Huarahi Māori

This specialist Bachelor of Education will qualify you to be a Māori-medium teacher or teacher of te reo at primary and intermediate level.

Subject overview

The three-year Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation, for people who are proficient in te reo, develops your understanding of education and familiarises you with the Māori-medium curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. It enhances students’ knowledge and skills in the areas of te reo matatini (literacy), pāngarau (numeracy), tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori, Māori pedagogy and second language acquisition and pedagogy. Students will gain first-hand experience of teaching by applying their learning in Māori-medium, bilingual and mainstream classrooms during noho ā kura (practicum). Learning takes place in a supportive whānau environment. Te Korowai Atawhai Māori academic support service is available.  

Where can Māori and Indigenous education take you?

You’ll be qualified to teach in Māori-medium, bilingual and mainstream primary and intermediate schools. It can also lead to careers in school management and curriculum development, as well as working with iwi and community groups.

TeachNZ Scholarships

A TeachNZ Scholarship could support your teaching journey by covering your fees and paying you an allowance while you study. You may be eligible to apply for one of five available scholarships. Two scholarships are only available for those studying a Māori-medium teaching qualification and includes the Huarahi Māori specialisation: 

  • Te Tipu Whakarito scholarship - for anyone studying to teach te reo Māori or in Māori-medium settings. Covers course fees plus $10,000 per annum for each year of study.

The next round of TeachNZ applications opens on Friday 6 December.

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