Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) (BTchLn(EarlyChildhood) - 360 points)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version

These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.

2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Education and Health Sciences may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) a student must:
(a)
be credited with a minimum of 360 points towards the qualification; and
(b)
be credited with the courses listed in the Schedule to these regulations.
4.
Admission to the qualification
To be admitted to the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) a student must:
(a)
satisfy the Admission Regulations for admission to the University; and
(b)
satisfy additional literacy competency of either:
i.
English as a first language; or
ii.
IELTS (Academic) 7.0, with no individual score below 7.0; or
iii.
at least two years of successful study in a New Zealand secondary school, with at least ten Level 2 NCEA credits in Literacy (five reading and five writing);
(c)
have met the requirements stipulated in the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 prior to gaining entry into the programme; and
(d)
have been approved as a student by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences, on the recommendation of a Selection Committee, which will include an interview.
5.
Subjects

There are no majors, minors or endorsements for this qualification.

6.
Time limits
(a)
The time limit for this qualification is 6 years.
(b)
If a student has not been enrolled for a period of more than 18 months, the student will require the permission from the Dean of Education and Health Sciences to re-enrol in the qualification. This will include appropriate checks in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations with no additional stipulations.

8.
Progression
This qualification adheres to the General Regulations with the following stipulations:
(a)
Should a student fail any professional practice course, they may only re-enrol in that course with permission from the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.
(b)
Professional Practice courses may only be attempted twice.
9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

Honours, Distinction and Merit are not awarded for this qualification.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications

There are no advancing or exit qualifications for this degreee.

11.
Disclosure of charges and convictions

A student in the Degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) is required to inform the Dean of Education and Health Sciences within three working days if they are charged or convicted of an offence while participating in the programme and of any other incidents or matters that may compromise their fitness to teach.

Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Compulsory courses

Year 1

(a)
TECE 105 Integrated Curriculum/Ako and Whanaungatanga
(b)
TECE 106 Rethinking Infants and Toddlers /Te Kōhungahunga
(c)
TECM 101 Te Reo me ngā Āhuatanga Māori 1
(d)
TEDU 110 Child and Adolescent Development
(e)
TEDU 111 Education, Culture and Society
(f)
TEDU 105 Cultural Studies/Te Tirohanga Ahurea
(g)
TEPI 101 The Profession of Teaching
(h)
TEPI 105 Teacher Identity/ Ngā Tirohanga Whānui

Year 2

(a)
TECE 205 Negotiated Curriculum: The Multiple Languages of Children
(b)
TECM 201 Te Reo me ngā Āhuatanga Māori 2
(c)
TEDU 201 Teaching, Learning and Assessment
(d)
TEDU 206 Inclusive Education in Early Childhood /Te Aōturoa Tātaki
(e)
TEPI 205 Professional Responsibilities and Relationships/Ngā Tirohanga Whānui
(f)
TEPI 206 The Teacher's Role in Numeracy and Literacy/ Ngā Tirohanga Whānui
(g)
TEPI 230 Informing Teaching and Learning through Community Engagement
(h)
TEPP 206 Professional Practice 4: Focus on Numeracy and Literacy

Year 3

(a)
TECM 301 Te Reo me ngā Āhuatanga Māori 3
(b)
TEDU 301 Inclusive and Special Education
(c)
TEDU 305 Discovering Early Years Education
(d)
TEPI 305 The Teacher's Role in Learning and Assessment/Ngā Tirohanga Whānui
(e)
TEPI 306 The Pedagogical Threads of Teaching/Te Umanga Ako - Tuia!
(f)
TEPP 305 Professional Practice 5: Assessment and Planning
(g)
TEPP 306 Professional Practice 6: Pedagogical Threads

Optional courses

At least one of:
  • TECP 315 Language, Culture and Identity: Enhancing Educational Experiences and Outcomes for Diverse Learners
  • TECP 316 Te Ao Māori/Mātauranga Māori: Teaching and Learning from Māori Worldviews
  • TECP 317 Digital Technologies and e-Learning for Transformative Education
  • TECP 318 Research and Inquiry in Action
  • TECP 319 Sustainability and Social Justice
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