Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Suitable for applicants wanting to build on undergraduate study of Early Childhood and progress on a pathway to postgraduate study and research.

Entry requirements

  • BEd(Tchg)EC degree, or
  • BA (major in Early Childhood Studies), or
  • An equivalent or similar qualification at the discretion of the Associate Dean
  • Accepted by the Associate Dean as capable of completion.

This qualification builds on undergraduate study from a BEd(Tchg)EC or BA major in Early Childhood Studies, to enable students to engage in advanced, specialised study in early childhood education, as well as providing a pathway into postgraduate study and research.


The programme comprises 120 points from courses listed below including a 30-point research paper.

  • 90 points from the schedule for the BEd(Hons) or equivalent and
  • Compulsory research project (EDUC 489).


Part time: up to two years.

Full time: two trimesters.


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Admission and enrolment

Before you enrol at Victoria University of Wellington you must meet University Entrance requirements. Check that you're eligible to apply by meeting one of the admission types then follow the steps to apply before applying online.

If you’re an international student, you’ll have a different admission and application process.

For the latest information prior to enrolment, check the Online Course Catalogue or contact:

Students and Academic Services Office
Wellington Faculty of Education
Level 8, Murphy Building
Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus

Phone: +64 4 463 9500

Apply online.