BTI offers the highest quality tertiary-level education, and we continue to be nationally recognised.
NZQA’s highest ranking as a Category 1 Tertiary Provider
Only accredited Christian early childhood education degree in Aotearoa New Zealand
Highest rated programmes according to NZQA
BTI | Te Whare Tauira O Peterehema has once again been given the highest possible rating, Category One, in a recent External Evaluation and Review (EER) by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
In its recently released report, the NZQA confirms that they are both “highly confident in Bethlehem Tertiary Institute’s educational performance” and “highly confident in BTI’s self-assessment capability.” These are the highest possible ratings.
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Category 1 Tertiary Provider - NZQA
BTI is currently New Zealand’s only approved and accredited Christian-based degree provider for early childhood education (ECE). This means if you study ECE at BTI you will be among a select group who can integrate their faith with their professional practice as an early childhood teacher.
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Only Christian ECE teacher degree
Excellent programmes at tertiary level
BTI is a member of ITENZ (Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand) and is part of the Christian Education Trust group of companies that includes Bethlehem College and Bethlehem Early Learning Centres. We contribute to and hold relationships with Tupou Tertiary Institute in Tonga, an international school in China, an Early Childhood programme in Papua New Guinea and a Teacher preparation programme in Myanmar.