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Te Aho Tatairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Maori

  • Bachelor

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
Online

About this course

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.

  • Hei whakau i tō tatou reo i a tatou tikanga, otira, hei whakamana i te kōrero nei ka taea nga mahi katoa ma te reo.
  • He akoranga tenei mō te toru tau ka matau ake koe ki nga ahuatanga:
  • ki te whakapakari i te tamaiti
  • ki te whakapakari i a koe
  • ki te whakapakari i te whanau
  • ko te reo ako, ko te reo rangatira (he whakaaturanga anō mō tenei tohu).
  • ka whakauru koe ki nga Kura Kaupapa, Akomanga rumaki, Akomanga reo rua ki te whai i nga wheako o te pouako. I a koe i kona, ka tu ngaio, ka mau koe ki nga tikanga o te kura.

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.

Entry requirements

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:

  • demonstrate a high level of competency in te reo Maori me ōna tikanga
  • demonstrate competence in literacy and numeracy (including but not limited to English)
  • met the requirements set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for registration as a teacher in New Zealand in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher.

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:

  • an interview
  • te reo and mathematics tests.

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • a school/tertiary institution confidential report, if you are still at school
  • a completed Te Kura Hapai form
  • a personal statement on why you chose this programme
  • a consent to the disclosure of information for a New Zealand Police check - including two pieces of verified identification (one of which must be photographic)
  • a copy of a police report from every overseas country you have lived in for more than 12 months in the last 10 years
  • a health and disability declaration
  • contact details of two referees
  • verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

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.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions.

  • Review the Regulations.
  • Contact an Academic Adviser.