Early Childhood Education teacher working with children

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

EU0901

Course Details

  • Feb 2019
    Jul 2019
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6531 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

Do you want to get started in a role where you can teach young children? Or are you currently unqualified and working in an early childhood setting? If so, then Wintec’s Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) is designed just for you.

The course is based around a high level of practicum, with 12 hours of work experience, or more, per week in a licensed ECE setting. And with classes only one day and one night per week, you’ll have plenty of time to spend putting what you learn in the classroom into practice. 

By the end you will have learnt how to build and maintain relationships with children and discover how they learn, how to teach and what to teach. You’ll also get the leadership, planning and organisational skills you’ll need to become a professional teacher and enjoy watching young children grow under your guidance. 

What You'll Learn

The Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) has you covered from how children learn and what to teach, to building relationships and strategies for advocating for children and families. You’ll also learn:

Professional Knowledge

  • What to teach
  • Learners and how they learn
  • Contextual factors
  • Influencing teaching and learning
  • The unique place of Māori as Tangata Whenua

Professional Practice

  • Planning for a safe, high quality teaching and learning environment
  • The use of evidence to promote learning
  • Inter-relationships between theory and practice

Professional Values and Relationships

  • Development of positive relationships with learners and the members of learning communities
  • Being committed members of the profession

Professional Leadership and Advocacy

  • Application of effective leadership strategies
  • Strategies to advocate for children, families, society and the teaching profession

You will also study optional content appropriate for an early childhood teacher.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Year 1

Module Code Module Title Pre-requisites Co-requisites Credits Level
EUBT512
AND
EUBT513
Field-Based Practice A

Field-Based Practice B


EUBT512
 7

8
5

5
EUBT502Practicum One EUBT512
Or
EUBT513           
155
EUBT503Principles and Practice EUBT512
Or
EUBT513
155
EUBT504Value of Play EUBT512
Or
EUBT513
155
EUBT505Identity and Diversity EUBT512
Or
EUBT513
155
EUBT506Communities of Practice EUBT512
Or
EUBT513
155
EUBT507Learning to Learn EUBT512
Or
EUBT513
155
EUBT511Development in the Early Years EUBT512
Or
EUBT513
155

Year 2

Module Code Module Title Pre-requisites Co-requisites Credits Level
EUBT611
AND
EUBT612
Field-Based Practice C

Field-Based Practice D
EUBT513

EUBT611
 7

8
6

6
EUBT602Practicum TwoEUBT502EUBT611
Or
EUBT612
156
EUBT603Health and WellnessEUBT503EUBT611
Or
EUBT612
156
EUBT604The Curriculum and PracticeEUBT502
EUBT504
EUBT507
EUBT611
Or
EUBT612
156
EUBT605Understanding PartnershipEUBT505
EUBT507
EUBT611
Or
EUBT612
156
EUBT606ECE Research and Research MethodsEUBT503
EUBT506
EUBT507
EUBT611
Or
EUBT612
156
EUBT607Inclusive PracticeEUBT503
EUBT504
EUBT505
EUBT506
EUBT611
Or
EUBT612
156
EUBT708Directed Study (Elective) EUBT611
Or
EUBT612
157
EUBT709Advanced Topic (Elective) EUBT611
Or
EUBT612
157
 Any other relevant and approved 15-credit module  155, 6 or 7

Year 3

Module Code Module Title Pre-requisites Co-requisites Credits Level
EUBT713
AND
EUBT714
Field-Based Practice E

Field-Based Practice F
EUBT612
or
EUBT713

All Year 1 Modules
 7

8
7

7
EUBT712Practicum ThreeEUBT602EUBT713
Or
EUBT714
307
EUBT704Exploring QualityEUBT604
EUBT607
EUBT713
Or
EUBT714
157
EUBT705Being a TeacherEUBT605
EUBT607
EUBT713
Or
EUBT714
157
EUBT706Adults as LearnersEUBT604
EUBT607
EUBT713
Or
EUBT714
157
EUBT707Understanding Influences on ECEEUBT604
EUBT605
EUBT607
EUBT713
Or
EUBT714
157
EUBT708Directed Study (Elective)  157
EUBT709Advanced Topic (Elective)  157
 Any other relevant and approved 15 credit module  155, 6 or 7

 

Module Code

Module Title

Pre-requisites

Co-requisites

Credits

Level

DFNZ701

Design Factory 1  307

The 30 credit module DFNZ701: Design Factory 1 can be offered as an option within any Wintec degree programme, wherever the degree programme structures allows such an option.  Admission into the Design Factory module is on negotiation with the Centre Director or delegated authority and selection into the module is in line with the Design Factory process.

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Scheduling and Workload

Actual timetables will be provided closer to your start date (as this is dependent on what stream you will be placed in). As a general guideline the expectation is that you will be required to be at Wintec for one full day (9am-4.15pm) and one evening (5-8pm) each week. You are also required to work in a licenced early childhood education setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week and spend one and a half days per week on self-directed study.

Career/Further Opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. This will qualify graduates to teach in licensed early childhood education services.

The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) may lead to employment as an Early Childhood Teacher in Childcare, Homebased Childcare Visiting Teacher, Kindergarten and other early childhood settings. There is also the opportunity to become part of the wider teaching community in roles such as an Associate Teacher or Mentor. You may also choose to continue onto further study at postgraduate.

Application Process

Once you’ve submitted your application

  • We’ll email you to confirm we’ve received it and let you know if there’s anything more we need from you.
  • We’ll assess your application and if you’re eligible to proceed we’ll  invite you to attend a selection interview
  • This will include an interview with one of our tutors - this is an opportunity to review your study plans and discuss opportunities within the Centre for Education and Foundation Pathways.
  • You will also be asked to complete a written test on comprehension, literacy and numeracy - this is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your writing, comprehension and numeracy skills.
  • During the selection interview we will begin the safety check process to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
  • You will be required to bring to the interview two forms of ID. You can find out more about the safety check process and the Vulnerable Children Act here.
  • We will let you know the outcome of your interview and if you’re accepted to study provide you with an enrolment offer.
  • You’ll need to accept your offer to confirm your place on the programme. Click here to find out more about enrolment and accepting your offer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from the class schedule and workload?

Your workload will include a full day on campus from 9am-4.15pm, and one evening from 5-8pm each week, plus at least 12 hours in a licensed early childhood education centre. If you go over those hours, great! Just remember you must meet the minimum requirements and keep up with your self-directed study.

Timetables will be provided closer to your start date once streams have been finalised.


How much time outside of class will I need to spend on study?

This is a full-time programme, so you’ll be expected to undertake 20-30 hours of self-directed learning each week.

What opportunities will I get to work in industry?

This is a field-based programme, so work in industry is integrated into the programme. You’ll need to spend at least 12 hours each week in an ECE setting – this can either be paid or voluntary. You’ll also undertake one block practicum each year of your study – this will be three weeks in Year 1, four weeks in Year 2 and five weeks in Year 3. These practicums are part of your study and won’t be paid. 

Are there any additional costs associated with this programme?

Your learning will be mostly practical, so there won’t be any additional costs for textbooks, uniforms or anything else! 

Will this programme be covered by the Government’s fees-free initiative?

Yes, you’ll be able to study the first year of this programme fees-free through the Government’s new initiative – only if this continues into 2019, so stay tuned! You can read more about the policy and find eligibility criteria here.

What support will I get while I study?

You’ll have access to free study preparation courses, academic resources, a specialist student learning services team, a library filled with resources and staffed by expert librarians, a dedicated team for Māori and Pasifika support, disability support services, and affordable healthcare on campus.

Undergraduate, semester, pathway and module – what do these words mean?

Undergraduate means any study up to the level of completing a bachelor degree. Our academic year is made up of two main semesters, one from February to June and the other from July to November. We also have a summer semester for some classes. A degree is made up of a mix of compulsory and elective modules; modules are worth between 15 and 60 credits. A year’s worth of full-time study is 120 credits.

Scholarships

TeachNZ Scholarships are available for eligible applicants. Further details are available from www.teachnz.govt.nz.

Entry Criteria

Candidates must have achieved:

Degree Level Academic Admission /University Entrance:

  • NCEA Level 3, comprised of 60 credits at NCEA level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
  • 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects; and
  • UE Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and in writing); and
  • UE Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above made up of specified achievement standards or a package of three numeracy unit standards – 26623, 26626, and 26627 – all three required).
  • Or an overseas school qualification equivalent to University Entrance.

Selection Criteria

a) Candidates must be 17 years of age at the start of the programme.
b) Candidates are required to be working (paid or voluntarily) for at least 12 hours a week in a licensed and chartered early childhood setting by the start of the programme.
c) Candidates are required to disclose whether they have been convicted of a criminal offence and police vets will be carried out on all candidates.  By signing the police vet form candidates are consenting to the police vet process being carried out. Candidates should be aware that some types of criminal conviction may limit their ability to secure practicum placements, and thus to complete the programme requirements, and/or may prevent them from gaining registration as a teacher. These include issues of trust, professionalism and misconduct or issues which impact the student’s ability to work with children’s physical, emotional, psychological or medical well-being. When determining whether an applicant’s criminal convictions impact on their ability to meet the “Good Character and Fit to be a Teacher” criteria as outlined by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand the “severity, recency, age at offending and pattern of offending are taken into consideration”. 
d) As required by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, every candidate must participate in a selection process determined by Wintec’s Centre for Education and Foundation Pathways. This may include, but is not limited to:

  (i) Providing a CV, personal statement and completing a Self-Declaration 
  (ii) Undertaking a written test on comprehension, literacy and numeracy
  (iii) Participating in a selection interview.

Safety Check

In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children Act, 2014 and Wintec Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all applicants may be subjected to safety checking.  These will include but are not limited to:
• A Formal Interview
• Identification checks
• Referee Check
• Police vetting
• A Risk Assessment

Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the applicant/candidate being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study.  Furthermore, candidates must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period.  A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the candidate being immediately withdrawn from the programme.

English Language Requirements

Candidates for whom English is an Additional Language must demonstrate their English language proficiency with a band score of 7.0 or higher for each component of the academic version of IELTS. The Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand has several exemptions to this requirement and candidates should check these with Wintec in case they meet one of them.

 

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Pathways

Please note:  Te Ara Pūtake programme will support your entry application into the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) programme but is not a guaranteed pathway.  Candidates who complete this course will still need to meet the other entry criteria for the degree (interview, numeracy and literacy testing).

Early childhood education pathway diagram

Your First Day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec Pōwhiri/Nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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