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The TER programme is for early childhood teachers who have not gained a full practising certificate. The programme could also be of interest to primary-trained teachers who want to learn more about working in ECE or internationally qualified early childhood teachers who want to learn more about the New Zealand environment.
There is no set weekly early childhood service attendance requirement for this programme, but spending some time in a centre is recommended, especially if you have not worked as a teacher recently.
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The TER programme comprises four 4-week modules over a 20-week period. It comprises three modules of self-directed online learning and one supervised practicum module. There is a break of 1 or 2 weeks between each module.
There are usually two intakes a year in February and July, and the programme must be completed within a year.
The four modules are offered in the sequence below but can be completed out of sequence within 1 year of starting although students can go on hold for up to 1 year.