This degree encompasses a broad study of early childhood education and social contexts relevant for students from birth to eight years of age.
We offer a range of courses covering te ao Māori perspectives, diversity and inclusion, human development, educational psychology, child development and professional communication and practice. Through these you will develop expert understanding of the complex and vital early years of children’s lives.
Practical placements each year in early childhood and other educational settings will allow you to explore areas of interest and refine and develop relevant professional skills. This is an excellent foundation degree. It will prepare you for a career in a range of educational settings and in policy and leadership roles in New Zealand and overseas.
If you decide to pursue a teaching career in New Zealand, you can gain registration by adding a one-year Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) or Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary).
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies programme will be offered for the first time in Semester One 2022.
Please get in touch for more information about the programme.