Course details

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
Domestic tuition $7,470 per year
International tuition $25,000
NZQF Level 7

About the course

Graduates will be high quality teachers in the field of early childhood education, and will be eligible for provisional registration as a teacher if not already registered. They will have gained knowledge of the aims and purposes of education, child development, teaching and learning, assessment, the New Zealand education system, in particular Te Whariki, socio-political and cultural contexts, communication skills, information skills, and contemporary issues in education. They will have practical teaching, planning and management skills.

Entry requirements

This diploma is not open to new enrolments. The programme has 2 streams. Stream A takes 20 months (240 credits) and applicants must have a bachelor's degree. Stream B takes 15 months (150 credits) and applicants must have a recognised primary teacher qualification and be registered teachers.

About the provider

At the University of Canterbury you will get to enjoy the very best a university has to offer ' a world class learning environment, a vibrant campus and a great student lifestyle that's packed with opportunities.

You will gain hands-on experience in courses led by academics who are actively engaged in research and who are experts in their fields. The culture promotes active learning, where the vibrant community allows you to be who you are and do what you love.

UC's picturesque campus with modern teaching and research facilities is set in the heart of a city that has become a magnet for growth and innovation. Further afield lies a region packed with outdoor adventure, from the mountains to the sea.


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