Qualification
Degree

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)


Qualification code OP7030

The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) is a professional teaching degree at Level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. It is also approved by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for professional registration. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to be competent, registered teachers in early childhood settings in Aotearoa New Zealand.  The Open Polytechnic Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) builds on learning covered in our New Zealand early childhood education qualifications.

Already have a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)?

If you already hold a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) you may be able to upgrade to the degree. To find out how, go to our Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) upgrade page.

For more information view the brochure below or request a brochure to be sent to you. If you have any questions please contact us.

 

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Early Childhood Education (2.9 MB PDF)



  • Level 7  
    Credits 360 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester
  • Cost $14,900 NZ Domestic

    This cost is an approximate total cost for the full qualification and is a guide based on 2015 fee information. The cost does not include annual administration fees, course fee increases, set textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    This qualification is eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

What you need to know about this qualification

What you will learn

Once you have completed this qualification you will:

  • Be able to work effectively with young children their parents, families and whānau
  • Be knowledgeable about current early childhood education and care practices, curricula and technologies
  • Be able to think critically and engage in transformative, equitable teaching practices
  • Understand the importance of the people, places and things that children value
  • Be committed to sustainable communities
  • Understand how bicultural, multicultural, social and political contexts influence teaching and learning
  • Be able to plan for a safe, high-quality teaching and learning environment
  • Be able to engage in professional debate
  • Be able to work with a range of theories, research and pedagogy
  • Acknowledge and respect the dual cultural heritages of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the ethical, legal and professional responsibilities of teaching.

Workshops

You must complete 20 workshop days and attend 5 tutorial sessions during the course of your study. This includes three noho marae, three practicum workshops (this is connected to four five week blocks of assessed practicum) and three workshops in content specific areas.

We will automatically allocate you to a workshop in the region closest to you. Confirmation letters are not sent out for workshops. You will be sent an email 7 - 10 days prior to each workshop advising final details. It is the students' responsibility to check the schedule regularly and contact us if you have not received notification by at least 5 days prior to the workshop commencing.

If you wish to attend a workshop outside your region, you can email us at ecedegreeworkshop@openpolytechnic.ac.nz to discuss your options.

Noho Marae experience

Students gain a deeper understanding of Māori culture and community during their noho marae visits. This video features interviews with students about their experiences

 

Key dates

The degree is run on a trimester basis, with two intakes per year.

Trimester 1, 2015

28 February 2015 - Graduation ceremony applications close

22 March 2015 - Last day for withdrawing (with refund)

24 May 2015 - Last day for withdrawing (no refund)

28 June 2015 - Trimester 1 officially ends.

Trimester 2, 2015

23 June 2015 - Applications for Trimester 2 2015 new admissions close

May/June 2015 - New admission applications shortlisted

May/June 2015 - New admissions applicants interviewed

29 June 2015 - Re-enrolments close for Trimester 2

13 July 2015 - Trimester 2 officially begins

9 August 2015 - Last day for withdrawing (with refund)

11 October 2015 - Last day for withdrawing (no refund)

15 November 2015 - Trimester 2 officially ends.

Enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

Courses you could do in this qualification

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

You must read the information provided within the Qualification Structure table, which details the order in which courses must be studied to complete a valid qualification.

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