Interested in early childhood but cannot become a qualified teacher… yet?

Are you interested in early childhood but, for whatever reason, cannot see your way to becoming a qualified ECE teacher just yet?  
 
If so, our new Bachelor of Education (ECE) might be for you.   

‘I was living in a rural area with young children when I started my study by distance,’ says Nelson-based, Leader Education Delivery | Kaiarataki matauranga ako, Alison Warren.  
 
‘Our new Bachelor of Education (ECE) would suit someone in a similar position to the one that I was in. Someone who, at least at the moment, cannot commit to study to become a qualified teacher because they cannot study full time or are not able to work at an ECE centre for the 12 hours a week that our Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) requires.   

‘But, by completing our Bachelor of Education (ECE), graduates have the option of going on to becoming a fully qualified teacher via our one-year, Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE), while learning valuable skills that can be applied in both the education and social services sector.’   

Alison says the Bachelor of Education (ECE) might also be of interest to ECE centre managers who are not qualified teachers but would like a better understanding of ECE.   

‘I suppose Te Rito Maioha is best known for its teaching qualifications. The new degree is a bit of a departure for us, but it does offer a wider range of people the opportunity to study with us to enhance their ECE career, or work with family and whanau in the social sector.’   

Te Rito Maioha’s Bachelor of Education (ECE) programme starts in February 2019 and can be studied full-time or part-time.   

For more information, visit our website, phone 0800 244 532 or email studentservices@ecnz.ac.nz.