Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) - Early Childhood

This course of study prepares you for working in a variety of early childhood settings, working with children from birth to five or six years old. Upon successful completion of the three-year qualification, graduates will be eligible for provisional registration with the Education Council.

This is a comprehensive degree that develops competent and caring teachers. Students are able to gain practical and theoretical knowledge of children in a friendly and supportive environment.

Content Details

Find out more about the Bachelor of Teaching from the University of Waikato's website.


Planned intakes*: February
Delivery modes: Full-time
Locations*: Tauranga (Windermere Campus)
Duration: Three years

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

To see full details of the next available intake please visit the application form.

Indicative Fees

Please enquire direct with the University of Waikato

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) Early Childhood

Career Opportunities

In childcare centers, kindergartens, Kohanga Reos, as the supervisor or owner of a childcare facility. Employment in Ministry of Education or specialist education services, as a play therapist in a hospital, nannying in New Zealand or overseas or teaching in early childhood programmes in polytechnics or universities. Research, or further study.

Entry Criteria