Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching

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Duration

1 year full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 (February)

Fees Estimate

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Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Master of Teaching and Learning
  • Master of Education
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Duration

1 year full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 (February)

Fees Estimate

See tuition fees for details

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Master of Teaching and Learning
  • Master of Education
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching is for university graduates who wish to become an early childhood teacher, educating children in their vital early years of life, from 0-6 years of age.

Students study the Diploma via distance. Distance students study their programme off-campus, and attend three on-campus intensives.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma will meet the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand graduating teachers standards requirements and may be eligible for provisional registration with the Council as a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand.

UC's College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora has a national and international reputation for producing high-quality teacher graduates based on a 135-year tradition. UC is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018).

Contact us

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching.

For course advice contact the College of Education, Health and Human Development:

College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 3333
Email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz