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Study Early Childhood Education at Otago

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Overview

Early childhood teaching qualifications enable individuals to study under the guidance of internationally-recognised early childhood academics, researchers and teachers. A range of qualifications will be offered especially for individuals who want to teach in early childhood centres or kindergartens in New Zealand and overseas.

Individuals with an interest in, and enthusiasm for, children and their learning should apply.

For more information see College of Education - Study Early Childhood Education

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Contact details

Tel 0800 TO TEACH (0800 868 3224)
Email education@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/education

Qualifications

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) endorsed in Early Childhood Education

Students who first enrolled in 2015 or earlier will normally complete the programme under the regulations in force when they first enrolled.

Year Papers Points
1st year

Education Studies

EDUC 101   Education and Society

EDUC 102   Human Development

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 101   Exploring Curriculum

EDCR 102   The Languages of Children

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 101   The Practice of Early Childhood Teaching

EDPR 102   From Personal to Professional

Subject Studies

Subject Study*

Competency Tests

EICT 199  ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199  Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 197  Mathematics Competency Test (ECE/Secondary)

Total points

 

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

 

0

0

0

126

2nd year

Education Studies

EDUC 211   The Institutions of Childhood

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 201  Weaving Curriculum

EDCR 202  People Under Three

EDCR 203  Te Ohonga Ake o ngā Marautanga

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 201  Relationships and the Practice of Teaching

EDPR 202  Relationships in Inclusive Settings

Subject Studies

Subject Study*

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

126

3rd year

Education Studies

EDUC 311  Contemporary Understandings of Young Children as Learners

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 301  Living Curriculum

EDCR 302  Debating Curriculum

Professional Studies and Practice

EDPR 301  Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 1

EDPR 302  Professional Inquiry in(to) Practice 2

EDPR 303  Politics, Policy, and the Profession

Total points

 

18

 

18

18

 

18

18

18

108

Total   360

* Programme must include Subject Studies papers worth a total of at least 36 points selected from EDUC and/or EDSU papers and/or papers from other approved disciplines and subjects.
Note: Any student who does not pass one or more of EICT 199, ELIT 199 and EMAT 197 at the first attempt is recommended to take EICT 198 Essential ICT for Teaching, ELIT 198 Essential Literacy for Teaching and/or support appropriate for EMAT 197 (or equivalent courses).

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Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipTchg) in Early Childhood Education

Subject Area Papers Points
Education Studies

EDUC 340 Theoretical Principles for Teaching and Learning

EDUC 341 Teaching in Context: Culturally Relevant Teaching in Aotearoa

18

18

Professional Experience

EDPE 300  The Teacher in Action

EDPE 301 The Teacher as a Reflexive Practitioner

18

18

Curriculum Studies

EDCE 300 Curriculum in Action

EDCE 301 Ethics of Care and Curriculum for People Under Three

EDCE 302 International Perspectives

EDCE 303 Early Childhood: A Context for Learning

18

18

18

18

Subject Study MAOR 110 Introduction to Conversational Māori, or equivalent

18

Content Mastery/
Competence Tests

EICT 199 ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199 Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 197 Mathematics Competency Test (ECE/Secondary)

  0

  0

  0

Total 162

Note: Any student who does not pass one or more of EICT 199, ELIT 199, and EMAT 196, 197, or 199 at the first attempt is recommended to take EICT 198 Essential ICT for Teaching, ELIT 198 Essential Literacy for Teaching, and/or support appropriate for EMAT 196, 197, or 199 (or equivalent papers).

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