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.
Register your interest
Boost your career by upgrading your ECE diploma to a degree.
This is a one to two-year part-time programme for those with an ECE teaching diploma who would like to upgrade to a Level 7 Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). Being part-time, you can continue to work while you study for the degree but there are no set weekly early childhood service attendance requirements.
The programme will deepen your knowledge of:
• curriculum inquiry
• inclusion, exclusion and marginalisation in ECE settings
• infants and toddlers
• matauranga Maori
• leadership in early childhood education.
Please note that, because this programme does not include a practicum component, it is not a pathway to teacher registration. Please see our Teacher Education Refresh programme if that is what you need.
Te ara tuku
The programme consists of three papers, each 12 weeks long.
An extra 18-week paper taught in Semester 2 may be required if you:
- did not receive your diploma from Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/New Zealand Childcare Association (NZCA) – the previous name for Te Rito Maioha
- are unable to demonstrate competency in te reo Maori me nga tikanga Maori.