Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako Kōhungahunga
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Education » Teacher Education » Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)
Strategic Purpose Statement
Graduates from this qualification will be able to teach in a variety of early childhood settings. All graduates will meet the requirements of the Graduating Teacher Standards: Aotearoa/New Zealand (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2007).
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako Kōhungahunga will: be critically reflective practitioners who understand the value of theory informing practice and practice informing theory; be aware of the importance of research, and have the knowledge, skills and confidence of a beginning researcher; have knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and be able to translate this knowledge and understanding into their teaching practice; know, understand and be able to implement the principles and values underpinning bicultural sensitivity; have knowledge and understanding of the current early childhood education curriculum document of Aotearoa New Zealand and be able to implement this knowledge and understanding in a range of early childhood settings; know and understand what it means to be committed to the early childhood profession, the wider community and society; have knowledge and understanding of high quality early childhood education and care and be able to advocate for and apply this knowledge and understanding in practice; be committed to inclusive practice and be able to translate this commitment into their teaching practice; know, understand and be able to implement a rights-based approach; understand the importance of and be able to abide by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand Codes of Ethics; have knowledge and understanding of how early childhood education is shaped by the political, social, cultural, theoretical, and technological influences; be able to advocate for children, parents/family/whānau ,as well as for the profession; understand the principles and values of a "community of practice" and be able to work effectively and appropriately with children, parents/family/whānau/caregivers, other teachers, and the wider community; and be able to implement their knowledge and understanding of marae protocol.
Education pathways
The Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako Kōhungahunga programme provides a pathway to these programmes.
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Teaching*
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Teaching and Learning*
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Early Childhood Education*
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Early Childhood Studies*
Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning*
Master's Degree in Teaching*
Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education
Master of Applied Professional Studies (Mentoring and Leadership)
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Mentoring and Leadership)
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Mentoring and Leadership)
Further postgraduate study in Early Childhood Education or related field*
- and from the NZ Diploma in ECE and Care (L5) and NZ Cert in Study and Career Preparation (L4)
Employment pathways
Registered teacher, early childhood settings, resource teacher, ministry roles, facilitation roles, professional development and in-service teacher educatio, initial teacher education, centre managers/supervisors/team leaders/, curriculum leaders, consultants, researchers.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the approved subject list, with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects.
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 3479
Status Current
Created April 2016
Next Review December 2020
Content
Critically reflective practice Research: Staff and student teacher research and innovation, and research-based knowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi Bicultural sensitivity Commitment to the early childhood profession, the wider community and society High quality early childhood education and care Inclusive practice Curriculum subject knowledge Infants and Toddlers Strong political, social, cultural, theoretical, technological and practical knowledge base Advocacy A rights-based approach A community of practice

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