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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

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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

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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

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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

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