Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
This qualification prepares students for a rewarding career in the field of early childhood teaching. NZTC students gain the skills and knowledge needed to practice with confidence in a diverse socio-cultural context and are eligible to apply for New Zealand teacher registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
AT A GLANCE
Method of learning:
Duration: 3 years
Graduates are eligible to apply for
NZ Teacher Registration
and Provisional Certification
|EC531||Becoming a Professional Early Childhood Teacher|
|EC532||Holistic Development in the Early Years|
|EC533||Early Years Pedagogy|
|EC534||Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Education|
|EC535||Assessment, Planning and Teaching|
|EC536||Social Competence in Early Childhood|
|EC595||Field Practice 1|
|EC631||Language, Literacy and the Creative Arts|
|EC632||Infants and Toddlers|
|EC731||Tiriti-Based Early Childhood Education|
|EC633||Mathematics, Science and Technology|
|EC634||Families, Community and Society|
|EC635||Growing Teachers as Leaders|
|EC695||Field Practice 2|
|EC733||Teachers as Leaders|
|EC734||Inclusive Early Childhood Education|
|EC735||Intentional Teaching for Learning|
|EC737||Teaching as Inquiry|
|EC738||Culminating Integrative Assessment|
|EC742||The Ethical Teacher|
|EC795||Field Practice 3|
All students will be required to:
- Attend two Block Courses each year. Block Courses are an opportunity for networking, teaching and learning. They are conducted by NZTC lecturers, and focus on topics relevant to the field of early childhood education
- In addition to Field Practice, students are required to undertake work experience (paid or voluntary) in a licensed early childhood centre for a minimum of 16 hours per week throughout the program
- Engage in online discussions.
International students are also required to attend compulsory tutorials throughout the program
All students will be required to complete 120 days of full-time Field Practice during the course of the degree program. This will consist of a minimum of two four-week placements in each Stage. In Stage 1, 40 days may occur in a Home Centre, and in each subsequent stage, 20 days may be completed in the Home Centre and 20 days must be completed in the Out-of-Home centre.
This mode of learning blends the flexibility of online learning with workplace learning and practical experience. All students have access to NZTC Online for learning including course materials, research and support materials, and assessment submission and return, while learning in their workplace.
Refer to the Study dates 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 Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) you may be eligible to apply for the following postgraduate programs. Entry criteria will apply.