Want to become an early childhood teacher? 8 REASONS why you should study at New Zealand Tertiary College
Come and join New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) for early childhood studies! They are celebrating their 35th birthday this year.
Study their New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 5/6) OR Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) OR the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) programs that will be able to lead you to become a registered teacher approved by New Zealand Teachers Council – the teacher licensing authority in New Zealand. Upon graduation, apply for provisional teacher registration that will improve your job prospects and your ability to apply for residency.
#1 80% Practical + 20% Theory
This course is highly practical as the students will need to complete an assigned 16-hour teaching on a weekly basis and you get paid for this! So you are basically LEARNING and EARNING at the same time + overseas students are entitled to work 20-hour per week + you will graduate with working experience (companies are looking for competent graduates like you) + your qualification is approved and accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Authority can work overseas as qualified teacher (eg. Australia, China).
Too good to be true? Join NZTC and you will know we are not telling lies!
#2 Put theory into real-life application
We always hear that theory do not have much use in real world because people think that theory is just something that we study for the sake of study but knowledge is not power until it is applied, so theory works only when it is put into application and this is exactly what NZTC has been encouraging their students to do! They hold a weekly tutorial class where you will learn about the theories and you will be assessed based on how well you applied those theories that you have learnt during your field practice.
#3 Exclusive Scholarships for MALAYSIAN
NZTC welcome Malaysian students with 25% scholarships for their 1st year of study upon successful application. So, a shout out to all Malaysians out there, come and claim this scholarship please!!!
#4 Because it is in New Zealand
New Zealand is consistently ranked as one of the top countries in the world for quality of living by internationally respected surveys. It has all everything from sandy beaches and forests to volcanoes, ski fields and glaciers. Coincidentally, NZTC has one campus each at both island, the North Island – Auckland and the South Island – Christchurch and guess what? You get a chance to switch between these two campuses to gain different experience if you want!
#5 Exposure to children from multinational background
New Zealand is home to people from all around the world, resulting in a diverse multicultural population of 4.4 million and this means that there is a high chance for you to interact with children with different nationalities and as a teacher, you will need to frequently deal with parents. So be prepared to immerse yourself in the richness of different culture!
You might know that you are really interested in early childhood education but what if you are not sure whether you want to be a teacher. NZTC offer both teaching qualifications and education qualifications and you can have a first taste of teaching by choosing the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care because it could lead you to either pathway. Also, they do offer different mode of learning such as online learning, blended learning and college based learning (1st year only). Blended learning blends the flexibility of online learning through NZTC Online with face-to-face learning and practical experience including tutorials, Block Courses, supervised Field Practice and work experience. Kindly note that NZTC has a long history of distant learning so the online courses are very interactive, creating an engaging community using the most advanced technology. Don’t believe? Come and feel it here!
#7 Post-study work visa
Planned to work in New Zealand after graduation? You are eligible to apply for a one-year post-study work visa after graduation for a minimum of two-year study in New Zealand and there is a high demand for early childhood education teacher!
#8 Registered Teacher AND ?
Becoming an early childhood teacher is not the only path after your degree, you can look for career opportunities in corporate, hospital, special education centre, entrepreneur, academics (researcher/lecturer), or even an early educational psychologist. Well, some do require further study but you can definitely achieve more at NZTC. Think out of the box and contribute to the society in your own way!
So what are you WAITING for? Hesitate NO MORE, come NZTC to achieve your dream!