Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education

Toi Ohomai

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

Entry to the Tohu Paerua o te Whakaako i te Mātauranga Kōhungahunga: Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education programme, including English language and academic requirements, will be in accordance with the criteria specified in the Toi Ohomai Regulatory Framework, and any additional criteria specified below.
Detailed Requirements
* Bachelor's degree at level 7 consisting of at least 360 credits*; or
* Bachelor Honours degree at level 8 consisting of at least 480 credits*; or
* Master's degree at level 9 consisting of at least 240 credits *; or
* A Teaching Council approved Diploma in Teaching (L7) (Primary or ECE)
* Candidates will be required to pass a literacy test.
* Candidates will be required to pass a numeracy test.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification has been designed to prepare teaching graduates with the skills to adapt to a changing education environment within the early childhood education sector. It has been designed to enhance and advance the knowledge and skills of early learning education practitioners in their professional careers. The qualification embraces and develops the student's current knowledge of te reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori by engaging in authentic partnerships with tangata whenua and mana whenua in Aotearoa. It will raise the student's awareness, understanding and knowing of inclusion, multiculturalism, additional needs, refugees, new immigrants, age, gender and the anti-bias curriculum.

This qualification is intentional and purposeful to advance and extend early childhood education teachers. Graduates from this qualification integrate theory with practice and practice with theory. They will investigate, research and explore challenges, issues of social justice in early childhood education settings and evaluate various solutions. All graduates will meet the requirements of the Graduating Teacher Standards: Aotearoa/New Zealand (Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2019).

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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