Teacher Upgrade Qualification

Note: the BTchLn (Early Childhood) Upgrade is no longer open to new applicants

Important Note:

  • 2015 is the final year for compulsory courses.
  • Optional Courses will likely change for 2016.

Upgrade to Bachelor's Degree

The upgrade courses are available by distance study only (Flexible Learning Option).

The Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (BTchLn) is an NZQA-approved Bachelor's degree and is rated as Q3 for salary purposes. To graduate with a BTchLn (Early Childhood) you need:

  • Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood);
  • Two compulsory courses:
    • EDTL746 Investigating Issues in the Curriculum
    • EDTL747 Studies in Teaching and Learning Theory
  • Optional courses
    • three optional courses if you have a CEC or UC DipT, or
    • six optional courses if you have a non-CEC or UC DipT.

All ECE Upgrade Courses

Compulsory - Must complete these two:

Semester

Points

EDTL746

Investigating Issues in Curriculum

1

15

EDTL747

Studies in Teaching and Learning Theory

2

15

AND three further (if CEC or UC DipT) or six further (if non-CEC or UC DipT) from:

Semester

Points

EDTL751

Guiding Young Children's Social Development

1

15

EDTL753

Operational Management in Early Childhood Education

1

15

EDTL768

Academic Literacy for Tertiary Study

1

15

EDTL738

Legislative Processes and Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand

2

15

EDTL745

Transition to School from Early Childhood

2

15

EDTL754

Professional Guidance and Leadership in Early Childhood Education

2

15

EDTL709

Perceptual Motor Programmes for Children

Not Offered 2015

15

EDTL717

Classroom Based Research for Teachers

Not Offered 2015

15

EDTL722

Language and Communication in Early Childhood Education

Not Offered 2015

15

EDTL742

Supervising Teachers and Student Teachers

Not Offered 2015

15

EDTL748

Family/Whanau and Community in Early Childhood Education

Not Offered 2015

15

EDTL752

Designing Environments for Children

Not Offered 2015

15

EDTL760

Issues in Mathematics Education

Not Offered 2015

15

It may be possible to credit a proportion of courses completed at the Christchurch College of Education, University of Canterbury, or other New Zealand institutions towards the BTchLn via Upgrade. If you wish to apply for credit transfer, please contact a Student Advisor.

More Information

For more information email education@canterbury.ac.nz or phone 03 343 9606.