Become an early childhood education teacher. Study with Te Rito Maioha and make a difference to the lives of New Zealand’s youngest tamariki.
Applications for study commencing in February 2021 have now closed. Please register interest if you would like to be notified when applications for the 2021 mid-year intakes are open.
Our Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) gives you the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to begin your career in ECE.
The 3-year Level 7 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.
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.