A 3-year, full-time Level 7 Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) programme consisting of 12 papers leading to a qualification that is approved for teacher registration.
Applications close 1 December for study beginning early 2018.
- The programme equips early childhood teachers with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to make a real difference to the lives of infants, toddlers and young children in New Zealand.
- A mid-year intake (July) is also available.
- Centre-based programme (earn and learn!).
The Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) is a Level 7 qualification approved by NZQA and the Education Council. It equips early childhood teachers with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to make a real difference to the lives of infants, toddlers and young children.
With our Flexi-learn programme, you can be based anywhere in New Zealand. You’ll come together for a mix of local and regional block courses totaling 10 days spread throughout each year.
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This programme is centre-based, which means you can continue to earn while you learn and put new learning into practice in your ECE centre every week.
With our Flexi-learn programme, you can be based anywhere in New Zealand. You will learn online and connect with students from right across New Zealand through our easy to use eLearning website.
You will also come together for a mix of local and regional block courses totalling 10 days spread throughout each year. Attend face-to-face local block courses in your area 2–4 times a year*. Where there are not enough enrolments in an area, the local block course will be at your next nearest teaching location.
Please note that the locations of these block courses are dependent on student numbers
EACH SEMESTER IS 18 WEEKS IN LENGTH. THERE ARE TWO SEMESTERS PER YEAR.
* Students attend three local block courses in stage 1 and two in stages 2 and 3.
Local block courses (2-3 per year) will be held in each of our 11 teaching locations where there are sufficient student numbers. See below indicative block course dates for BTch(ECE) stage 1.
Students wishing to study the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) over more than three years can request to study part-time as long as the programme is completed in six years. Contact us for more details.
Online resources are available to support your study through our easily navigated online teaching and learning platform Pou Manawa Akoranga.
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The degree is comprised of twelve 30 credit papers that integrate curriculum knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and te reo me ona tikanga Māori.
Applicants must have work experience in ECE and be able to study at tertiary level.
Weekly requirements on this full-time programme include:
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We offer competitive pricing for students on our degree programme.
A range of scholarships are available to domestic ECNZ students
You are eligible for a student loan and/or allowance if you are a New Zealand citizen, or have permanent residency, and meet StudyLink criteria.
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