Early Childhood

Children are curious about each and every thing they see around them. What children learn during childhood remains with them throughout their life so it is vital to impart them with important values, knowledge and skills from a very young age.

Got a degree in any field (or a diploma in teaching) and looking for a career change? Our new 1 year Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education or Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (Bilingual) are for you!

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Programmes

  • Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education

    • Code: WR3046
    • Intakes: Semester 1
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 360
    • Duration: 3 years

    This degree is a professional pre-service qualification preparing student teachers to be skilled and reflective practitioners who are competent, confident and equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that...

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education

    • Code: WR3009
    • Intakes: Semester 1, Semester 2
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 120
    • Duration: 1 year

    This diploma prepares students to continue study toward the Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education. It can also be used to support applications for working with children and their families...

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  • Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education

    • Code: WR3127
    • Intakes: January
    • Level: 9
    • Credits: 180
    • Duration: 1 year

    This programme aims to equip students with the dispositions, knowledge and skills to become critically reflective, intentional, adaptive, registered early childhood teachers in the bi‐cultural contexts of Aotearoa New Zealand....

  • Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (Bilingual)

    • Code: WR3129
    • Intakes: January
    • Level: 9
    • Credits: 180
    • Duration: 1 year

    This programme aims to equip students with the dispositions, knowledge and skills to become critically reflective, intentional, adaptive, registered early childhood teachers in the bi‐cultural contexts of Aotearoa New Zealand....

Courses

  • Aromatawai: Assessment and Planning

    • Code: TECE.7022
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    In this course, students will develop in-depth knowledge, understanding of, and skills in qualitative and quantitative assessment and evaluation with a focus on current best practices, research, theories, principles, and...

  • Contexts and Challenges in ECE

    • Code: TECE.9001
    • Level: 9
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The whakatauki on which this course is based is “Ko tā te kaitiaki he aroarowhaki– Having the courage to take a stand”. Kaitiakitanga will be the underpinning concept for this...

  • Nga Kohungahunga: Infants and Toddlers

    • Code: TECE.5024
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course will empower student teachers to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of high quality infant /toddler care and education from a range of Western and Maori perspectives and within...

  • Nga Mahi Toi: The Arts

    • Code: TECE.6023
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course will extend students' theoretical and practical knowledge of early childhood curricula in the arts. Students will develop confidence and competence in planning integrated art curriculum experiences for infants,...

  • Nga Rereketanga-Ahurea: Diversity

    • Code: TECE.5026
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    In this course students will explore the notion of diversity and how it relates to early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The concepts of biculturalism and multiculturalism will be introduced...

  • Nga Ritenga Rahi: Professional Practice 1

    • Code: TECE.5021
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Whakatane

    In this course, student teachers will learn what it means to be a professional teacher within the context of early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The focus will be on...

  • Nga Ritenga Rua: Professional Practice 2

    • Code: TECE.5025
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    In this course student teachers will encounter and come to know and understand the diverse and complex nature of child development and learning by examining past and present theories, studies...

  • Nga Ritenga Toru: Professional Practice 3

    • Code: TECE.6021
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    In this course student teachers have the opportunity to examine a wide and diverse range of historical and contemporary early childhood education approaches, contexts and issues, and reflect on the...

  • Nga Ritenga Whakaako: Professional Practice 4

    • Code: TECE.7021
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    In this course student teachers have the opportunity to integrate the knowledge, skills and understandings gained over the course of their study through the creation, implementation, critique and validation of...

  • Pangarau: Mathematics

    • Code: TECE.7023
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    In this course students will develop knowledge, skills and understandings of Māori and Western theories, approaches and subject knowledge which will empower them in supporting children's development of mathematical thinking,...

  • Practicum 1: Integrating theory with practice and practice with theory

    • Code: TECE.8003
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 25
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course is grounded by the whakatauki “Whaowhia te kete mātauranga” (filling the baskets of knowledge). The course aims to support students in adding to their kete mātauranga (baskets of...

  • Practicum 1: Integrating theory with practice and practice with theory (Bilingual)

    • Code: TECE.8005
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 25
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course is grounded by the whakatauki “Whaowhia te kete mātauranga” – Fill the baskets of knowledge. The course aims to support students in adding to their kete mātauranga (baskets...

  • Practicum 2: Sustaining Evidence‐based Practice

    • Code: TECE.8004
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 20
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course is grounded by the whakataukī “Ko tā te kaiako ko te reo, te ahurea me te tuakiri kia eke ai te tamaiti ki tōna pitomata – The educators...

  • Practicum 2: Sustaining Evidence‐based Practice (Bilingual)

    • Code: TECE.8006
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 20
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course is grounded by the whakataukī “Ko tā te kaiako ko te reo, te ahurea me te tuakiri kia eke ai te tamaiti ki tōna pitomata – The educators...

  • Practitioner Research in Early Childhood Education settings

    • Code: TECE.9002
    • Level: 9
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course is inspired by the pūrākau of the great thinker, problem solver and theorist Māui and his endeavour to slow the sun. This course aims to develop students’ capacity...

  • Practitioner Research in Early Childhood Education settings (Bilingual)

    • Code: TECE.9003
    • Level: 9
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course is inspired by the pūrākau of the great thinker, problem solver and theorist Māui and his endeavour to slow the sun. This course aims to develop students’ capacity...

  • Putaiao/Hangarau: Science and Technology

    • Code: TECE.6022
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course aims to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required by early childhood teachers to enable them to facilitate children's learning, interests and appreciation for science and technology in...

  • Rangahau 2: Practice-based Research

    • Code: GENR.7026
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for students, under the guidance of a research supervisor, to develop the practice-based research skills necessary to write a research...

  • Te Aronga Rangahau: Introduction to Research

    • Code: TECE.5023
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course focuses on the development of knowledge and understandings about how research and reflection are interconnected with the practice of teaching. The role of the teacher as researcher as...

  • Te Horopaki Akoranga Kohungahunga: The Context of Early Childhood Education

    • Code: TECE.6020
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    In this course students will engage with the various theories and models, historical and contemporary, which have shaped and continue to shape early childhood education, particularly in Aotearoa/ New Zealand....

  • Te Kaiako hei Kairangahau: The Teacher as a Researcher

    • Code: TECE.7028
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of practice based research by providing an opportunity for students to advance their skills and knowledge of research in...

  • Te Kawa o te Marae

    • Code: MAOR.6002
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tokoroa

    The aim of this course is to interpret the meanings, beliefs and practices relating to all facets of the pa/marae and protocols...

  • Te Reo me ōna Piringa: Language and Literacy

    • Code: TECE.5027
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course focuses on the development of language and literacy in early childhood environments. Research tells us that in order to achieve this successfully, early childhood educators require a specialised...

  • Te Takoto o te Hapori Whanui: Outdoor and Community Environments

    • Code: TECE.6024
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course aims to develop student teachers' knowledge skills and understanding of how to foster children's interests, enthusiasm and learning in outdoor and community environments. Students will develop an awareness...

  • Te Ture Papori - Kotahitanga: Social Justice and Inclusion

    • Code: TECE.7027
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course examines the role of early childhood professionals as advocates for children and whanau/families. Students will consider legislation and policy, issues related to social justice for children and their...

  • Te Whakatakinga Marautanga: Introduction to Curriculum

    • Code: TECE.5022
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course will introduce students to the different concepts of curriculum and the political, historical and cultural influences which shape it. Students will develop knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi...

  • Teaching and Learning: ECE Curriculum studies in Aotearoa New Zealand

    • Code: TECE.8002
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 45
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Using Māori world views of whakapapa, students will critically examine historical and contemporary theories of holistic development and learning, and extend their content and pedagogical content knowledge. Students will deepen...

  • The Professional Practitioner: Te Tohunga

    • Code: TECE.8001
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The course aims to empower students to apply this whakatauki in their practice as professional early childhood teachers. Students will use tika, pono and aroha to inform evidence‐based practice in...

  • Whitinga ki te Tohu Paetahi Tuarua: Degree Transition Course 1

    • Code: TECE.7025
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to develop students' in-depth knowledge, understandings and skills in areas that have not been previously covered in the Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education):...

  • Whitinga ki te Tohu Paetahi Tuarua: Degree Transition Course 2

    • Code: TECE.7026
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to develop students' in-depth knowledge, understandings and skills in areas that have not been previously covered in the Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education):...

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