The Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) is for university graduates who wish to become an early childhood teacher, educating children in their vital early years of life, from 0-6 years of age.
Students study the Diploma either on campus or via distance. Distance students study their programme off campus, and attend three on-campus intensives.
Students who successfully complete the Diploma will meet Matatū Aotearoa | Teaching Council of New Zealand graduating teachers standards requirements and may be eligible for provisional registration with the Council as a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand.
UC's College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora has a national and international reputation for producing high-quality teacher graduates based on a 135-year tradition. UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019).
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The GradDipTchLn(EC) is made up of the following compulsory courses:
- TEPI 361 Becoming a Professional Teacher
- TEPI 362 Being a Professional Teacher
- TEPP 361 Professional Practice 1
- TEPP 362 Professional Practice 2
- TECE 358 Curriculum Design
- TECE 359 Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori
- TECE 361 Holistic Development, Learning and Culture
- TECE 362 Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
- TECE 364 Pedagogy of Play
- TECE 365 The Intentional Teacher