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Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood Education

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Bethlehem Tertiary Institute


The BTI Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood Education programme prepares graduate teachers to effectively design and implement holistic, quality education for infants, toddlers, and young children, consistent with a biblical worldview, Te Whariki, and the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching profession.

The programme’s foundational Conceptual Framework provides the basis for coherence across courses within the programmes which seek to nurture the hearts, minds, and practice of pre-service educators conducive to developing wise educators who are gracious, secure, and teachable and whose practice is relational, responsive and transformative.

Graduates with skills for great practice

Graduates of ECE Teacher Education at BTI will have the skills necessary to: Articulate and justify a personal sense of vocation and vision for their professional practice, Develop educational practice that is relational, responsive and transformative, Draw on their developing personal philosophy and knowledge of learning and teaching for planning and implementing wise, innovative and effective ethical practice, Engage with research and contextual evidence as a basis for their ongoing professional inquiry and resultant practice, Notice, recognise and respond as they gather, analyse and evaluate evidence of student learning in order to be accountable for that learning, Communicate effectively to a range of audiences through verbal, written, or visual media, including information and computing technologies, Design and organise rich learning experiences that maximise learning opportunities within a differentiated and nurturing environment, Make theoretically and philosophically informed decisions to maximise their students’ learning.

Entry criteria

International applicants must meet all of the general entry requirements for the programme they want to study as well as meet the New Zealand qualification verification requirements and English language requirements.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking overall score 7.0; TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT): Listening, Reading score 24, Writing score 27, Speaking score 23 overall score 98. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking overall score 65.

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