Ko te manu e kai i te miro nōna te wao tapu nui a Tane Mahuta. Ko te manu e kai ana i te matauranga nōna te ao.
The bird that feasts of the miro belongs to the great forest of Tane. The person that draws sustenance from knowledge the world is theirs to conquer.
There is an urgent need for Maori graduates of high quality and particularly Te Reo Maori graduates who can develop the nation's young Maori people.
The Te Aho Tatairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Maori programme is a three-year degree for future Maori educators i roto i te reo. A full-time programme, this course is designed for competent speakers of Te Reo Maori.
The programme meets the requirements of Kura Kaupapa Maori, of Maori language immersion schools and of the teaching profession. You'll become a well-informed, reflective, skilled and effective kaupapa Maori immersion practitioner. You'll be able to develop the full potential of all children, with a special focus on Kura Kaupapa Maori, Rumaki Reo and promoting Maori in primary education.
You'll be knowledgeable in Tikanga Maori, Maori preferred teaching practice (pedagogy) and meet the necessary standards of Maori language fluency. You'll also learn about the relationship of the New Zealand Curriculum to the learning needs of Maori children.
Te Aho Tatairangi Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Maori is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.
To enter this programme, you will:
You will be selected into the programme on the basis of a process which includes an assessment by Massey academic staff. This may also include:
You will need to provide the following documents:
When you graduate from this professional initial teacher education programme, you will have the knowledge and skills to enter teaching in New Zealand schools. You will be eligible to apply for registration as provisionally registered teachers with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
You will be highly competent, knowledgeable and skilled as an effective, reflective and creative teacher for Maori immersion settings.
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