Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)


Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)



3 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this programme is to provide a professional qualification for people who wish to be employed to teach in early childhood education, primarily in the New Zealand context. Graduates will have the knowledge, capabilities, attitude, research and reflective practice to provide a sound base for early childhood teaching in a contemporary context. Graduates will be eligible to apply for teacher registration with the NZ Teachers' Council.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Whitireia degree entry requirements or equivalent study/work experience and evidence of suitability based on Education Council entry requirements, safety check and confidential references. International: IELTS (Academic) 7, with no band score lower than 7, or equivalent. English as a Second Language (EAL): An EAL candidate s first or primary language is other than English. EAL candidates must demonstrate competency in English as determined by the Education Council requirements

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 237 3100
Fax: (04) 237 3101

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