society.

People deserve high-quality teaching at any level. Whether you’re starting out in education or a teacher wanting opportunities for professional development, the School of Education has an exceptional teacher education programme for you. Our courses specialise in a dynamic blend of on-campus study, hands-on learning and online learning.

Qualified early childhood teachers are in demand. With a qualification from Manukau Institute of Technology, you’ll be ready to start teaching from Day One. On the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), a large chunk of your time is spent in early childhood centres, giving you the maximum opportunity to develop real teaching skills and put your academic knowledge to work in different settings.

We deliver professional development for adult educators and tertiary teachers too. At MIT we offer national certificates that address the government’s aim of having all adult educators equipped with a recognised qualification in adult literacy and numeracy. Training adults in literacy and numeracy is a growing area, essential to a competitive and skilled workforce and strong communities. We have courses for tertiary teachers who want to keep on top of current issues in education as well as courses for educational support workers.

Our highly skilled teaching team has many years of practical teaching experience and an in-depth knowledge of the education system. Many are active researchers who keep up-to-date with the latest developments in New Zealand and overseas, plus they have strong links to the wider educational community.

We give you all the support you need to succeed. We provide a friendly, encouraging learning environment and promote the values of professionalism, self-motivation, diversity, community, collaboration, empowerment and creativity.

Teaching is an enriching career that can offer flexibility, immense job satisfaction, a wide range of prospects. If you want a career where no two days are the same, where you can help others and where you can positively interact with all kinds of people, then join us today.