Early Childhood Teacher Education

  • Early childhood laboratory with Erskine fellow

Qualifications

Overview

Working in early childhood education will offer you a challenging and rewarding career. You will enhance the lives of infants, toddlers and young children, and provide support for whānau in the important task of parenting/caregiving. The early years of a child's life have a critical impact on their lifelong development; high-quality learning experiences within those years lay the foundations for all later learning.

UC offers flexible delivery options and caters for both those embarking on a first degree or graduates in this field. See under 'Subjects and courses' for more information.

Now is a particularly good time to get into early childhood teaching as there are many scholarships for students enrolling in Early Childhood Teacher Education programmes. Find out more on the Teach NZ website.

Contact us

College of Education, Health and Human Development

Phone +64 3 369 3333
Email education@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Orakipaoa, Dovedale Avenue - see campus maps

Postal address
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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