Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (Bilingual)

Toi Ohomai

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

General *New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. *Two satisfactory character references are required which address the NZTC Good Character and Fit to be a Teacher Policy 2007. These should be from persons in positions of trust or responsibility such as an employer, pastor, kaumatua or kuia. References from family, friends or work colleagues will not be accepted. *Proof of identity in the form of Passport. *Satisfactory participation in an entry interview. Academic Academic entry requirements are a minimum of (a) a bachelor degree at level 7 of at least 360 credits (in any discipline) or (b) a bachelor honours degree at level 8 of at least 480 credits (in any discipline) or (c) a Master's degree at level 9 consisting of 240 credits, or d), a Teacher Registration Board or Education Council approved diploma in teaching (primary) and, for all of the above, an average of a B grade or above during the course of study or in the final year of study. All applicants are required to pass (a) a literacy test equivalent to level 6 on the National Adult Literacy and Numeracy tool for adults and (b) a numeracy test equivalent to level 6 of the same tool, with a score of at least 12/20. Applicants for whom English is an additional language must also provide evidence of having achieved an IELTS score of at least 7.0 for each component of the academic version of IELTS. * te reo Maori achievement standards: (a) NCEA level 3 or above in te reo Maori Rangatira Achievement Standards approved for University Entrance, including 14 subject credit requirements across Reading and Writing or (b) a relevant qualification in te reo Maori either at level 5 or 6 on the NZ Qualifications Framework or (c) a level of reading and writing in te reo Maori comparable to one of the above two standards, assessed under examination conditions. In addition, all applicants to the MTECE (Bilingual) must pass an oral and written assessment in te reo Maori.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (Bilingual) Tohu Paerua o te Whakaako i te Matauranga Kohungahunga (Reorua) aims to equip students with the dispositions, knowledge and skills to become critically reflective, intentional, adaptive, registered early childhood teachers in the bicultural contexts of Aotearoa New Zealand. By providing high quality, guided practice in authentic settings, the qualification aims to deepen students commitment to language, culture and identity as the foundation of children's learning. Students will participate in communities of practice to foster engagement in research and the integration of theory with practice.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (0800) 86 46 46
Phone: (0800) 86 46 46
Fax: (07) 544 2386

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