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))

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2017 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website).

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

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

1.
Structure of the Degree

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) a candidate must pass courses having a minimum total value of 360 points, as specified in the Schedule to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood).

2.
Re-enrolling in Courses

Should a candidate fail any professional practice course, they may only re-enrol in that course with permission from the Dean. Professional Practice courses may only be attempted twice.

3.
Duration

The usual period of enrolment is three years of full-time equivalent study. The maximum period of enrolment is six years.

4.
Admission to the programme

Every candidate for the BTchLn(EarlyChildhood), before enrolling in a course of study for the degree, shall have:

(a)
satisfied Admission Regulation A, and
(b)
been approved as a candidate by the Dean of Education, on the recommendation of a Selection Committee.
Notes:
1.
Selection will be based on academic attainment and such other criteria as the Selection Committee may determine, which will include an interview.
2.
Candidates are required to be vetted by police.
3.
Students for whom English is an additional language must provide evidence of their English language ability as follows:
(a)
IELTS (Academic) 7.0, with no individual score below 7.0; or
(b)
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 fivewriting).

Note that satisfying these criteria does not guarantee entry to the programme.

5.
Continuity of Study

Students whose enrolment has lapsed for a period of 18 months or more will require the permission of the Dean to re-enrol in the qualification. This will include appropriate checks in line with the Vulnerable Children's Act.

6.
Transfers of credit and exemptions

The Dean of Education may grant credit towards the degree from any tertiary or other qualification where the content and standard of such study are considered appropriate to the degree. Credit may be specified or unspecified, and will be at an appropriate level. Credit from a completed degree will not exceed a maximum of 120 points. Credit from an incomplete degree, diploma or other tertiary qualification will not exceed 240 points.

7.
Arrangements for Enabling Holders of Existing Qualifications to Upgrade to the BTchLn(EarlyChildhood)
(a)
Candidates who hold a Diploma of Teaching (DipT), or equivalent, recognised by the New Zealand Teachers Council as leading to Early Childhood teacher registration, are eligible for entry into the BTchLn upgrade programme by undertaking courses from the Schedule to these Regulations, as approved by the Dean of Education. For this purpose a three-year DipT will normally be deemed equivalent to 240 points towards a BTchLn(Early Childhood).

Note: Applicants will normally be required to complete eight 15 point courses to be awarded the degree. Applicants who were awarded their DipT by the University of Canterbury or Christchurch College of Education will normally be required to complete five 15 point courses.

(b)
For the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning gained via the upgrade programme, the endorsement shall denote the sector for which the candidate's entry qualification is recognised by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The last year an initial enrolment from a UC Diploma graduate will be accepted will be 2015 with completion required by December 2017.

The last year an initial enrolment from a non-UC Diploma graduate will be accepted will be 2014 with completion required by December 2017.

The Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) (via Upgrade) pathway will be discontinued from 31 December 2017.

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 and Health
(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

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

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

Compulsory courses

Course Code Course Title
EDTL 746 Investigating Issues in Curriculum
EDTL 747 Studies in Teaching and Learning Theory

Optional courses

Course Code Course Title
EDTL 709 Perceptual Motor Programmes for Children
EDTL 717 Classroom Based Research for Teachers
EDTL 722 Language and Communication in Early Childhood Education
EDTL 738 Legislative Processes and Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand
EDTL 742 Supervising Teachers and Student Teachers
EDTL 745 Transition to School from Early Childhood
EDTL 748 Family/Whanau and Community in Early Childhood Education
EDTL 751 Guiding Young Children's Social Development
EDTL 752 Designing Environments for Children
EDTL 753 Operational Management in Early Childhood Education
EDTL 754 Professional Guidance and Leadership in Early Childhood Education
EDTL 760 Issues in Mathematics Education
EDTL 768 Academic Literacy for Tertiary Study

Additional optional courses may be selected from the Schedules to the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technology in Education, Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education, as approved by the Dean of Education.

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