Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education

Toi Ohomai

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)

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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.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

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.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (0800) 86 46 46
Phone: (0800) 86 46 46
Fax: (07) 544 2386

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