This programme is taught online. Any block courses, field-based requirements or practicum for this programme will not be taking place and alternative options will be made available when appropriate during any COVID-19 pandemic lock-down periods.
Become an early childhood education teacher. Study with Te Rito Maioha and make a difference to the lives of New Zealand’s youngest tamariki.
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Our Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) gives you the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to begin your career in ECE.
The 3-year Level 7 programme blends online and face-to-face learning with practical experience in an early childhood setting to prepare you for work as an ECE teacher and your registration as a teacher.
If you would like to study for the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) over more than 3 years, you can request to study part-time as long as you complete the programme within 6 years.
Te ara tuku
You will study 12 30-credit courses over 3 years. There are two semesters a year, and both are 18 weeks long.
Weekly requirements include:
• approximately 4.5 hours of online engagement
• 12 hours of practice in a licensed early childhood centre (supervised by a registered teacher)
• an average of 15 hours of independent study.
In addition to supervised practice in your home early childhood service, you will need to complete a teaching practicum in a different setting during each year of the programme.
There will be four face-to-face block courses, including one noho marae, for a total of 10 days each year.
Face-to-face block courses take place across New Zealand. Block courses are usually held at our 11 regional bases, however, regional block courses are number dependent.