Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education): Te Poutama ki te Pakaritanga

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Incorporated

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

Entry to the programme is open to domestic and international graduates with, at a minimum, a relevant level 7 diploma or bachelor's degree, or NZQA approved equivalent. Relevance is determined by the Director Academic Programmes at the time of selection.

An applicant whose first or primary language is other than English (EAL) or te reo Maori will be required to have attained a band score of 7.0 or higher, for each component of the academic version of IELTS (International English Language Testing System). This result must be from one test taken tin the proceeding two years.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Teachers value children as taonga, respect children's interests and support their dispositions to learn.

Teachers know how to teach:

Teachers are self-aware, conscious of how their beliefs influence their teaching, curious, playful and creative; persistent and resilient, inquiring and critically aware, culturally aware and competent in cross cultural ECE settings, collaborative and inclusive, provide healthy, safe, inclusive environments, reflective practitioners, respectful of the rights of other through responsive, reciprocal relationships, act professionally, honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the Aotearoa/New Zealand context, uphold their professional Code of Ethics, apply their pedagogical knowledge and practical skills, apply child development and learning theory, and research to their practice, implement child-centred pedagogy processes using Te Whariki, apply content/domain knowledge in practice, are articulate advocates for social justice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 473 4672
Fax: (04) 473 7295

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