Undergraduate study in Early Childhood Education

What can you study in Early Childhood Education?

Our Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood Education three-year specialisation qualifies you to become an early childhood teacher in a range of settings, including kindergartens and early childhood centres. In the first year you will be introduced to the profession of teaching, theories of learning, the early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, te reo Māori language and culture, and communication skills. You will undertake your first blocks of practicum (practical experience in ECE settings).

This 360-point programme requires three years of study, each year comprising 120 points. Visit here for a sample programme structure.

There is strong emphasis on practical teaching experience, called practicum, which comprises about 24 weeks in total. On practicum you will find out what it’s like to teach in ECE. You'll develop your skills as well as observing and discussing practice with experienced professionals.

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice

For general student enquiries, please contact the Education Student Centre.

To contact an undergraduate adviser or the subject convenor, email education@auckland.ac.nz.