Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Tohu Paerua o te Whakaako i te Matauranga Kōhungahunga
Qualification Type Masters Degree
Level 9
Credits 180
Subject Area
  • Education » Teacher Education » Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education Tohu Paerua o te Whakaako i te Matauranga Kōhungahunga aims to equip students with the dispositions, knowledge and skills to become critically reflective, intentional, adaptive, registered early childhood teachers in the bicultural contexts of Aotearoa New Zealand. By providing high quality, guided practice in authentic settings, the qualification aims to deepen students commitment to language, culture and identity as the foundation of childrens learning. Students will participate in communities of practice to foster engagement in research and the integration of theory with practice.
Graduate profile
Upon successful completion of the Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Tohu Paerua o te Whakaako i te Matauranga Kōhungahunga, graduates will be able to: Use children's language, culture and identity as the basis for their learning. Justify and integrate knowledge of te Ao Mōori, te reo Mōori and Tikanga Mōori when working with children and families. Synthesise pedagogical and content knowledge to enhance the holistic development of diverse learners in early childhood contexts. Interpret, critique and apply contemporary research to assessing and planning for the learning and care of infants, toddlers and young children. Critique and conduct research to inform practice. Integrate into practice the values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Contribute to communities of practice. Coordinate and evaluate the creative, innovative and safe implementation of Te Whariki. Implement adaptive expertise in respectful interactions with toddlers, infants and young children, whānau and colleagues to implement Te Whariki. Champion the rights of children to ethical, participatory, inclusive socially just education. Practice ethically and analyse atypical dilemmas. Evaluate and use technology as a tool for children's learning and use technology professionally. Perform as critically reflective and evidence based teachers. Critique contextual and historical influences on learning and teaching.
Education pathways
Graduates of the Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Tohu Paerua o te Whakaako i te Matauranga Kōhungahunga will be eligible for entry to other Postgraduate studies or a Doctoral degree (Entry requirements of the provider Institution will apply).
Employment pathways
The Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Tohu Paerua o te Whakaako i te Matauranga Kōhungahunga is specifically aimed at preparing graduates for registration as Early Childhood Education teachers. Students may assume roles as:
*Leaders and managers in Early childhood settings
*Resource teachers
*Education advisors
*Curriculum advisors/developers
*Policy analyst/advisors
*Facilitators
*Professional development and in service teacher educators
*Centre managers/supervisors/team leaders
*Curriculum leaders
*Consultants
*ResearchersTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Bachelor's degree at level 7 consisting of at least 360 credits; or Bachelor Honours degree at level 8 consisting of at least 480 credits; or Master's degree at level 9 consisting of at least 240 credits; or holders of a Teacher Registration Board or The Council approved diploma in teaching (Primary) These qualifications can be in any discipline. The qualification type applies to all qualifications as listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Where a candidate holds multiple qualifications, all of these will be considered when making a decision. In addition, students must have attained a B average Two satisfactory character references which address the requirements of the Fit To Be A Teacher policy 2007. All applicants must provide two forms of identity and participate in an entry interview. For candidates who come from non speaking English speaking backgrounds, English language competency requirements for teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand as set by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand must be met unless candidates qualify as an exempted case.
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3365
Status Current
Created March 2016
Last Reviewed March 2019
Next Review December 2023
Content
TCHG.8001 The Professional Practitioner Te Tohunga; TCHG.8002 Teaching and Learning: ECE Curriculum Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand: Whakaao me te Ako: Te Akoranga Marautanga o te Matauranga Kōhungahunga i Aotearoa; TCHG.8003 Practicum 1: Integrating theory with practice and practice with theory Whakangungu 1: Te whatahi aria ki te whakangungu me te whatahi whakangungu ki te aria;TCHG.8004 Practicum 2: Sustaining Evidence based Practice: Whakangungu 2: He Tohu Taunakitanga o te Whakangungu; TCHG.9001 Contexts and Challenges in ECE: Nga Horopaki me nga Wero i te Matauranga Kōhungahunga; TCHG.9002 Practitioner Research in ECE settings: Te Rangahau a te Tohunga i taiao o te Matauranga Kōhungahunga

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