Become an early childhood education (ECE) teacher. Study with Te Rito Maioha for your early childhood Bachelor’s in NZ and make a difference to the lives of New Zealand’s youngest tamariki.
Apply for Semester 1, 2022
Applications for study commencing in Semester 1, 2022 are now open.
Our Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) degree gives you the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to begin your career in ECE teaching.
The 3-year Level 7 Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education programme blends online learning with practical experience in an early childhood setting to prepare you to become a qualified, registered early childhood teacher.
If you would like to study for the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) over more than 3 years, you can request to study part-time if you complete the programme within an agreed timeframe.
Early Childhood Teaching Programme delivery
Te ara tuku
You will study nine 30-credit courses and six 15-credit courses over 3 years. There are two semesters a year, and both are 16 weeks long.
Weekly requirements include:
• approximately 16 hours of online engagement
• 12 hours of practice in a licensed early childhood centre (supervised by a registered teacher)
• an average of 9 hours of independent study.
In addition to supervised practice in your home early childhood service, you will need to complete a teaching practicum in a different setting during each year of the programme.
There will also be one 2-day noho marae experience each year.