Toi Ohomai Institute Of Technology Early Childhood Education

Ready to set yourself up with the skills to start your career in early childhood teaching?

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
LocationsTo be confirmed
Next intakeTo be confirmed 
Study options3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)If you have already completed the Diploma in Early Childhood Education, you can finish this course in two years.Part-time study available
Total credits360
StudyLink assistanceAvailable
Indicative Fees$6,346 per year for domestic students

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Career opportunities

  • Application for registration as a teacher in early childhood education.

Topics you’ll cover

Year One

  • 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 Two

  • 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 Three

  • 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