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Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as EIT

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

Attained the age of 17 years by 20 January in the year of admission; Minimum of 42 credits NCEA L3 or 75 credits NCEA L2 in 4 subjects in 1yr & 14 credits (Ll 1) Maths or Pangarau & 8 credits (Ll 2) in English or Te Reo Mâori IELTS 7.0 Academic

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) is full time, 3 yr, field-based teacher education programme. Students are required to be working in a licensed (or licensed and chartered if established prior to December 2008) Early Childhood Centre in a voluntary or paid capacity for a minimum of 10 hours per week throughout the academic year, except when they are on teaching practicum. Students are placed each year in an Early Childhood Centre other than their normal place of work. This degree will build upon the strengths of the Diploma of Teaching (ECE) and further develops the visibility of critical thinking, theoretical frameworks and an increased research component.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$500 each

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Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$1,000 each.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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