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Programme overview

In this field-based, practical programme you will develop the skills to become a competent, informed and reflective early childhood teacher who is committed to young children and their learning and development. We believe people learn through participation and we value the experience and insight you’ll gain from working in early childhood centres. There will be plenty of opportunities to relate these experiences to theory during campus sessions. When you graduate, you will be eligible to become a registered teacher in licensed early childhood education centres.

  • Teacher registration: once you’ve completed this degree, you can apply for teacher registration with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ Teachers Council)
  • We aim for informed and reflective teaching based on observation and understanding of how people learn
  • A thorough grounding in educational theory and relevant practice of teaching and learning, child development, relevant te reo and tikanga M ā ori and working with children and their families in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Emphasis on teaching practice: you’ll be working (paid or voluntary) in a licensed early childhood centre for at least 12 hours per week during the programme
  • Experience teaching in a range of centres: each year you will also take part in a practicum, working full-time in an early childhood education centre for 37.5 hours per week
  • A strong emphasis on the New Zealand early childhood curriculum document, Te Wh ā riki. and a bicultural and sociocultural approach to learning
  • Acknowledgment of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, which prepares you to implement te reo M ā ori me ona tikanga in your teaching practice
  • A focus on research: you’ll develop an understanding of research methodologies with a particular emphasis on action research (self-study) in an early childhood setting
  • Part-time study options are available. Like full-time students, part-time students will need to work (paid or voluntary) in a licensed early childhood centre for at least 12 hours per week during the programme but study time will be part-time. Email Lee-Anne Turton (Academic Leader) or Lisa Helmling (Lecturer) for more information on how to apply for the part-time programme.

TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Schloarships

  • TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships: If you want to become an Early Childhood Education (ECE) teacher and you’re passionate about Māori or Pasifika cultures, a TeachNZ ECE Scholarship may be just what you’ve been waiting for.

Career Options

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Head teacher in an early childhood setting
  • Home-based coordinator/educator
  • Manager in an early childhood education centre
  • Hospital play specialist
  • Nanny

Annual Tuition Fees

Admission requirements

For this programme, you will need the following:

​1. University Entrance which requires NCEA Level 3 including:

  • 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in three different approved subjects
  • 10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Maori (5 in reading, 5 in writing)
  • 10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau

2. Be at least 17 years old by the time the programme begins

3. Be able to work for a minimum of 12 hours per week for the duration of the programme in a licensed early childhood centre

4. Complete a self-declaration of criminal conviction(s) and medical condition(s) which may prevent full participation in the programme and/or prevent registration with a regulatory authority (if applicable)

5. Consent to a Safety Check which meets the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Regulations 2015 including:

  • Provide two forms of ID and evidence of any name changes
  • Consent to a police vet check
  • Provide the names of two referees who Unitec or your placement provider can contact
  • If required, participate in an interview
  • If required, provide a chronological summary of your work history for the past 5 years and the name of any professional organisations, licensing authorities and registration authorities that you have been or are a member of

6. If English is your second language you will need to provide evidence of achieving an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of no less than 7.0 in each band of the test or be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency.

Don’t have NCEA? We also accept:

  • A relevant qualification at Level 3 on the NZQF or above or an equivalent qualification; OR
  • Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.

For more information download the programme regulations:

Courses and timetables

For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.

To demonstrate teaching and professional practices that recognise and respond to the integrated nature of young children s learning on a teaching practicum

15 credits (0.125 EFTS)

To further develop Te Reo Maori language skills, advance knowledge of Tikanga Maori, and develop students understandings of Manaaki Whenua and its application in teaching practice.

15 credits (0.125 EFTS)

To critically examine the history and current social and political status of early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand and its impact upon centres especially in the Pasifika community.

15 credits (0.125 EFTS)

To assist students to extend their knowledge and skills in professional communication and respond to ethical dilemmas in an early childhood setting

15 credits (0.125 EFTS)

To assist students to examine and analyse a range of theories and philosophies on the care, learning and development of infants and toddlers

15 credits (0.125 EFTS)

To enable students to critically examine theories and practices relating to curriculum content knowledge.

15 credits (0.125 EFTS)

To critically assesses the quality of research underpinned by a variety of research methodologies, with a particular focus upon action research.

15 credits (0.125 EFTS)

Examine and apply current approaches in Early Childhood Education assessment, planning and evaluation through participation in a work experience setting.



The ‘Key Information for Students’ below does not reflect any international student information .

Please take this information as a guideline only. For example, you will often see a difference between these tuition fees and our estimate above. This is because there are a number of variables, such as the specific courses chosen within a programme.

The national graduate outcomes information is for all tertiary New Zealand providers including Unitec. This information is provided by the New Zealand Government and is derived from a national database that links educational and income information.

Key Information for Students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements . University Entrance with 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in a mix of subjects, 10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or higher in Maths and English language requirements or relevant and equivalent qualifications, special and discretionary admission also accepted.

Detailed requirements: See the above “Admission requirements” section for more information about entry to this progrogramme.