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/whanau 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
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.
2019 Semester 1 Key Dates
Start date: 4 February
Mid-semester break: 8-21 April
End date: 23 June
2019 Semester 2 Key Dates
Start date: 15 July
Mid-semester break: 30 September - 13 October
End date: 1 December
In your first year, you will study four papers:
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Te Whakatakinga Kohungahunga Matauranga
In your second and third years, the themes in these papers will be expanded on.
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).