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University of Canterbury College of Education


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Freephone: 0800 VARSITY (0800 827 748)


Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)

  • 3 years full-time (part-time available)
  • On-campus in Christchurch
  • There is also a flexible learning option:  attendance at intensives/block courses in either Christchurch or New Plymouth.  New Plymouth-based students must also attend class one half-day per fortnight.
  • Study year: February – November


Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching

  • Study year: February – November
  • 1 year full-time
  • Able to study anywhere in NZ but must attend 3 intensive block courses in Christchurch


The programme consists of 10 courses (15 points each) completed in two semesters beginning in early February and finishing in November. Three of the 10 courses are Professional Practice (3 x 5 weeks), making a total of 15 weeks of professional practice in early childhood settings.

Students will experience a kindergarten as well as an education and care setting where they are placed with an experienced associate teacher. All students will undertake an infant and toddler placement.

The programme is offered through a blended learning model and students will thus study largely by distance. Students will attend three blocks of face-to-face classes (on-site intensives) at the Dovedale campus in Christchurch during the year.

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