Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipTchg) endorsed in Early Childhood Education

Duration:1 Year full-time (or part-time within two years)
Study Location:Dunedin
Total Points:162
Level:7
Qualification Code:OO0458

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) is a teaching qualification that will prepare graduates to meet requirements for provisional teacher registration in New Zealand, normally completed in one year of full-time study, or equivalent in part-time study over two years.

This is an intensive programme, building on the subject knowledge you have acquired in your initial degree to develop understanding, skills and values which will enable you to share your knowledge, passion and commitment to teaching and learning, and to implement innovative, effective teaching practices on entry to the teaching profession.  It is ideally suited to primary-qualified teachers who want to enter the early childhood sector, or graduates who want to gain an early childhood teaching qualification.

You will be equipped with the experiences, skills and knowledge, gained through education studies, professional experience and curriculum studies, to start your teaching career with the expertise, social attitudes and principles that will allow you to advance in your career and to continue to engage in professional development.

On graduation you will be qualified to teach in early childhood settings throughout New Zealand and in many overseas countries.

Papers within this qualification address professional teaching issues, the early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki, education theory and practical teaching experience.  

Qualification Structure for 2014

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipTchg) Early Childhood Education

NOTE: No new enrolments will be accepted into this programme for 2015.

Paper Code/Title     Points
Education Studies (36 points)

EDUC 340 Theoretical Principles for Teaching and Learning
EDUC 341 Teaching in Context: Culturally Relevant Teaching in Aotearoa

18
18

Professional Experience (36 points)

EDPE 300 The Teacher in Action
EDPE 301 The Teacher as a Reflexive Practitioner

18
18

Curriculum Studies (72 points)

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 Studies (18 points)

MAOR 110 Introduction to Conversational Māori; or an equivalent paper

18
Content Mastery/Competence Tests (0 points)

EICT 199 Information and Communication Technologies Competency Test
ELIT 199 Literacy Competence Test
EMAT 199 Mathematics Content Mastery Test

0
0
0

TOTAL POINTS162

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

Find out more about the Themes and Strands: Programme Content

Read the GradDipTchg Regulations

Programme Requirements

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipTchg) in Early Childhood Education

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted into this programme for 2015.

Subject AreaPapersPoints
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 StudyMAOR 110 Introduction to Conversational Māori, or equivalent

18

Content Mastery/
Competence Tests

EICT 199 ICT Competency Test

ELIT 199 Literacy Competency Test

EMAT 199 Mathematics Content Mastery Test

  0

  0

  0

Total162

Additional information can be found on the College of Education website at Graduate Diploma in Teaching endorsed in Early Childhood Education

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