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.
We know that the first 1,000 days in the lives of our tamariki are the most important. If you have a big heart for shaping children’s minds, with dreams of getting the best out of young learners, and with a commitment to being gracious, secure and teachable, then the ECE degree at BTI is for you.
Our three-year Bachelor of Education (Teaching) ECE degree programme will prepare students to teach infants, toddlers and young children in a wide range of early childhood contexts and with Te Whāriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood curriculum.
On completion of your degree, you will be eligible to apply for teacher registration and provisional certification from the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. The degree programme also opens doors to further study through postgraduate pathways.
Courtney Stead – student teacher studying towards a BTI Early Childhood Education Teaching degree
Graduates of ECE Teacher Education at BTI will have the skills necessary to: