Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Qualification code:
Important information:

How to enrol

Application for the degree does not guarantee you admission into the qualification, as spaces are limited. To apply for admission, select the course(s) you wish to enrol in and complete our online enrolment form. 

The documents which you need to provide are:

The above documents can also be found at the bottom of this page.

Written exercise

We also require you to write in 200-300 words about why you want to be an early childhood teacher and why you will be successful in that role.

Shortlisting and interview

Once we have received your application we will be in touch to acknowledge receipt of your application, to let you know if your application has been shortlisted and to arrange an interview. Interviews are held throughout New Zealand and we will try to arrange a location near to your home address. You will need to cover any travel expenses incurred for attending the interview.

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 New Zealand Teachers Council 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.

Admission into the degree is subject to a selection process which has three parts – a written application, short listing and an interview.

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.

Get the brochure | Format: pdf | Size: 3.7 MB

Early Childhood Education