Teaching (Early Childhood)

Prepare yourself for a career working in a variety of childhood settings with children from birth up to six years old. Gain theoretical and practical experience as you learn about all the aspects of Te Whāriki – the Early Childhood curriculum.

Why study Teaching (Early Childhood)?

This is an integrated programme with seven major themes: bicultural development; cultural diversity; equity and social justice; inclusion; parents and whānau; transition to school; and infants and toddlers.

Teaching at The University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.

Study Teaching (Early Childhood) in these qualifications

Start dates

  • January and July (Graduate Diploma in Teaching)
  • February/March (Bachelor of Teaching)

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships.

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Contact us

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

+64 7 807 9275 (International)