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Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)

  • ID:UC640016
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

The BTchLn(EarlyChildhood) has one intake each February. Selection for entry is based on:

  • academic ability, involvement and interest in working with children, community involvement, communication skills, and other personal qualities as outlined in the Guide to Applying
  • a police check, referees' reports, and an interview
  • a short literacy and numeracy test.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 94, with at least 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening and 23 speaking
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 185 with at least 185 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 65 and no PTE communicative skills score below 65

Course Information

As an early childhood teacher you have the chance to teach infants, toddlers, and young children when they are most open to learning. The rapid rate of development in children of this age and their natural desire to learn makes for a hugely gratifying environment in which to work.

The Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) (BTchLn(EarlyChildhood)) is an internationally recognised qualification that prepares you for a teaching career, educating children in their vital early years of life, from 0–6 years of age. This degree is available to study full-time or part-time:

  • on campus in Ōtautahi Christchurch
  • by distance study.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning with Honours
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching
  • Master of Education
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Successful graduates meet the requirements for provisional teacher registration with Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand.

A UC degree in Early Childhood teaching means you will be able to join a skilled and collaborative teaching profession. Early Childhood graduates can work in a range of early childhood settings including early learning centres, childcare centres (public and private), and government agencies.

Many graduates have gone on to own and operate their own early childhood businesses.

Teaching skills of management, communication, coordination, responsibility, and organisation are prized in many professions such as management, policy and advocacy, publishing, politics, and business.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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