Become a confident and competent early childhood teacher with a good understanding of our social context in New Zealand. This programme includes three social/cultural perspectives: Māori, Pacific and general.

This programme provides students with the knowledge, competencies, research skills, reflective practice and attitude to enter a career in early childhood education.

Programme Outline

The six broad areas covered on this programme are:

  • Education Studies in Human Development and Learning
  • Social/Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Professional Studies
  • Teaching Experience
  • Educational Studies

Entry Requirements

Whitireia degree academic entry requirements or equivalent study/work experience and evidence of suitability based on Education Council registration requirements, safety check and confidential references

All students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) must have IELTS 7.0 in all bands

International students

Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 7.0 in all bands


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