Undergraduate study in Huarahi Māori

Learn about your undergraduate study options for Huarahi Māori.

Kei Te Puna Wānanga tētahi hōtaka mō koutou e hiahia ana kia whakangungua hei pouako mō ō tātou kura reo Māori mā te huarahi o te reo Māori. Ko te ingoa o te hōtaka nei, ko Te Huarahi Māori.

If you are proficient in te reo Māori and want to work as a primary teacher in Māori-medium schools including Kura Kaupapa Māori, Kura ā iwi, immersion and bilingual schools and classrooms, then the Huarahi Māori specialisation will equip you for this. It will also qualify you to work as a teacher in general primary or intermediate schools.

A three-year specialisation within the Bachelor of Education (Teaching), Huarahi Māori introduces you to the Māori-medium curriculum Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and develops your knowledge and skills in the areas of te reo matatini (literacy), pāngarau (numeracy), tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori and Māori pedagogy. It emphasises practical skills learning by observing and applying your learning through teaching in Māori medium, bilingual and mainstream classrooms during noho ā kura (practicum).

What can you study in Huarahi Māori?

You can complete a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) – Huarahi Māori in areas such as:

  • Developmental and psychological theory of learning
  • Hauora Ngā Toi: dance, drama, music and visual art
  • Pāngarau and tauanga
  • Pedagogy and the role of a teacher
  • Planning teaching and assessing with the Māori-medium curriculum Marautanga Hangarau
  • Pūtaiao
  • Te Aromatawai mō te Ako me te Whakaako: assessment
  • Te reo and bilingual education
  • The history and sociological context of New Zealand education
  • Tikanga ā Iwi

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation

Secondary school qualification Rank score required
NCEA 150
CIE 150
IB 26

Admission is subject to a satisfactory interview, police check/s, safety checks and referees’ reports.

You will be required to sit literacy and numeracy tests if you have been out of the New Zealand school system for more than one year.

As part of the interview process your written and oral fluency in te reo Māori will be assessed to the proficiency descriptors of the Taura Whiri i te Reo proficiency framework.

What if you don’t meet the entry requirements?

  • If you are 20 on or before the first day of semester, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for special admission.
  • If you are under 20, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for discretionary entrance.

Structuring your undergraduate programme in Huarahi Māori

The Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation consists of 360 points: 120 each year, mostly comprised of 7-8 compulsory 15-point core courses at each level. In the first year, students are able to choose one course from the General Education courses on offer. Each year has a strong emphasis on the Noho ā kura (practicum) where students observe and teach classes in a Māori-medium setting: in the third year this is worth 30 points.

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you are required to take for the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) – Huarahi Māori specialisation.

Stage I

Stage II

Stage III

Where can undergraduate study in Huarahi Māori take you?

You will qualify as a primary teacher in Māori medium schools including Kura Kaupapa Māori, Kura ā iwi, immersion and bilingual schools and classrooms. You will also be qualified to teach in mainstream primary and intermediate schools.

Jobs related to Huarahi Māori

  • Community and youth development
  • Curriculum development
  • Teacher
  • School management
  • Working with iwi and community groups

Further study options

Postgraduate courses offered by Te Puna Wānanga include:

  • EDPROFM 700 - Special Topic: Being Maori, Thinking Theory
  • EDPROFM 702 - Special Topic: Maori Language Teachers: Teaching Te Reo Maori
  • EDUC 716 - Education and Diversity
  • EDUC 733 - Teaching in Bilingual/Immersion Settings
  • EDUC 787 - Researching Maori Education

Other postgraduate programmes include:

  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education Practice
  • Master of Educational Leadership
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching

Scholarships and awards

We offer a range of scholarships every year. Find out more here.

Help and advice

For general student enquiries, please contact the Education Student Centre.

To meet with a Programme Student Advisor, email education@auckland.ac.nz.