Bachelor of Education (ECE)
Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako

Important! This programme does not directly lead to teacher registration. If this is what you are looking for please visit our Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) programme page. Alternatively you can complete this programme and then complete a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE).


The 2019 mid-year intake will not be taking on new students for this programme. To register your interest in studying this programme in 2020, please click the button below and we will get in contact with you when applications open for 2020 on 1 August 2019.

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Gain a degree in education with a focus on early childhood.

This Level 7, 360-credit degree will be endorsed in ECE.

The programme will benefit domestic students wanting to gain an education qualification. It will provide them with the opportunity to go on to develop specialist skills in the education sector, or working with family/whānau in the social sector.

The programme will provide a pathway for international students wanting to learn about New Zealand’s education system and to gain an internationally recognised qualification.

Please note that the Bachelor of Education does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand.  However, the programme could also provide a pathway into Te Rito Maioha’s specialist, ECE graduate and postgraduate programmes.

Programme delivery
Te ara tuku

The Bachelor of Education (ECE) will be a three-year, fulltime degree. It will be taught through our blended delivery approach, which combines online with face-to-face learning.

The programme will comprise 22 papers. You will need to set aside approximately 35 hours a week for study.

Contact us

0800 244 532

Admission requirements
Nga hiahiatanga tono

  • Applicants must meet University Entrance requirements or equivalent as defined by NZQA.
  • Applicants aged 20 and over who do not meet the requirements may be accepted for admission where they can demonstrate preparedness for study and qualification equivalency through work or voluntary experience.
  • Applicants whose first or primary language is other than English or te reo Maori will be required to attain a band score of 6.0, with no category lower than 5.5, for each component of the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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