Certificate in Early Childhood Teaching (Level 6)
The Certificate in Early Childhood Teaching (Level 6) equips students with an in-depth pedagogical knowledge of the major early childhood curriculum areas: language, literacy and the creative arts; mathematics, science and technology; family and community; foundations of leadership in an early childhood context.
Students learn to critically reflect on a variety of aspects that influence the early childhood teaching profession today and how to meaningfully entrench their practice in the founding principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi and Te Whāriki.
AT A GLANCE
Method of learning:
The program is divided into two stages of study. Each stage is a full-time study year of 40 weeks.
|BEd111||Introduction to Early Childhood Education|
|BEd112||Professional Studies 1|
|BEd113||Early Childhood Research 1|
|BEd114||Early Childhood Writing and Research 1|
|BEd121||Play as a Framework for Learning|
|BEd122||Planning and Learning|
|BEd131||Lifespan Studies 1|
|BEd132||Positive Child Guidance|
|BEd141||Te Ao Māori|
|BEd211||Values, Beliefs and Practice|
|BEd212||Professional Studies 2|
|BEd213||Early Childhood Research 2|
|BEd214||Early Childhood Writing and Research 2|
|BEd221||Early Childhood Curriculum 1|
|BEd222||Early Childhood Curriculum 2|
|BEd231||Lifespan Studies 2|
|BEd232||Learning and Behaviour|
|BEd241||Bicultural Education/Matauranga ā Rua|
All students will be required to:
- Engage in online discussions
International students will also be required to:
- Attend tutorials for a minimum of 4 hours per week throughout the program
For more information on the modes listed above, refer to the Modes of learning page
New Zealand Tertiary College qualifications have been designed to link easily into each other, providing you with a flexible range of pathway options into higher level study.
Upon completion of the Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 6) you may be eligible to apply for the following education stream programs. Entry criteria will apply.
You may also be eligible to apply for the following teaching stream program which upon completion results in eligibility to apply for New Zealand Teacher Registration and Provisional Certification. Entry criteria will apply.