Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

ICL Education Limited

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

In order to gain entry to the ICL Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) study programme, candidates must provide evidence of: 1. Completed Bachelor degree at Level 7 on the NZQF, or a recognised equivalent 2. Academic IELTS 7.0 across all bands, or a NZQA approved equivalent. Candidates may demonstrate meeting this requirement by mixing English language tests from one NZQA approved English language test provider, or from more than one test provider, ifo Each individual test has been completed within the last two years, ando At least one test shows at a minimum an academic score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5, or equivalent 3. Meeting the UE (University Entrance) level literacy and numeracy requirement 4. Meeting New Zealand Police Vetting requirements in accordance with the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014 5. Successful selection interview to determine values, disposition and fitness to teacho Prior to the interview candidates must arrange for two referees to send confidential references directly to ICLo Candidates must undergo a visual interview to determine:a) Their disposition to teach, through judging their ability to meet the values that underpin the Teaching Council New Zealand's (TC) code and standardsb) Their ability to meet the TC Code of Professional Responsibility in a supported environmentc) Any other relevant matters 6. Declaration of any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on their academic performance

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) allows individuals with a Bachelor degree to pursue the study for early childhood education at an advanced level (both in theory and in practice). Graduates of the programme will be eligible to gain teacher's registration in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Graduate Diploma at level 7 is designed as a bridging qualification to postgraduate study in ECE teaching or disciplines related to a particular focus, such as, children with special needs, Māori tikanaga in ECE, or Pasifka knowledge in ECE.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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