Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura kaupapa Māori

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Prepare to teach and lead in the Kura Kaupapa Māori system

Te Aho Tātairangi is New Zealand’s first university Māori, Te Aho Matua initial teacher education programme.

What is it like?

Ko te manu e kai i te miro nōna te wao tapu nui a Tāne Mahuta. Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga 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 Māori graduates of high quality and particularly Te Reo Māori graduates who can develop the nation's young Māori people.

The primary aim of this programme is to provide a professional initial teacher education undergraduate programme which meets the requirements of Kura Kaupapa Māori, of Māori language immersion schools, and of the teaching profession. As a student teacher, this university degree provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective kaupapa Māori immersion practitioners who meet the academic requirements necessary to later follow an advanced study at postgraduate level.

The Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Māori programme is a three-year degree for future Māori educators i roto i te reo. A full-time programme, this course is designed for competent speakers of Te Reo Māori.

  • Hei whakaū i tō tātou reo i ā tātou tikanga, otirā, hei whakamana i te kōrero nei ka taea ngā mahi katoa mā te reo.
  • He akoranga tēnei mō te toru tau ka mātau ake koe ki ngā ahuatanga:
    • ki te whakapakari i te tamaiti
    • ki te whakapakari i a koe
    • ki te whakapakari i te whānau
    • ko te reo ako, ko te reo rangatira (he whakaaturanga anō mō tēnei tohu).
  • ka whakauru koe ki ngā Kura Kaupapa, Akomanga rumaki, Akomanga reo rua ki te whai i ngā wheako o te pouako. I a koe i konā, ka tu ngaio, ka mau koe ki ngā tikanga o te kura.

A good fit if you:

  • Are fluent in te reo Māori
  • Want to become a teacher in kura kaupapa Māori
  • Work best in an inclusive and inter-connected environment
  • Are dedicated to helping children become raukura for their iwi
  • Want to learn within Te Aho Matua contexts

Careers

Graduates of this professional initial teacher education programme will have the knowledge and skills to enter teaching in New Zealand schools. They will be eligible to apply for registration as provisionally registered teachers with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Graduates will be highly competent, knowledgeable and skilled as effective, reflective and creative teachers for Māori immersion settings. 

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