Early Childhood Education

Find out more information about studying Early Childhood Education at the University of Auckland.

Programmes of study in ECE

Develop specialist knowledge of the vital early years of children’s lives, from birth to eight years old.

Begin a rewarding career influencing children's vital early years by adding this one-year programme to your existing degree. For flexibility of study, there are two options for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education): face-to-face and online. The programme is also availbale to study part- or full-time.

Postgraduate pathways

Deepen your knowledge and improve your career opportunities in the education sector by taking this  one-year programme.

Master of Education (Early Childhood)

We live in a world of rapid change induced by recent global and local events and the unstoppable rise of digital technology and social media. Traditional, mainstream, one-size-fits-all approaches are no longer sufficient to work with children and their families with increasingly complex social and cultural backgrounds.

Our Master of Education (Early Childhood) programme offers a range of courses that are designed and delivered by internationally recognised researchers and academics with advanced, multidisciplinary, and up-to-date knowledge of early childhood.

Throughout the programme students are supported in developing innovative and research-informed expertise to engage effectively with children, families and communities. Māori and Pacific concepts, values, and knowledges are integrated into course content, reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

Helpful links

The First Years Journal

The First Years Ngā Tau Tuatahi is a professional journal for people involved and interested in the education and care of infants and toddlers.

Early Childhood Seminar Series

Our longstanding Early Childhood Seminar Series is now accessible at all alert levels via webinar format.

FESW ECE Newsletter

Newsletters are sent out three times a year as a way of sharing information, resources, and opportunities and fostering partnership and engagement with the ECE community.
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Associate Teacher Practicum Hub

This is a practicum hub for Associate Teachers supporting Student Teachers from The University of Auckland.