Teacher Upgrade Qualification

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);
  • 6 x Level 7 courses (formerly C-Schedule);
  • Two compulsory courses:
    1. EDTL746 Investigating Issues in the Curriculum
    2. EDTL747 Studies in Teaching and Learning Theory

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.

View the BTchLn (Early Childhood) via Upgrade (PDF, 106KB) for more information.

Enrolment Information

Postgraduate and Professional Development Applications provides information about the enrolment process.

More Information

View the Postgraduate and Professional Development Handbook (PDF, 498KB) for more information.

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