Grow your love of young tamariki into a career which grows their whole lives. Become a valued, skilled and qualified early childhood teacher with Te Rito Maioha's Bachelor of Teaching - Early Childhood Education
You will gain the knowledge, skill and practical experience to launch your career as a qualified early childhood teacher. You will develop valued skills in bicultural early childhood teaching and learning, with a deep understanding of young children’s learning and development, the early childhood curriculum and professional practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Te Rito Maioha teaching graduates are highly valued by early childhood employers as confident and competent teachers, with a strong understanding of the profession and the skills to embrace te reo me ōna tikanga Māori and the cultural identities of all tamariki they teach.
The Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) is a full-time degree programme for anyone who wants to qualify as an ECE teacher while they work in their own community. Learners will be supported by skilled and responsive lecturers, pouako and teachers. Blending online learning with practical experience in an early childhood setting, you will be well prepared to become a qualified, registered teacher.
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 (6 hours per week for part-time students)
- 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.