Go higher with a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

If you already hold a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and would like to upgrade to the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) then our upgrade option may be for you.

Gain a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

Open Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel as an early childhood teacher. This degree is approved by the New Zealand Teachers Council for professional registration and will prepare you for a variety of early childhood settings. It's the ideal qualification for those wanting to build a career in early childhood education!

Learn while you earn

The Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) offers a blended approach involving online learning with forums, and face to face workshops. You can continue to work while you study - and you can fit your study around family and any other commitments. While studying, you'll be supported by qualified and experienced lecturers who are available for advice and support.

Upgrade offer

If you hold a Diploma of Teaching (ECE) and are a registered teacher with a current practising certificate, you may be eligible for an upgrade option.

 

How it works

We have three different entry categories to cater for different students. Each category has unique requirements and starting points. If you do not meet any of the category requirements, but would like to discuss your study options please contact us.

Group A

If you completed with a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) from Open Polytechnic no more than six years prior to application and have a provisional or full practising certificate then this option is for you. 

For full details and to apply, visit Upgrade Group A - Application to Enrol

Group B 

If you have a provisional or full practising certificate and three-year Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) from another tertiary provider or completed the Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) through Open Polytechnic more than six years prior to application then this option is for you. 

For full details and to apply, visit Upgrade Group B - Application to Enrol

Group C 

If you are currently working as an early childhood teacher and do not fit the Upgrade A or Upgrade B category – you might be eligible for Upgrade C.

For full details and to apply, visit Upgrade Group C - Application to Enrol

 

Need help?

For further information and advice on upgrading to the degree please call us on freephone 0508 650 200, or email ecedegree@openpolytechnic.ac.nz

Note: You must have full or provisional teacher registration to enrol in the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) upgrade option.