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Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

New Zealand



Course info


This Bachelor’s degree prepares you to work as a trained teacher in early childhood education settings.

You'll gain the competency, knowledge and skills to be able to apply for your teacher registration. You learn about the principles of the national early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, and how to incorporate these into teaching and learning. You also deepen your understanding of child development, cultural diversity and individual curriculum areas, as well as the process of research and reflection to inform teaching practice.

Biculturalism is embedded into the course and during the three years you build on your understanding and appreciation of the concepts of te ao Māori (Māori world view) and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge).

As part of the course you spend time working at an early childhood centre – we find the placements for you! With supervision from qualified teachers you develop your confidence in planning for, and documenting, children’s learning, and prepare yourself for professional practice.

Our graduates are in demand, and enthusiastic, motivated students often get job offers following their placements.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Bachelor of Early Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education: Te Tohu Paetahi Whakaako Kōhungahunga

Additional qualifications included:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education


Application for registration as a teaching in early childhood education.

Year 1:

  • Ngā Ritenga Tahi: Professional Practice 1
  • Te Whakatakinga Marautanga: Introduction to Curriculum
  • Te Aronga Rangahau: Introduction to Research
  • Ngā Kōhungahunga: Infants and Toddlers
  • Ngā Ritenga Rua: Professional Practice 2
  • Ngā Rereketanga-Ahurea: Diversity
  • Te Reo me ōna Piringa: Language and Literacy
  • Te Puawai

Year 2:

  • Te Horopaki Akoranga Kohungahunga: The Context of Early Childhood Education
  • Ngā Ritenga Toru: Professional Practice 3
  • Putaiao/Hangarau: Science and Technology
  • Ngā Mahi Toi: The Arts
  • Te Takoto o te Hāpori Whānui: Outdoor and Community Environments
  • Te Kawa o te Marae
  • Te Puawai 2

Year 3:

  • Te Kaihautu Mātanga hei Kairangahau: The Professional Practitioner as a Researcher
  • Ngā Ritenga Whakaako: Professional Practice 4
  • Aromatawai: Assessment and Planning
  • Pangarau: Mathematics
  • Te Ture Pāpori-Kotahitanga: Social Justice and Inclusion
  • Rangahau 2: Practice Based Research
  • Te Puawai 3

If you have already completed the Diploma in Early Childhood Education, you can finish this course in two years.

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Course options

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Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$19,950.00 (9,39,862) per year




Mokoia Campus

Mokoia Drive,



3015, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

  • You must be 17 years old or older;
  • If you are under 20 years old you must meet academic requirements for New Zealand University Entrance or equivalent, AND have four NCEA Level 2 (or higher) credits in both reading and writing;
  • You must have evidence of academic ability (success at NZQA Level 4 or equivalent) and ability to succeed. This may be demonstrated through personal references or testimonials of life and work experience; AND
  • You are required to pass a literacy and numeracy test or provide other evidence demonstrating ability to NCEA Level 2 or equivalent in literacy and numeracy.

Additional Requirements

You must:

  • submit and pass a police check and declare any criminal convictions before enrolment, AND
  • provide two character references

English Language requirements:

You must have an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 with no band less than 7.0 (Academic).

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