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Awards and Ratings

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). You can read the EER report here.

The report states that NZQA is “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

The recent NZQA review looked at BTI’s Counselling, Primary Teacher Education and Early Childhood Teacher Education degree programmes. These three programmes were given the highest NZQA rating of excellent.

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Primary Teacher Education

Early Childhood Teacher Education 

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.