Qualification Overview

Te Reo Maori Title Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako Kōhungahunga
Qualification Title Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako Kōhungahunga: Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Education » Teacher Education » Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification has been designed to prepare teaching graduates with the skills to adapt to a changing education environment within the early childhood education sector. It is envisioned this programme will provide the graduate with broad theoretical, technical, practical and reflective knowledge and skills to embark on their teaching profession. The qualification embraces and develops the student's current knowledge of te reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori by engaging in authentic partnerships with tangata whenua and mana whenua in Aotearoa. It will raise the student's awareness, understanding and knowing of bi-culturalism and multi-culturalism (with an emphasis on Pasifika cultures) to reflect the unique sociocultural context of Aotearoa. This qualification is intentional and purposeful to get the very best early childhood education teachers to support, nurture and grow children; the future adults and leaders of tomorrow. Graduates from this qualification will be able to teach in a variety of early childhood settings. All graduates will meet the requirements of the Standards for the Teaching Profession (Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, 2019)
Graduate profile
Graduates of Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako Kōhungahunga Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education will be:
1. Intentional Teachers - use their professional judgement to apply broad pedagogical knowledge and a deep understanding of a subject content and curricula to facilitate children's learning and development.
2. Bicultural Teachers - implement a tikanga Māori approach to their work with learners, using Te Tiriti o Waitangi to guide their practice, drawing on the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi.
3. Ethical Teachers - critically aware of their surroundings (including political) and know what to do and when to act. They are alert and responsive to the changes in their environment, using this knowledge to advocate for social justice.
4. Relational Teachers - skilled in communication and collaboration, and aware and respectful of others. They have a deep understanding of their own identity and uphold the mana of all they work with.
5. Learning Teachers - demonstrate the dispositions to be ongoing learners, committed to the sector and to their own personal and professional development. They are curious, creative and courageous beginning teachers. They are reflective, adaptive and work
ready.
6. Sustainable Teachers - focussing on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future. They are conscious of sustaining the environmentas well as their own well-being and that of others.
7. Values-based Teachers - live and demonstrate the values of Toi Ohomai (manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, toitutanga and kotahitanga) in all their interactions with others.
Education pathways
Students may move onto further learning in post graduate studies at levels 8 and 9
Employment pathways
This qualification prepares students for the following careers and/or employment opportunities:
* Registered teacher (subject to Teaching Council approval)
* Early childhood settings (leadership and management)
* Resource teacher
* Ministry roles
* Facilitation roles
* Professional development and in-service teacher education
* Initial teacher education
* 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
Entry to the Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako Kōhungahunga: Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education programme, including English language and academic requirements, will be in accordance with the criteria specified in the Toi Ohomai Regulatory Framework, and any additional criteria specified below.

Detailed Requirements
* Candidates are required to have University Entrance (UE) or provide evidence of skills and ability to study at a tertiary level.
* International candidates must have the equivalent to UE as approved by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
* Candidates will be required to pass a literacy test.
* Candidates will be required to pass a numeracy test
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 4465
Status Current
Created December 2021
Content
* Whakatakinga ki Te Mātauranga Kōhungahunga: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
* Ngā Ariā Akoranga: Theories of Learning
* Te Horopaki Mātauranga Kōhungahunga o Aotearoa: New Zealand Context of Early
Childhood Education
* Te Ritenga Whaiwhakaaro: Reflective Practice
* Te Marautanga e Mahi ana: Curriculum in Action
* Te Reo, Te Ahurea me te Tuakiri 1: Language, Culture and Identity 1
* Ngā Korero Pukapuka me ngā mahi Toi: Literacies and the Arts
* Te Reo, Te Ahurea me te Tuakiri 2: Language, Culture and Identity 2
* Te Reo o te Wharekōhungahunga: The Language of the Early Childhood Centre
* Ritenga Mātanga Tuarua: Professional Practice 2
* Pūtaiao, Hangarau me te Pāngarau: Science, Technology and Mathematics
* Mātauranga Pūtake: Place Based Education
* Mana Māori
* Te Ritenga Whakahāngai Mātanga 3A: Applied Professional Practice 3A
* Mana Tika Pāpori me te Taunakitanga: Social Justice and Advocacy
* Ngā Huarahi me ngā Tikanga Uiuinga: Inquiry Methods and Methodologies
* Te Ritenga Whakahāngai Mātanga 3B: Applied Professional Practice 3B
* Uiuinga Mātanga: Practitioner Inquiry

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