Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

To apply for entry to the degree you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and be at least 17 years of age at the time of entry. You must also have:

At least 42 credits at Level 3, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two subjects from the approved subjects list, one of which must be a language rich subject; with a further 14 credits from not more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Be able to work effectively with young children their parents, families and whanau
Be knowledgeable about current early childhood education and care practices, curricula and technologies
Be able to think critically and engage in transformative, equitable teaching practices
Understand the importance of the people, places and things that children value
Be committed to sustainable communities
Understand how bicultural, multicultural, social and political contexts influence teaching and learning
Be able to plan for a safe, high quality teaching and learning environment
Be able to engage in professional debate
Be able to work with a range of theories, research and pedagogy
Acknowledge and respect the dual cultural heritages of Aotearoa New Zealand
Have an in depth understanding of the ethical, legal and professional responsibilities of teaching.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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