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Manukau Institute of Technology


a.childforumbox6Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Private Bag 94 006, Manukau City, Auckland 2241.
Freephone: 0800 62 62 52

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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) 

  • 3 years full-time
  • Campus based classes and students are required to be working in an ECE service for 12 hours a week
  • February and July intakes
  • Study year: February - November
  • Locations:  Otara and Central Auckland


This full-time programme of study integrates theory and practice relevant to early childhood teaching. As a field based programme students work with children on a weekly basis to develop their capabilities and understanding of the complex role of an early childhood teacher.

The programme of study is three years in duration and involves campus-based classes. Students are required to be in a paid or unpaid position in a licensed early childhood centre for a minimum of 12 hours per week.

Each year there is one home centre practicum and one teaching practicum away from the 'home centre' totalling 20 full weeks'

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