Gain the confidence and skills to work with children and support the qualified teaching staff in an early childhood centre or as a teacher aide in a primary school.
The Certificate in [Specialty] Education covers the initial theory and practice relevant to primary or early childhood settings. Students who complete this certificate may be eligible to enter the second year of the Bachelor of Education.
The Certificate in [Specialty] Education is offered in the following specialty areas:
Papers you can study
EDUC550 Wh?nau Family and Society
EDUC551 Human Development and Learning I
EDUC552 Introduction to te reo Maori
EDUC553 Education in Aotearoa New Zealand
Early Childhood Education
ECET501 Professional Inquiry into Practice I
ECET503 Health and Safety
EDCR510 Curriculum I: Te Whariki
EDCR511 Curriculum II: Infants and Toddlers
EDCR513 Maths I
EDPT501 Primary Professional Inquiry into Practice I: Being a Teacher
Assisting teachers in an early childhood centre or primary school
Graduates may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Education
Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, and have obtained a qualification equivalent to New Zealand Secondary School Qualifications.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic
Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.