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2020 Prospectus CATEGORY 1 This means you can have absolute confidence in the PROVIDER quality of all our programmes.
3 Te Rito Maioha is a leading provider of new knowledge, fresh thinking and best practice for early childhood education and care. Contents What guides Te Rito Maioha? 4 He aha tērā, hei ārahi i a Te Rito Maioha? What makes Te Rito Maioha unique? 5 He aha ngā āhuatanga motuhake o Te Rito Maioha? Why study with us? 6 He aha te take me ako koe i tō mātou taha? Programme pathways 7 Te huarahi hōtaka Methods of delivery 8 Ngā ahuatanga tuku Programmes overview 9 Hōtaka whānui Initial teacher education – Whakaara mātauranga kaiako 10 Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) 10 Tohu Paetahi Whakaako (ECE) ECE Diploma to Degree Upgrade Programme 12 Whakamohoa Tītohu Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE) 13 Poutama ki te Pakaritanga Postgraduate – Tohu paerunga 14 Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) 14 Tītohu Paerua i te Ārahitanga (ECE) Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) Trans-Tasman Initiative 15 Tītohu Paerua i te Ārahitanga (ECE) Te Pāpaka-a-Māui/Aotearoa Postgraduate Diploma in Infants and Toddlers* 16 Pōkairua Tautara Whakaako ā Nohinohi Master of Education (ECE) 18 Tohu Paerua (ECE) Other programmes – Ngā hōtaka atu 20 Bachelor of Education (ECE) 20 Tohu Paetahi Mātauranga (ECE) Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Aperfield Montessori) 21 Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga (Aperfield Montessori) New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Pasifika) 22 Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga (Pasifika) New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Home-based Care) 23 We have more than 55 years of Te Rito Maioha was formed Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga (Home-based Care) experience in teacher education, in 1963 as the New Zealand Teacher Education Refresh (TER) 24 advocacy and promotion of world- Association of Childcare Centres Ara Tū Whakaako leading early childhood education. by prominent women’s rights How to apply 26 activist, politician and peace Te tono campaigner Sonja Davies. * Programme pending NZQA approval.
4 5 What guides Te Rito Maioha? What makes Te Rito Maioha He aha tērā, hei ārahi i a Te Rito Maioha? unique? Our korowhai He aha ngā āhuatanga motuhake o Te Rito Maioha? Vision Te pae tata Shaping the future of early childhood education Category 1 provider so every child thrives and learns. We have been awarded the highest Category 1 quality Ārahina ngā tamarikitanga, kia puawai rating by the New Zealand Qualifications i roto i to rātou mātauranga ako Authority mō ngā ra o mua. (NZQA). Mission Te pae tāwhiti Guiding beliefs Bicultural Field-based learning Te Rito Maioha is a bicultural organisation Ngā whakapono Our programmes and organisation are bicultural. Staff help students in a Students ‘earn while they learn’ and put what they learn into practice. Most of our programmes committed to advocacy, teaching, promotion and delivery of world-class ārahitanga supportive bicultural environment. require students to work in an early childhood early childhood education for children, Every child has the right to high-quality centre. whānau, teachers and ECE services. education and care that complements and supports their family’s life. We respond by being agile, connected and contributing Every child in New Zealand has the to ensure successful learning happens together. right to know and enjoy the dual cultural heritage of te Tiriti o Waitangi partners along with Why is this important? Ko Te Rito Maioha he rōpū his/her own cultural heritage. He aha tēnei e whakahirahira ai? tikanga rua e manawanui ana ko te rōpū kei runga Teachers in early childhood Te Rito Maioha students have high rates of success and become noa atu mō te reo tautoko i education should be qualified the qualified early childhood teachers that New Zealand needs. ngā tamariki, ngā whānau, and hold the same status as in the compulsory sector. Values ngā kaiako me ngā whare kohungahunga katoa. People working in Ka tū māia mātou i roto i te mahi kakama, te Ngā uara early childhood education need access to high- Blended Pastoral mahi tūhono, me te Making a difference – quality teacher delivery care mahi taunaki kia Te puawaitanga o te tangata education, advice, We combine online with We provide students with care pumau te angitu information, face-to-face learning through block and support through their study as Honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi – courses. Students can study from well as after they have graduated. o te ako ngatahi. resources and a E matua whakapono ana tātou ki te Tiriti anywhere in New Zealand. voice in decison- Including everyone – making that affects Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 Whakawhanaungatanga young children Being accountable – and their Kia taea te hāpai i ngā kaupapa katoa ahakoe te aha families. National provider Caring and connecting – Manaakitanga We have 11 teaching bases from Whangarei to Dunedin. Innovating – Whakahihiko hinengaro
6 7 Why study with us? Programme pathways He aha te take me ako koe i tō mātou taha? Te huarahi hōtaka Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) specialises in early childhood teacher education, offering a range of diploma, Master of Education (ECE) degree and postgraduate programmes. Level 9 We are one of the largest field-based early childhood teacher Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma education providers in New Zealand, with more than 500 Level 8 in Leadership (ECE) in Infants and Toddlers students of all ages and from all walks of life enrolled with us at any one time. Some of our students are new to early childhood education (ECE) and study, while some have been working in ECE for many years. Te Rito Maioha’s programmes reflect our commitment to bicultural kaupapa and the best of local and international ECE Level 7 Graduate Diploma of research and practice. Diploma to Degree Upgrade Teaching (ECE) Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) Bachelor of Education (ECE) We are proud to be one of New Zealand’s top early childhood teacher education providers, having been awarded the highest quality rating by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) in our external evaluation and review. Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in New Zealand Diploma in ECE New Zealand Diploma in New Zealand Diploma in Students tell us that they choose to ECE and Care – UCOL / ICL and Care – Aperfield Montessori ECE and Care – Pasifika ECE and Care – Home-based Care study with Te Rito Maioha because: all our programmes have a bicultural focus students gain practical experience and can earn as they learn National teacher registration pathway students graduate with a high-quality ECE qualification and are employment ready or ready to take on leadership Teacher Education Refresh National teacher responsibilities registration we have 11 teaching bases across New Zealand that give students access to our highly qualified teaching staff who offer academic support as well as pastoral care Level 7 each base has a pouako who supports students to build Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) Graduate Diploma in their te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori (language and Teaching (ECE) protocols) knowledge and skill students value being part of Te Rito Maioha whānau. Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 Bachelor of Education (ECE) Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in New Zealand Diploma in ECE New Zealand Diploma in New Zealand Diploma in ECE and Care – UCOL / ICL and Care – Aperfield Montessori ECE and Care – Pasifika ECE and Care – Home-based Care Contact us Whakapā mai ki ā mātou Call 0800 244 532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or LEGEND go to www.ecnz.ac.nz New Existing External
8 9 Methods of delivery Programmes overview Ngā ahuatanga tuku Hōtaka whānui Blended learning Online learning Field-based learning Akoranga whakauruuru Akoranga ā ipurangi Akoranga-a-whare FULL-TME BLOCK PROGRAMME COURSES INTAKES Our blended learning approach combines Some of our programmes are fully online, Many of our programmes have field- PROGRAMME LEVEL CREDITS DURATION PER YEAR PER YEAR online with face-to-face block courses. It which means that you are able to study based study requirements, which is flexible and means that you can study from home with no commitment to means that you need to be working from anywhere in New Zealand. attending face-to-face block courses. or volunteering in an early childhood Initial teacher education Your study will be self-directed, but setting for a minimum of 12 hours per You will study online using the latest you will engage with lecturers and week. This requirement enables you to pedagogical approaches and techniques. Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) 7 360 3 years 4 2 other students through your online study and work at the same time and You will engage in learning online with study portal. immediately put what you learn into lecturers and other students as well as practice in an ECE environment. at the face-to-face block courses in one ECE Diploma to Degree Upgrade 7 60–90 1–2 years 3 1 of our 11 regional bases. These usually Programme take place a couple of times a semester. Our lecturers will support, guide Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE) 7 150 1 year 4 1 and empower you throughout your programme. Other students will also play a supportive role in your success. Postgraduate Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) 8 120 1–2 years 2 2 Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) 8 120 2 years 2 1 Trans-Tasman Initiative Postgraduate Diploma in Infant and 8 120 1 year TBC 1 Toddler Pedagogy* Master of Education (ECE) 9 120–240 1–3 years TBC 1 Other programmes Bachelor of Education (ECE) 7 360 3 years 0 1 Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood 5 120 1 year 3 1 Education (Aperfield Montessori) New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood 5 120 1 year 4 2 Education (Pasifika) New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood 5 120 1 year 0 2 Education (Home-based Care) Teacher Education Refresh (TER) n/a n/a 4 months 0 2–3 * Programme pending NZQA approval.
Via-Deolorosa Moa Totogata Tugaga, Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) 10 I hadn’t studied for a few years but Te Rito Maioha made it really easy to get started and 11 really helped me. Programmes I learned so much with my study which has helped me with my work. I am now able to identify children who have different styles of learning, and have strategies to help those children. Te Rito Maioha is really culturally aware which is important to me because I am Samoan. Hōtaka They encouraged me to bring my cultural perspective and upbringing into my practice. Yes – balancing work and study was really hard, but I actually really enjoyed it. Having an online support network of other teachers that I could contact for help when I needed it was great. Initial teacher education Whakaara mātauranga kaiako Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) Admission requirements Ngā hiahiatanga tono You are required to work (either paid or unpaid) at an Tohu Paetahi Whakaako (ECE) ECE centre for a minimum of 12 hours a week under the supervision of a registered teacher with a full practising certificate. Become an early childhood education teacher. Study If you work in a licensed home-based care service, you will need to complete at least 6 hours a week in a licensed with Te Rito Maioha and make a difference to the lives early childhood education service that meets the supervision requirements. of New Zealand’s youngest tamariki. To apply for this programme, you must: Our Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) gives you the knowledge, Courses be at least 17 years old (18 years old if you are an skills and practical experience required to begin your career Kaupapa international student) in ECE. In the first year, you will study four courses: have University Entrance* (or an overseas equivalent) The 3-year Level 7 programme blends online and face-to- face learning with practical experience in an early childhood The Child setting to prepare you for work as an ECE teacher and your Te Hā o te Tamaiti (30 credits) provide evidence that you will be working with children registration as a teacher. in an early childhood service at the time of entry Teaching and Learning If you would like to study for the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) Te Hā o te Iwi Mātauranga Māori (30 credits) pass a children’s worker safety check as required under over more than 3 years, you can request to study part-time Contexts of Early Childhood Education the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 as long as you complete the programme within 6 years. Te Hā o te Ao Hurihuri (30 credits) The Teacher as Professional provide evidence of your proficiency in English if English Programme delivery is an additional language. Te Hā o te Kaiako (30 credits) Te ara tuku In the second and third years, the themes in these courses will * If you are aged 20 or over, you do not require University Entrance. Blended learning be expanded on. Field-based learning University Entrance (as at May 2018) You will study 12 30-credit courses over 3 years. There are two semesters a year, and both are 18 weeks long. NCEA Level 3 Weekly requirements include: Three subjects at Level 3 made up of 14 credits each in three approximately 4.5 hours of online engagement University Entrance approved subjects. For more information, please go to www.nzqa.govt.nz 12 hours of practice in a licensed early childhood centre (supervised by a registered teacher) Literacy at Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits in reading Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 and 5 credits in writing an average of 15 hours of independent study. Numeracy requires 10 credits at Level 1 or above. In addition to supervised practice in your home early childhood service, you will need to complete a teaching practicum in a different setting during each year of the programme. There will also be four face-to-face block courses, including one noho marae, for a total of 10 days each year.
Samantha Campion, Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) 12 Living in New Plymouth with no university nearby, Te Rito Maioha was 13 a great option for me. Studying with Te Rito Maioha was amazing and I highly recommend them. They have great knowledge and an awesome bicultural aspect. Combining hands-on experience with study is a dream combination. It cements what you learn. I’d do the theory throughout the week, then I’d go to my centre where I was able to put the theory into practice straight away. Initial teacher education Whakaara Mātauranga Kaiako ECE Diploma to Degree Graduate Diploma Upgrade Programme of Teaching (ECE) Te Whakamohoa Tītohu Te Poutama ki te Pakaritanga Boost your career by upgrading your ECE diploma to a degree. Put your degree to good use teaching young children. This is a 1–2-year part-time programme for those with an Study requirements include: This 1-year full-time programme leads to teacher registration in Courses ECE teaching diploma who would like to upgrade to a Level 7 New Zealand. Kaupapa approximately 12 hours of independent study per week Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). Being part-time, you can continue It has been developed for people with a degree wanting The Culturally Responsive Teacher to work while you study for the degree, but there are no set attendance at three 2-day block courses in Wellington in to make a career of teaching in ECE and for international Tikanga-ā-iwi (30 credits) weekly early childhood service attendance requirements. January, May and August teachers seeking a New Zealand qualification. The programme will deepen your knowledge of: Understanding Children and Childhood Tamarikitanga (15 credits) curriculum inquiry access to an early childhood service to complete Programme delivery assessment work related to research topics. Te ara tuku Teacher as Inquirer inclusion, exclusion and marginalisation in ECE settings Te Kaimahira (30 credits) Blended learning Courses Field-based learning Practicum One infants and toddlers Kaupapa Whakatātare (15 credits) This is an intensive 150-credit Level 7 programme of study Teacher as a Critical Pedagogue mātauranga Māori Leadership through Curriculum Inquiry requiring considerable commitment and focus. Te Hā o te Ao Māramatanga (20 credits) Kaiwhakamanawa (30 credits) Study requirements are: Teacher as Emergent Leader leadership in early childhood education. Infants and Toddlers Te Hā o te Ao Kōhungahunga (20 credits) attendance at four 3-day block courses, which will be held Mana Whakatipu (15 credits) Please note that, because this programme does not include in Auckland and Wellington depending on numbers Practicum Two The Teacher as Critical Pedagogue a practicum component, it is not a pathway to teacher Whakatātare (15 credits) Te Hā o te Waihanga Marautanga (20 credits) registration. approximately 5.5 hours of online engagement per week Teaching and Learning Admission requirements Programme delivery Te Hā o te Iwi: Mātauranga Māori (30 credits) approximately 15 hours of independent study per week Ngā hiahiatanga tono Te ara tuku This course may be required (see above). 13 hours of practice (comprising 2 days per week, 6.5 hours To be eligible for this programme, you must: Blended learning Admission requirements per day) in a licensed early childhood education service Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 hold a relevant Level 7 bachelor’s degree Field-based learning Ngā hiahiatanga tono two 5-week practicums. provide evidence of proficiency in English if English is an The programme consists of three courses, each 12 weeks long. To join this programme, you must: additional language An extra 18-week course taught in Semester 2 may be hold a recognised Level 7 New Zealand ECE teaching required if you: diploma qualification undergo a children’s worker safety check as required under did not receive your diploma from Te Tari Puna Ora o the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. provide evidence of previous experience working with Aotearoa/New Zealand Childcare Association (NZCA) – children in an early childhood service. Students with qualifications gained outside of New Zealand the previous name for Te Rito Maioha also need to provide an NZQA assessment report completed are unable to demonstrate competency in te reo Māori me within the last 3 years. ngā tikanga Māori.
Anya Ferns, Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership (ECE) 14 Thanks to my study, I have moved into management with ease. 15 My study has helped me immensely with leading teams. Learning about different leadership attributes and approaches has also enabled me to support the aspiring leaders around me. My knowledge of systems within organisations and what is required to ensure governance and best practice has been strengthened too. I am continuing my study with Te Rito Maioha, working towards my Master of Education (ECE) on a part-time basis. Postgraduate Tohu paerunga Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) in Leadership (ECE) Te Tītohu Paerua i te Ārahitanga (ECE) Trans-Tasman Initiative Te Tītohu Paerua i te Ārahitanga (ECE) An applied practice part-time or full-time programme for ECE Te Pāpaka-a-Māui/Aotearoa leaders and aspiring leaders that grows a community of leaders within the ECE sector. A unique opportunity to gain a postgraduate ECE leadership This Level 8 postgraduate qualification has a strong emphasis on work-based leadership practice within the ECE context. Courses qualification in collaboration with colleagues from both sides Kaupapa Students will develop their leadership skills through connection Core courses of the Tasman. with other students and engagement with current research. Leading Teams Australian and New Zealand ECE leaders and aspiring leaders Courses Students who graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma Te Ārahi Tira (30 credits) share and co-construct leadership knowledge from experience Kaupapa in Leadership (ECE) are eligible to staircase into a Level 9 in the two similar but different ECE contexts. master’s degree, with the four courses contributing to the Leading Pedagogical Change Leading Teams first part of a master’s degree. Te Ārahi Huringa Tikanga Whakaako (30 credits) Students engage together online as well as in face-to-face Te Ārahi Tira (30 credits) block courses as a cohort within the wider Postgraduate Students who complete the Leading Pedagogical Change Organisational Leadership Leading Pedagogical Change Diploma in Leadership (ECE) programme. and Leading Teams courses are eligible to graduate with a Te Ārahitanga ā-Whakahaere (30 credits) Te Ārahi Huringa Tikanga Whakaako (30 credits) Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership (ECE). The day after each block course, there are visits to ECE Elective courses – choose one centres that provide added professional learning about best Organisational Leadership practice in both Australia and New Zealand. Te Ārahitanga ā-Whakahaere (30 credits) Programme delivery Māori Leadership Te ara tuku Te Ārahitanga Māori i te Mātauranga Kōhungahunga (30 credits) Leading Social Change Blended learning Pasifika Leadership in Early Childhood Programme delivery Te Ārahi Huringa Pāpori (30 credits) Te ara tuku Te Ārahitanga Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa i te Mātauranga This is a 120-credit qualification comprising four 30-credit Kōhungahunga (30 credits) Blended learning Admission requirements courses. It is equivalent to 1 full-time academic year but can Ngā hiahiatanga tono be completed part-time within 2 years. Full-time students Leading Social Change Four 30-credit courses are taught consecutively over a Te Ārahi Huringa Pāpori (30 credits) Students must hold an NZQA-equivalent Level 7 teaching need to set aside 30–34 hours per week, which is why most 2-year period. degree or diploma and be working in an ECE service or in an students choose to study part-time. There are two compulsory block courses a year (one per organisation that has an ECE-related focus. Students must be Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 Three of the four courses are compulsory core courses, Admission requirements able to provide a copy of their academic transcript. course, 1.5 days each), with an additional orientation day Ngā hiahiatanga tono with the other being an elective course. before the first Year 1 block course in Wellington. Students holding a Level 7 teaching diploma from an approved Students must hold an NZQA-equivalent Level 7 teaching The programme blends online and face-to-face learning. Once a year, students will need to cross the Tasman for a institution for initial teacher education need current teacher degree or diploma and be working in an ECE service or in an There is one 1.5-day block course per course. block course in the partner country in Week 1 of each year’s registration and evidence of at least 3 years of professional, organisation that has an ECE-related focus. Students must be two semesters. practical or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind. A 1-day orientation course precedes the block course, able to provide a copy of their academic transcript. which is usually held in Wellington. Students who graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma Students holding a Level 7 teaching diploma from an approved in Leadership (ECE) are eligible to staircase into a Level 9 institution for initial teacher education need current teacher master’s degree, with the four courses contributing to the first registration and evidence of at least 3 years of professional, part of a master’s degree in both Australia and New Zealand. practical or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.
16 17 Postgraduate Tohu paerunga Postgraduate Diploma: Infant and Toddler Learning and Development* Pōkairua tautara i te Akoranga me te Whanaketanga Specialise in teaching children aged 0–3 years with this 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time qualification, which can be completed while you work. This Level 8 qualification is suitable for professionals with a Courses particular interest in infant and toddler wellbeing, learning and Kaupapa development who want to specialise in this area. The First Thousand Days The programme emphasises the importance of Ngā rā tuamano (30 credits) whanaungatanga (relationships) in supporting positive outcomes for infants, toddlers and their whānau. Infant and Toddler Learning and Wellbeing Tamariki Kōhungahunga Akoranga me te Orangatanga (30 credits) Contemporary theory and research from the education and health fields are used to support a holistic view of wellbeing, Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Environments learning and development. The inclusion of relevant social Tamariki Kōhungahunga Marautanga me te Taiao (30 credits) services and agencies also provides opportunities to develop Dialogic Pedagogy interdisciplinary relationships. Matapakinga mātauranga (30 credits) Students who graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma in Infants and Toddlers are eligible to staircase into a Level 9 Admission requirements master’s degree, with the four courses contributing to the first Ngā hiahiatanga tono part of a master’s degree. To be eligible to apply for this programme, students must hold a relevant NZQA-equivalent Level 7 teaching degree or Programme delivery diploma in education or related fields. Students must be able Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 Te ara tuku to provide a copy of their academic transcript. Online learning * Subject to NZQA approval. The programme comprises four 30-credit courses, each 18 weeks long, which can be completed over 1 year of full-time study or 2 years of part-time study. For part-time study, students need to set aside 17 hours a week for directed and independent study, including online engagement. For full-time study, students need to set aside 34 hours a week. There is no work-based component.
18 19 Postgraduate Tohu paerunga Master of Education (ECE) Tohu Paerua (ECE) Take advantage of Te Rito Maioha’s research and teaching expertise Courses on offer for the ‘course work and thesis’ and ‘course work only’ options: and complete your master’s degree with us. Bicultural Teaching and Learning This Level 9 master’s qualification is endorsed in ECE. It will appeal to people wanting to further their knowledge of early Mātauranga Māori childhood generally and in specialist areas such as leadership, biculturalism, inclusive education, curriculum, evaluation and Inclusive Education in ECE infant and toddler pedagogy. Curriculum Studies in ECE Programme delivery Te ara tuku Evaluation in ECE Online learning Leading Teams Three pathways will offer the following options, depending on student choice and the entry qualifications: Pedagogical Leadership 1 Master’s by thesis or primarily by thesis 2 Master’s by course work and thesis* Leading Social Change (1 year full-time or 2 years part-time) (18 months full-time or 3 years part-time) Organisational Leadership A 120-credit course for students holding a postgraduate A 180–240 credit course for students with a Level 7 diploma or bachelor’s degree (with honours). qualification (in the field of education). Students will Māori Leadership complete their course work (full-time or part-time, as Master’s by thesis or primarily by thesis: above), including the compulsory Research Methods Pasifika Leadership Full-time (1-year) option course, before undertaking their research inquiry and thesis. The First Thousand Days Semester 1, 2020 Research Methods (30 credits) Preparing for the research inquiry 3 Master’s by course work only* Infant and Toddler Teaching and Learning (2 years full-time or 4 years part-time) Semester 2, 2020 Dialogic Pedagogy for Infant and Toddlers Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 Conducting the research inquiry and writing the A 120–240 credit course for students not wanting research report (90 credit thesis) to conduct a research inquiry and thesis or progress Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Environments on to doctoral study. Students must hold a Level 7 Master’s by thesis or primarily by thesis: qualification (in the field of education). Students Part-time (2-year) option completing their master’s degree by course work Research Methods (full-time or part-time, as above) will choose from 2020 a suite of Level 8 and 9 courses. Full-time students Independent Inquiry Semester 1: Research Methods and preparing for the will study two courses per semester. research inquiry Please note that some of these course names may change. Semester 2: Conducting the research inquiry * Subject to NZQA approval. 2021 Semesters 1 and 2: Writing the research report (90 credit thesis)
20 Jacqui Creek, New Zealand Diploma in Early 21 Childhood Education (Aperfield Montessori) I have found studying with Te Rito Maioha really good. The course is very manageable, and the tutors are very friendly and helpful. The course has totally changed the way I teach. My philosophy of teaching is richer, and I have a much clearer understanding of the way that children learn and how Montessori teachers can best facilitate this learning. Other programmes Ngā hōtaka atu Bachelor of Education (ECE) New Zealand Diploma in Tohu Paetahi Mātauranga (ECE) Early Childhood Education Take advantage of Te Rito Maioha’s research and expertise and complete your Bachelor of Education (ECE) with us. (Aperfield Montessori) Te Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga This 360-credit Level 7 degree is for people wanting to gain or Programme delivery add to their knowledge and skills in the field of education, with Te ara tuku a focus on early childhood education, in order to advance their career or as a pathway to further study. Online learning Learn to reveal the unique potential in every child. Career options following completion of our Bachelor of The Bachelor of Education (ECE) is a 3-year full-time degree. Students completing this programme will gain the qualification If you are a degree-qualified ECE teacher, you may be Education (ECE) are wide-ranging and include ECE centre It is taught entirely online and has no block courses or work of New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and eligible for credit for prior learning, which would reduce the manager, child advocate, policy analyst, community strategic requirements. Care (Level 5) – Te Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga programme to 6 months. planner, migrant and refugee support person and social or Manaaki (Level 5). The programme comprises 22 courses. You will need to set If you are not degree-qualified and complete this Level 5 youth worker. aside approximately 35 hours a week for study. The programme has been designed for a wide range of programme, you will be provided with a credit for prior learning The programme will also provide a pathway for international students including qualified early childhood and primary for two courses in our Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). students wanting to learn about New Zealand’s world-leading Courses teachers, unqualified teachers, parents, carers, psychologists education sector and gain an internationally recognised Kaupapa and other interested professionals wanting to train in the qualification. Admission requirements Montessori Method. Ngā hiahiatanga tono In the first year, you will study four papers: The programme may provide a direct pathway into Te Introduction to Early Childhood Education To apply for this programme, you must: Rito Maioha’s specialist ECE graduate and postgraduate The Aperfield Montessori Method programmes. Te Whakatakinga Kōhungahunga Mātauranga (30 credits) This method of education is a holistic approach based on be at least 17 years old (or 18 years old if you are an Note: This degree does not directly lead to teacher Academic Skills a lifetime of observation and study by Dr Maria Montessori. international student with the minimum entry requirement registration. See diagram below. Pūkenga Mātauranga (30 credits) being Academic IELTS Level 5.5 with no score lower than 5) Te Rito Maioha worked closely with the Aperfield Montessori Human Development Trust to develop this programme. The Montessori courses are taught by trained and experienced Montessori experts. provide a written reference (which cannot be from a family Bachelor of Education (ECE) to National Teacher Ira Tangata (30 credits) member or friend) Registration pathway Identity Tuakiri (30 credits) Programme delivery provide evidence that you will be working with children in an Te ara tuku early childhood service In the second and third years, the themes in these courses will National teacher Blended learning registration be expanded on. Field-based learning (Semester 2) pass a children’s worker safety check as required under the Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 Vulnerable Children Act 2014 Admission requirements Four 30-credit courses are taught over a 1-year period through Ngā hiahiatanga tono a combination of online and face-to-face learning. There is also have NCEA Level 3 (including 10 literacy credits at Level Graduate Diploma in Applicants must meet University Entrance requirements or the option to study the programme part-time over 2 years. 2 and 10 numeracy credits at Level 1) – if you do not Teaching (ECE) equivalent as defined by NZQA (see page 11). have NCEA Level 3 or its equivalent, we will consider your Two of the courses will be taught concurrently in Semester application on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who are more than 20 years of age and who do not 1 with the remaining two taught concurrently in Semester 2. meet the requirements may be accepted for admission where In Semester 2 you will be required to work (either paid or they can demonstrate preparedness for study and qualification Bachelor of Education (ECE) unpaid) at an ECE service for a minimum of 12 hours a equivalency through work or voluntary experience. week under the supervision of a registered teacher with a full Applicants whose first or primary language is other than practising certificate. In order to complete the assignments English or te reo Māori will be required to attain a band score in Semester 1, you will need to have access to children aged of 6.0, with no category lower than 5.5, for each component 2–5 years. of the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
22 23 Other programmes Ngā hōtaka atu New Zealand Diploma in New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education (Pasifika) (Home-based Care) Te Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga (Pasifika) Te Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga Kia orana. Fakaalofa lahi atu. Mālō e lelei. Tālofa lava. Talofa ni. Prepare for your future in Courses Kaupapa Ni sa bula vinaka. Warm Pasifika greetings. home-based ECE Semester 1 Students completing this programme will gain the qualification Two of the courses will be taught concurrently in Semester 1 The Child 1 Students completing this programme will gain the qualification of New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and with the remaining two taught concurrently in Semester 2. Te Hā o te Tamaiti (30 credits) of New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) – Te Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga Care (Level 5) – Te Tohu Pōkairua Mātauranga Kōhungahunga Understanding the Characteristics of Infants and Toddlers You will be required to work (either paid or unpaid) at an ECE Manaaki (Level 5). Manaaki (Level 5). E Mārama ana i ngā Āhuatanga o te Hunga Nohinohi (30 credits) service for a minimum of 6 hours a week under the supervision The programme will be of interest to Pasifika, Māori and other of a registered teacher with a full practising certificate. The programme has been designed specifically for home- Semester 2 people wanting to nurture and grow their skills in a supportive based educators in consultation with the home-based sector. If you are a qualified ECE teacher, you may be eligible for credit for Contexts of Early Childhood 1 environment before they consider studying for a Level 7 It focuses on the theory and practice of delivering quality prior learning, which would reduce the programme to 6 months. Te Hā o te Āo Hurihuri (30 credits) initial teacher education qualification such as our Bachelor of home-based early childhood education and care. Teaching (ECE). If you are not qualified and complete this Level 5 programme, Empowering Infants, Toddlers and Young Children to you will be provided with a credit for prior learning for two The programme is delivered entirely online with no block Develop Social Competence This programme will also be of interest to qualified teachers courses or practicum components. This means that home- courses in our Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). Hei Whakamana i ngā Nohinohi, kia Whakawhanake i ngā working in Pasifika or mainstream early childhood centres based educators can work and study at the same time. Pukenga Whakawhanaungatanga (30 credits) who want a deeper knowledge of Pasifika ways of knowing and being, including metaphors such as talanoa and teu le Admission requirements We offer all our students a strong support network. Each va. It will also give these teachers the skills to enable them to Ngā hiahiatanga tono home-based care student will have an online lecturer and Admission requirements engage well with Pasifika families. access to learning support. We also encourage students to Ngā hiahiatanga tono To apply for this programme, you must: take full advantage of our 11 teaching bases, where support The programme aligns with Ministry of Education and Teaching To be eligible to apply for this programme, you must: be at least 17 years old (or 18 years old if you are an is available from local academic staff. Council objectives – embodied in the Tapasā resource – to international student with the minimum entry requirement be at least 17 years old (or 18 years old if you are an strengthen early childhood teachers’ understanding and skills Completion of our Level 5 home-based care programme may being Academic IELTS Level 5.5 with no score lower than 5) international student with the minimum entry requirement in working with Pasifika learners and their families. provide a pathway into our Level 7 Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) being Academic IELTS Level 5.5 with no score lower than 5) initial teacher education programme and the opportunity to Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 If you are not a qualified teacher, the programme can be studied provide a written reference (which cannot be from a family further your early childhood career. full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years. If you are a qualified member or friend) provide a written reference (which cannot be from a family teacher, you can study the programme part-time over 1 year, member or friend) which makes it ideal for professional learning and development. Programme delivery provide evidence that you will be working with children in an Te ara tuku early childhood service provide evidence that you will be working with children in a Programme delivery Online learning home-based setting during your study Te ara tuku pass a children’s worker safety check as required under the Field-based learning Vulnerable Children Act 2014 pass a children’s worker safety check as required under the Blended learning Vulnerable Children Act 2014 Four 30-credit courses will be taught over a 1-year period Field-based learning have NCEA Level 3 (including 10 literacy credits at Level through online learning. This programme can be completed 2 and 10 numeracy credits at Level 1) – if you do not part-time over a 2-year period if desired. have NCEA Level 3 (including 10 literacy credits at Level Four 30-credit courses will be taught over a 1-year period have NCEA Level 3 or its equivalent, we will consider your 2 and 10 numeracy credits at Level 1) – if you do not through a combination of online and face-to-face learning. Full-time students will study two courses concurrently application on a case-by-case basis. have NCEA Level 3 or its equivalent, we will consider your in Semester 1 with the remaining two courses studied application on a case-by-case basis. concurrently in Semester 2. Part-time students will study one course per semester over 2 years.
24 Other programmes Ngā hōtaka atu Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Te Ara Tū Whakaako Gain or regain your full Admission requirements Ngā hiahiatanga tono practising certificate. The TER programme is designed for two groups: The TER programme is for early childhood teachers who have Provisionally certificated teachers who want to apply for not gained a full practising certificate. The programme could another provisional practising certificate 6 years or more after also be of interest to primary-trained teachers who want to becoming registered. The programme will assist those who learn more about working in ECE or internationally qualified have limited or no teaching experience since completing early childhood teachers who want to learn more about the their initial teacher education qualification to become up to New Zealand environment. date on current education initiatives and ensure they are well prepared to teach successfully. Programme delivery Teachers who completed their initial teacher education Te ara tuku qualification 6 years ago or more and are applying to become Blended learning registered. Qualified but non-practising teachers are likely Field-based learning to have minimal teaching experience within the compulsory education system since they completed their qualification. The TER programme comprises four 4-week modules over a This is because, for most teaching positions in New Zealand, 20-week period. It comprises three modules of self-directed it is a requirement to have a current practising certificate. online learning and one supervised practicum module. There is a break of 1 or 2 weeks between each module. If you have questions or want to discuss your individual situation, please email TER@educationcouncil.org.nz. There are usually two intakes a year in February and July, and the programme must be completed within a year. All applicants must undergo a children’s worker safety check as required under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. The four modules are offered in the sequence below but can be completed out of sequence within 1 year of starting although students can go on hold for up to 1 year. Programme structure Te whakatakototanga o te hōtaka Modules Participants should follow one of two pathways: Kōwae Practicum-based option Today’s and Tomorrow’s Learning Communities Teachers not currently employed in a full-time teaching Ngā Hapori Ako o Nāianei me Āpōpō position in an ECE service will be required to complete Curriculum, Assessment and Planning a four-week practicum in a centre Whakariterite – Marautanga, Aromatawai Fast track option The Professional Teacher – Belonging to a Profession Te Kaiako Ringa Ngaio – Te Taumata o te Akoranga Ako For teachers in full-time permanent or full-time fixed-term teaching positions for 12 months at time of enrolment. Supervised Practicum Whakatātare Participants must provide a letter from their ECE service There is no set weekly early childhood service attendance confirming: requirement for this programme, but spending some time in a the applicant’s employment centre is recommended, especially if you have not worked as a teacher recently. the centre support for the teacher for the duration of the TER programme.
26 27 How to apply Te tono We would love to have you study with us. Please follow the application process below. Please contact our Student Services team on 0800 244 532 or email email@example.com if you want advice or help with your application. 3 Verified identification and citizenship 5 8 You must provide the following: Note: Steps 4, 5 and 6 are only required if you are applying • Evidence of your name, age and New Zealand or for the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) or Graduate Diploma of Australian citizenship or permanent residency. This Teaching (ECE) programme. should be in the form of a verified birth certificate, passport, residency permit or New Zealand citizenship certificate. 1 • A verified copy of your marriage certificate if your married name differs from the name on any of the above documents. • Student ID and a verification of identity form, which needs to include a passport-size photo that meets the requirements outlined on ecnz.ac.nz. You must also supply verified supplementary evidence We will contact you to arrange an interview. in one of the following forms: Your enrolment is confirmed once the following has happened: • Driver licence 6 • Your completed enrolment form and required Apply online at ecnz.ac.nz. • 18+ card documentation has been received. An email will be sent acknowledging your application. • IRD number • Satisfactory Police check results have been received. • New Zealand-issued utility bill issued within the • Your fees have been paid. If you are applying for 2 Send through your documents and all other previous 6 months. a student loan, you are able to do this prior to documentation required. confirmation of enrolment. Note: A verified copy is a photocopy of your original document signed as being a true and accurate 4 Your employer or someone who has observed your work with children in an ECE setting needs to send a Assessment of credit for prior learning (RPL) copy by a Justice of the Peace (JP), solicitor, church confidential referee’s report directly to Te Rito Maioha’s Ngā akoranga o mua minister, kaumātua, Police officer, school principal, National Office. They cannot be a relative. Member of Parliament or Te Rito Maioha teaching If you would like to have your prior learning assessed, you staff member. You can find a list of Justices of the You or your employer needs to send us your Student need to complete the Assessment of Credit for Prior Learning Peace in the Yellow Pages of the telephone book Education Agreement form. By completing this form, application form available online at ecnz.ac.nz. or at www.jpfed.org.nz. the ECE service is indicating it is willing to support your There is no credit for prior learning available for the Graduate application and will continue to support you throughout Diploma of Teaching (ECE) or Teacher Education Refresh your study. (TER) programme. If you are selected, enrolment information is emailed Te Rito Maioha Prospectus 2020 to you. 5 7 You return your signed enrolment confirmation form to Te Rito Maioha’s National Office.
Locations Ngā wāhi whakaako We are a field-based provider with 11 teaching bases across New Zealand. WHĀNGĀREI MANUKAU KIRIKIRIROA | HAMILTON ROTORUA TŪRANGA-NUI-A-KIWA | GISBORNE National Office HERETAUNGA | HASTINGS Physical address Freephone PAPAIOEA | PALMERSTON NORTH Level 4 0800 244 532 WHAKATŪ | NELSON TE WHANGANUI-A-TARA | WELLINGTON The Thorndon Centre 191 Thorndon Quay Tel 04 473 4672 Wellington 6011 ŌTAUTAHI | CHRISTCHURCH Website Postal address ecnz.ac.nz PO Box 12725 ŌTEPOTI | DUNEDIN Thorndon Wellington 6144 Whangarei Rotorua Palmerston North Christchurch Northland Events Centre 1157 Pukuatua Street 23 Mihaere Drive Unit 2B Unit F2 Rotorua 3010 Palmerston North 4414 Airport Business Park 51 Okara Drive 92 Russley Road Tel 07 346 2408 Tel 06 355 0108 Whangarei 0110 Christchurch 8042 Tel 09 438 1960 Tel 03 342 1362 Manukau Gisborne Wellington Dunedin Manukau Westfield 295 Palmerston Road Ground Floor Level 2, Bracken Court Shopping Centre Gisborne 4010 191A Thorndon Quay 480 Moray Place Level 1, Westfield Tower Thorndon Dunedin 9016 Tel 06 868 4775 Leyton Way Wellington 6011 Tel 03 477 8511 Auckland 2104 Tel 04 460 8921 Tel 09 263 9755 Hamilton Hawke’s Bay Nelson Level 1 Level 1 197 Bridge Street 410 Victoria Street Heretaunga House Nelson 7010 Hamilton Central Cnr Lyndon Road & Tel 03 548 0511 Hamilton 3204 Warren Street Hastings 4122 Tel 07 838 3927 Tel 06 878 2307 Study with us Rated as a Category 1 provider by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Te Rito Maioha is one of the best providers of initial teacher education. To enrol with us, talk to our Student Services Team. Call 0800 244 532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ecnz.ac.nz
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