Undergraduate study in Māori-medium Education

A Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation will qualify you to teach in Māori-medium kura and classrooms as well as in general primary or intermediate schools.

Learn about your undergraduate study options for Māori-medium Education

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 Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation will equip you for this. It will also qualify you to work as a teacher in general primary or intermediate schools.

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).

In addition, you can study a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Māori Studies or Education, both of which look at Māori education.

What can you study in Māori-medium Education?

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

The Bachelor of Education (Teaching) other specialisations - Primary and Early Childhood Education - also contain courses in Te Reo, Hāpai Ākonga, Hauora and Mātauranga Māori.

You can also study a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Māori Studies, which includes courses in:

  • Matauranga: Māori knowledge
  • Spoken Māori
  • Te Ao Māori
  • Tikanga
  • Written Māori

A Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Education, includes courses in:

  • Māori education
  • Schooling ethnic diversity
  • Teaching languages in schools
  • Treaty politics in education

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.