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Undergraduate subject

Early Childhood Teaching

12 October 2023
Working in early childhood education will offer you a challenging and rewarding career.


Early Childhood Teaching


A child’s early years have a significant impact on their lifelong development. As an early childhood teacher, you will provide experiences that lay the foundations for later learning.


Early Childhood Teaching

What will my study involve?

  • Gain skills supporting child development and growing their love for learning.
  • Placements in early childhood settings to experience teaching young children.
  • Build your teaching identity.

Early Childhood Teaching


Early Childhood endorsement

For the endorsement in Ako: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, complete the following courses:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

See more information on course occurrences and timetable groupings.

Graduate Option

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) caters for those who hold a university degree, offering a one-year pathway into early childhood teaching.

How to apply

For details on entry requirements and the application process, see the Guide to Applying.

Early Childhood Teaching

Career opportunities

Working in early childhood offers you a challenging, interactive, and rewarding career caring for infants, toddlers, and young children in their important early stages.

From your placements throughout the degree, you will have teaching skills and experiences from a variety of education settings that could also apply to any area working with children and whānau.

Career pathways could include:

  • early childhood teaching
  • teacher’s aide
  • advocacy
  • government.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Early Childhood Teaching.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

Whakatairanga Ākonga

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International Prospectus 2024/2025

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