Do you have a degree in any field or a diploma in teaching (primary or secondary) but need a career change?
If you are a fluent speaker of te reo Māori, Toi Ohomai’s bilingual option could be perfect for you, and is the only one of its kind in New Zealand.
You will become qualified to work with children, whānau and colleagues in bilingual and immersion settings.
You'll gain the knowledge and skills to become a critically reflective, registered early childhood teacher who is passionate about working with young children.
There is a great mix of theory and practical on this course. You'll spend time at an early childhood centre where you'll get to integrate your new knowledge with professional practice.
As well, independent research projects teach you to hone your critical thinking skills and deepen your understanding and commitment to language, culture and identity as being the foundation of children’s learning.
Turn your desire to work with children into an exciting, challenging and highly rewarding career. Right now there's a shortage of high quality, trained teachers in early childhood so you'll be in hot demand.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (Bilingual)
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1.5 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Part-time study available
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- Registered early childhood education teacher, leader or manager in an early childhood setting
- Bilingual or total immersion teacher
- Resource teacher
- Education advisor
- Curriculum advisor/developer
- Policy analyst/advisor
- Professional development and in-service teacher educator
- Centre manager/supervisor/team leader
- Curriculum leader
- Māori or te reo Māori education initiator
Topics you'll cover
- The Professional Practitioner: Te Tohunga
- Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood Education Curriculum studies in Aotearoa New Zealand: Whakaako me te Ako: Te Akoranga Marautanga o te Mātauranga Kōhungahunga i Aotearoa
- Practicum 1: Integrating theory with practice and practice with theory (Bilingual): Whakangungu 1: Te whātahi ariā ki te whakangungu me te whātahi whakangungu ki te aria (Reorua)
- Practicum 2: Sustaining Evidence-based Practice (Bilingual): Whakangungu 2: He Tohu Taunakitanga o te Whakangungu (Reorua)
- Contexts and Challenges in Early Childhood Education: Ngā Horopaki me ngā Wero i te Mātauranga Kōhungahunga
- Practitioner Research in Early Childhood Education Settings (Bilingual): Te Rangahau a te Tohunga i taiao o te Mātauranga Kōhungahunga (Reorua)
|Indicative Fees *||Approx. $9,595 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
Take advantage of our early bird fees for your 2021 study. Enrol by 31 December 2020 and you’ll pay the 2020 tuition fees. Conditions apply.*
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Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
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Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
- Two satisfactory character references are required and must address the NZTC Good Character and Fit to be a Teacher Policy 2007. These should be from persons in positions of trust or responsibility such as an employer or pastor. References from family, friends or work colleagues will not be accepted.
- Two forms of identity.
- Satisfactory participation in an entry (online) interview, including literacy and numeracy competency will be required.
- Candidates undertaking a safety check consistent with the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
- Bachelor’s degree at level 7 consisting of at least 360 credits*; or
- Bachelor Honours’ degree at level 8 consisting of at least 480 credits*; or
- Master’s degree at level 9 consisting of at least 240 credits*
An International Qualification Assessment (IQA) report from NZQA must be obtained for overseas qualification. To apply, please visit https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/international-qualifi….
*In addition, students must have attained a B average grade or above during the course of their study or in their final year of study.
English Language Requirements
IELTS Academic score of 7.0 in all bands or PTE (Academic) score of 65 in all bands or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by the Teaching Council of New Zealand. You can meet the requirements through using the results from more than one test (Results must have been achieved within last two years).
- All students will be required to provide a signed consent form allowing Toi Ohomai to check the applicant’s record of convictions on entry, during and prior to completing the programme.
- Applicants will only be allowed to go on practicum after the Police check is processed.
- ALL applicants with ANY convictions will be required to attend an interview with the Associate Dean Education and may be declined entry depending on the severity, recency, age at offending and pattern of offending.
The Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health, Education and Environment shall approve every candidate selected for the Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Tohu Paerua o te Whakaako i te Mātauranga Kōhungahunga programme.
Bilingual Academic Requirements
- hold a NCEA Level 3 or above Te Reo Māori Rangatira Achievement Standards approved for University Entrance 14 subject credit requirements across Reading and Writing, OR
- a relevant qualification in te reo Māori either at Level 5 or 6 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), OR
- a level of reading and writing in te reo Māori comparable to one of the above two standards assessed under examination conditions.
You'll be required to pass an oral and written assessment in te reo Māori.
Literacy and Numeracy
Applicants will be required to pass a literacy and numeracy test.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
In consultation with department staff, the Faculty Leader shall approve every applicant selected.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 5 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1.5 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Part-time study available