City Campus Information Session
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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.
In addition to weekly practical experience in an ECE setting, students will also undertake a block practicum in a setting that is different to 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 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
Students will also study optional content appropriate for an early childhood teacher.
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|
|EDUC0501||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 one full day (9am-4pm) and one evening class (online) 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 may be employed in roles in industry or workplace training, or community education. Example roles include:
Graduates may also choose to continue onto 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 nine hours of class time per week: a full day on campus from 9am-4pm, and one evening (taught online) each week. 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 undertaken 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 one of the following.
Based on 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:
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.
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 information:
Year 1 students (Te Whakapono) starting semester 1 2020
First day: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Venue: Dg.22, City Campus
Bring: Pen and note paper
*This is a block course Introduction module – Learning to Learn. Start date: Tuesday 28 Jan – Friday 7 Feb (excluding Waitangi Day), 9am-4pm daily, unless otherwise advised.
Year 1/2 students (Te Tumanako) starting semester 1 2020
First face to face: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Venue: Dg.04, City Campus
Year 2 students (Te Awhina) starting semester 1 2020
First face to face: Thursday 13 February 2020
Venue: Ag.12, City Campus
Year 2/3 students (Te Manaaki) starting semester 1 2020
First face to face: Thursday 20 February 2020
Venue: Dlg.18, City Campus
Year 3 students (Te Atawhai) starting semester 1 2020
First face to face: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Venue: D1.21, City Campus
Year 3 (midyear) students (Te Manawa) starting semester 1 2020 (they have an off-site Practicum placement 10 Feb – 13 Mar)
First face to face: Friday 20 March 2020
Venue: Dg.36, City Campus
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.
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