Bachelor of Teaching and Learning - Early Childhood (BTchLn ECE)

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This page is for students who are in the process of enrolling, or who are currently enrolled. If you have not yet applied please visit UC's course information pages for Early Childhood Education.

2022 Year One start dates and orientation

  • Your programme begins on Monday 14 February 2022 with a compulsory Orientation (for on-campus students see BTchLn Year 1 Orientation Timetable (Campus students)) or On-site Intensive (OSI) (for distance students see BTchLn Year 1 OSI Timetable (Distance students)). This includes an introduction to UC and the Facutly of Education, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. You will be expected to be available attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. Your online timetable will provide confirmed times required for attendance
  • On your first day, Monday 14 February, you will arrive on the Ilam campus at 10am venue TBC to register and prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the our website.
  • Part-time students must attend all of their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.

Course information

Year 3 students must choose and enrol in one of the following courses (TECP315TECP316TECP317TECP318 or TECP319). These must be completed as part of the programme and are available to BTchLn Early Childhood students who have met pre-requisite requirements. The courses have been designed to enable students to integrate and consolidate the knowledge and understandings they have gained from their programme of study, and to extend their professional knowledge and skills.

Choosing your course is an important decision. Some students may select an optional course to demonstrate their distinctiveness or a ‘point of difference’. Others wish to pursue an interest area. All these optional courses explore contemporary educational issues and practices.

The links below will give you an indication of the content and learning outcomes of the option courses.

  • TECP315 Language, Culture and Identity: Enhancing Educational Experiences and Outcomes for Diverse Learners
  • TECP316 Te Ao Maori/ Matauranga Maori: Teaching and Learning from Maori Worldviews
  • TECP317 Digital Technologies and e-Learning for Transformative Education
  • TECP318 Research and Inquiry in Action
  • TECP319 Sustainability and Social Justice

Pre-requisites

Students must have completed a minimum of 90 points from the Year 2 BTchLn (Early Childhood) Schedule including both Year 2 Professional Practice and Professional Inquiry courses. RP: Subject to approval of the Head of School.

** TECP316 has an additional pre-requisite of TECM101 and a compulsory Noho Marae.

If you are a Year 2 or 3 student who is repeating a course, and you have already successfully completed some assessment components for that course, you are eligible to apply for an ‘Application for partial exemption from assessment in a course’. 

If approved, you will be exempt from completing the assessment component(s) you have already passed. You would still need to enrol in and pay for the full course.  Until a decision is made students must continue with the course as if all assessment components still need to be completed. If you need further advice contact a Student Advisor. 

We strongly advise you to apply as early as possible as places in this programme are limited and in high demand.

Where to get help with enrolment 

If you have any queries or a non-standard enrolment, please call 03 369 3333 to make an appointment with a Student Advisor before you enrol. Alternatively, you can email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz. Returning students can enrol on myUC or by calling the Contact Centre.

Find out more about the steps to enrolment.

2022 Timetables and key dates

  • If you are already enrolled, either as a campus or distance student, you can log into My Timetable for timetables (including OSI), live information and room numbers.
  • If you are not enrolled yet but want to see what happens at an On-site Intensive, check the links in the Key Dates below.
Semester 1 Monday 14 February – Thursday 23 June 
Start date Monday 14 February

OSI (distance students) and Orientation (on-campus students)

BTchLn Year 1 Orientation Timetable (Campus students)

BTchLn Year 1 OSI Timetable (Distance students)

Monday 14 February - see timetable for finish dates
(Please see your online timetable for exact dates and times) 

Classes/lectures start

Monday 28 February

Good Friday Friday 15 April
Easter Monday Monday 18 April
Easter Tuesday (University holiday) Tuesday 19 April
Term Break (includes Anzac Day) Monday 18 April – Friday 29 April
Queen’s Birthday (public holiday) Monday 6 June
Practicum Block 1 Tuesday 7 June – Friday 17 June
Semester 1 classes/lectures finsih Thursday 23 June
Matariki Day (public holiday) Friday 24 June

 

Mid semester breakMonday 27 June - Friday 15 July
Semester 2Monday 18 July – Friday 18 November
Classes/lectures start Monday 18 July

OSI2 - Distance students only

Monday 25 July – Friday 29 July
Classes/lectures finish Friday 30 September
Term break Monday 3 October – Friday 14 October
Practicum Block 2 Monday 17 October – Thursday 10 November
Labour Day (public holiday) Monday 24 October
Canterbury Anniversary Day (public holiday for Canterbury) Friday 11 November
Practicum debrief Monday 14 November – Friday 18 November
Programme finishes Friday 18 November 
Semester 114 February – 23 June
Semester 1 Start date Monday 14 February

On-site Intensive Block 3 (Distance students only) 

BTchLn Year 2 OSI Timetable (Distance students)

Monday 14 February - Friday 18 February
(Please see your online timetable for exact dates and times)
Classes/lectures start Monday 21 February
Good Friday Friday 15 April
Easter Monday Monday 18 April
Easter Tuesday (University holiday) Tuesday 19 April
Practicum Block 1  Wednesday 4 April - Friday 13 May 
Term Break (includes Anzac Day) Monday 18 April - Friday 29 April
Queen’s Birthday Monday 6 June
Semester 1 classes/lectures finish Thursday 23 June
Matariki Day (public holiday) Friday 24 June
Mid Semester BreakMonday 27 June – Friday 15 July
Semester 2Monday 18 July – Thursday 10 November
Classes/lecture start Monday 18 July

Onsite Intensive Block 4 (Distance students only)

Monday 25 July – Friday 29 July
(Please see your online timetable for exact dates and times) 
Practicum Block  Monday 29 August – Friday 30 September
Term break Monday 3 October – Friday 14 October
Labour Day (public holiday) Monday 24 October
Programme finishes Thursday 10 November
Canterbury Anniversary Day (public holiday for Canterbury) Friday 11 November
Semester 1Monday 14 February – Thursday 23 June

Onsite Intensive Block  (Distance students only)

BTchLn EC Year 3 OSI Timetable (Distance students)

Monday 14 February - Friday 18 February
(Please see your online timetable for exact dates and times) 
Classes/lectures start Monday 21 February
Practicum Block Monday 7 March – Friday 14 April
Good Friday Friday 15 April
Easter Monday Monday 18 April
Eater Tuesday (University holiday) Tuesday 19 April
Term Break (includes Anzac Day) Monday 18 April – Friday 29 April
Queen’s Birthday (public holiday) Monday 6 June
Semester 1 Classes/lectures finish Thursday 23 June
Matariki Day (public holiday) Friday 24 June
Mid Semester BreakMonday 24 June – Friday 15 July
Semester 2Monday 18 July –  Thursday 10 November

Onsite Intensive (Distance students only)

Monday 18 July – Friday 22 July
Practicum Block Monday 25 July – Friday 26 August 
Term Break Monday 3 October – Friday 14 October
Labour Day (public holiday) Monday 24 October
Programme finishes Thursday 10 November
Canterbury Anniversary Day (public holiday for Canterbury) Friday 11 November

Need more information or advice?

See our student advice webpages