Bachelor of Education (ECE)
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Note: The Bachelor of Education ECE degree does not directly lead to teacher registration. To pathway towards teacher registration you can complete this programme and then complete a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE).


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Take advantage of Te Rito Maioha’s research and teaching expertise and complete your Bachelor of Education (ECE) with us.


This 360-credit Level 7 degree is for people wanting to gain or add to their knowledge and skills in the field of education, with a focus on early childhood education, in order to advance their career or as a pathway to further study.

Career options following completion of our Bachelor of Education (ECE) are wide-ranging and include ECE centre manager, child advocate, policy analyst, community strategic planner, migrant and refugee support person and social or youth worker.

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

The programme may provide a direct pathway into Te Rito Maioha’s specialist ECE graduate and postgraduate programmes.

Bachelor of Education Early Childhood


Programme delivery
Te ara tuku

The Bachelor of Education (ECE) is a 3-year full-time degree. It is taught entirely online and has no block courses or work requirements.

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

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0800 244 532

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Virtual Open Days

Sessions will be added here as they are scheduled

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Study commencing Semester 1, 2023

3 February 2023

Admission requirements
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  • Applicants must meet University Entrance requirements or equivalent as defined by NZQA.
  • Applicants who are more than 20 years of age and 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 Māori 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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