Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
New Zealand Tertiary College Limited
Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The qualification aims to prepare teachers who teach and lead with excellence in early childhood education and incorporates key characteristics which ensure that graduates receive a balanced, integrated program of study. The program aims relate to the following areas of learning: Communities of Learning (He iwi whanui o te matauranga) Knowledge (Matauranga) Skills (Pukenga) Values and Beliefs (Whakapono) Critical Inquiry and Research (Maramatanga) Scholarship (Mohiotanga) Digital information literacy (Matakopae matauranga)
Key Information for Students
Applicants must have: a New Zealand Diploma of Teaching (Primary) Level 7 or a Bachelor's degree at Level 7 or higher qualification. The College selection panel assesses the ability of all applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) Level 7 to meet the good character, 'Graduating Teacher Standards' and 'Fit to be a Teacher' guidelines of the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. An offer of a place is made subject to a satisfactory police check. Applicants for whom English is a second language and Te Reo Maori is not their first language must provide evidence of an Academic IELTS score issued within the last two years of at least 7.0 in each component of the test . IELTS scores may be combined from two or more tests as long as on one test a minimum of 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component is achieved.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$43,614 - $56,549|
|In further study||10%|
|On a benefit||1%|
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