Career Guidance Workshop
Are you unsure of your future path or looking for a career change? Or, do you need some advice on what your next step could look like? Our Career Guidance Workshop can help you plan your current or future career journey.
Te Paetahi Akoranga Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) is an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) degree. An ITE qualification is the requirement to become a beginning teacher in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Approved and monitored by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, this degree is designed for those who would like to pursue a career as a qualified early childhood education teacher.
In addition to class time, students will spend a minimum of 12 hours per week in a licensed early childhood education setting, putting skills into practice.
Besides weekly practical experience in an ECE setting, students will also undertake a block practicum in a different setting from their weekly practice. Students are required to find their own practicum. The block practicum requirements are:
By the end of the programme, students will have learnt how to build and maintain relationships with children and adults, know how children learn, how to teach, and what to teach. Students will also learn vital leadership, planning and organisational skills.
The Te Paetahi Akoranga Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) will teach students an understanding of a range of valuable skills: from how children learn and what to teach to building relationships and strategies for advocating for children and families.
Students will also learn:
Professional values and relationships
Professional leadership and advocacy
Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.
|Module code||Module title||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites||Credits||Level|
|Field-based Teaching Practice A||EDUC0502||7
|EDUC0502||Field-based Teaching Inquiry A |
|EDUC0503||Field-based Teaching Practice B||EDUC0501||EDUC0504||8||5|
|EDUC0504||Field-based Teaching Inquiry B||EDUC0502|
|EDUC0506||Exploring Professional Practice|
|EDUC0507||Education in Aotearoa New Zealand|
|EDUC0601||Field-based Teaching Practice C||EDUC0503||EDUC0602||7||6|
|EDUC0602||Field-based Teaching Inquiry C||EDUC0504|
|EDUC0603||Field-based Teaching Practice D||EDUC0601||EDUC0603||8||6|
|EDUC0604||Field-based Teaching Inquiry D||EDUC0602|
|EDUC0606||Professional Practice in Action||EDUC0506|
|EDUC0607||Investigating Education in Aotearoa New Zealand||EDUC0507|
|EDUC0608||Pedagogy in Practice||EDUC0508|
|EDUC0701||Field-based Teaching Practice E||EDUC0603||7||7|
|EDUC0702||Field-based Teaching Practice F||EDUC0701||8||7|
|EDUC0704||Teaching as a Profession||EDUC0606|
|EDUC0705||Critiquing Education in Aotearoa New Zealand||EDUC0607|
|EDUC0706||The Pedagogical Teacher||EDUC0608|
|EDUC0707||Design Thinking and Co-creation in Education||EDUC0604|
Actual timetables will be provided closer to the start date (as this is dependent on what stream students are placed in). As a general guideline, the expectation is that students will be required to be at Wintec for two full days (10am-4pm) each week. Students 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.
In their third year of study, students can apply to study the 30 credit Design Factory NZ module. This experience teaches a range of problem-solving methodologies, which students will apply to a real-world challenge provided by an industry
partner. Students will work in a multi-disciplinary team alongside students from engineering, business, IT, sport and exercise science, media arts, and more.
Joining Design Factory NZ will provide students with the opportunity to learn and work in new ways, prototype solutions to complex problems, and develop their soft skills of creativity, empathy and communication - all in high-demand for the workplace of the future.
Read more about Design Factory NZ here.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This will qualify graduates to teach in licensed early childhood education services.
Graduates of Te Paetahi Akoranga Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) leave with skills to be curious, creative, critical, and courageous teachers. This includes:
After graduating, you may be employed in roles in industry or workplace training or community education. Example roles include:
Graduates may also choose to continue on to further study at postgraduate level.
While the programme has a higher practical component (field-based practice) than what universities require, students will still be required to learn about early childhood education theory, content and issues. The main difference to universities, is that students can put this theory into practice straight away in their field-based practice setting.
The programme is the same level (level 7) and difficulty as the degree programme offered at universities.
The workload will include 12 hours of class time per week: two full days on campus from 10am-4pm. Students will also be required to undertake practical experience of at least 12 hours per week in a licensed early childhood education centre. In addition, students are required to undertake 15-18 hours of self-directed study per week.
Timetables will be provided closer to the start date once streams have been finalised.
All students in this programme are required to have a mentor.
The student finds their own mentor who will be a staff member (qualified and fully certificated ECE teacher) at the setting where they are completing their field-based practice. This is an unpaid role. The mentor guides the student and provides feedback on their teaching practice and some course work.
Mentors must be qualified and fully certificated ECE teachers, this is a Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand requirement.
Candidates must have achieved University Entrance which is NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
Applicants who achieved University Entrance through NCEA in 2020 will be assessed under separate NZQA entry requirements that take into account the impacts of COVID-19. Candidates must have achieved:
Applicants who have not met the general admission or entry requirements for the programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for special admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher-level programmes.
Applicants who have not met the above entry criteria but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisionally registered candidates will be monitored closely and if they successfully complete their first semester of study, they will be able to move to full enrolment. If they fail half or more of their enrolled modules in the first semester, they will be exited from the programme.
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 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 Teaching 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:
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 will be subjected to safety checking. These will include but are not limited to:
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. Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’
will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.
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 Teaching 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.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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.
New students beginning Semester 2 2022
Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022
Venue: DG.06, D Block, City Campus
Date: Friday 22 July 2022
Venue: AG.12, A Block, City Campus
Please check your timetable for your first class details.
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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