Ready to set yourself up with the skills to start your career in early childhood teaching?
This Bachelor’s degree prepares you to work as a trained teacher in early childhood education settings.
You'll gain the competency, knowledge and skills to be able to apply for your teacher registration. You learn about the principles of the national early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, and how to incorporate these into teaching and learning. You also deepen your understanding of child development, cultural diversity and individual curriculum areas, as well as the process of research and reflection to inform teaching practice.
Biculturalism is embedded into the course and during the three years you build on your understanding and appreciation of the concepts of te ao Māori (Māori world view) and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge).
As part of the course you spend time working at an early childhood centre – we find the placements for you! With supervision from qualified teachers you develop your confidence in planning for, and documenting, children’s learning, and prepare yourself for professional practice.
Our graduates are in demand, and enthusiastic, motivated students often get job offers following their placements.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Bachelor of Early Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako Kōhungahunga
Additional qualifications included:
- Diploma in Early Childhood Education
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3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
If you have already completed the Diploma in Early Childhood Education, you can finish this course in two years.
Part-time study available
|Indicative Fees||$6,000 - $6,700 per year for domestic students View full fees information|
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- Application for registration as a teacher in early childhood education.
Topics you'll cover
- Ngā Ritenga Tahi: Professional Practice 1
- Te Whakatakinga Marautanga: Introduction to Curriculum
- Te Aronga Rangahau: Introduction to Research
- Ngā Kōhungahunga: Infants and Toddlers
- Ngā Ritenga Rua: Professional Practice 2
- Ngā Rereketanga-Ahurea: Diversity
- Te Reo me ōna Piringa: Language and Literacy
- Te Puawai
- Te Horopaki Akoranga Kohungahunga: The Context of Early Childhood Education
- Ngā Ritenga Toru: Professional Practice 3
- Putaiao/Hangarau: Science and Technology
- Ngā Mahi Toi: The Arts
- Te Takoto o te Hāpori Whānui: Outdoor and Community Environments
- Te Kawa o te Marae
- Te Puawai 2
- Te Kaihautu Mātanga hei Kairangahau: The Professional Practitioner as a Researcher
- Ngā Ritenga Whakaako: Professional Practice 4
- Aromatawai: Assessment and Planning
- Pangarau: Mathematics
- Te Ture Pāpori-Kotahitanga: Social Justice and Inclusion
- Rangahau 2: Practice Based Research
- Te Puawai 3
|Indicative Fees||$6,000 - $6,700 per year for domestic students|
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The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and 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.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the 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
- You must be 17 years old or older;
- If you are under 20 years old you must meet academic requirements for New Zealand University Entrance or equivalent, AND have four NCEA Level 2 (or higher) credits in both reading and writing;
- You must have evidence of academic ability (success at NZQA Level 4 or equivalent) and ability to succeed. This may be demonstrated through personal references or testimonials of life and work experience; AND
- You are required to pass a literacy and numeracy test or provide other evidence demonstrating ability to NCEA Level 2 or equivalent in literacy and numeracy.
- submit and pass a police check and declare any criminal convictions before enrolment, AND
- provide two character references
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.
English language requirements
You must have an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 with no band less than 7.0 (Academic).
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- If you have already completed the Diploma in Early Childhood Education, you can finish this course in two years.
- Part-time study available