Faculty of Education and Social Work

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) - 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.

Do you want to be a Māori medium teacher or te reo Māori teacher?

If you are proficient or fluent 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, this degree qualification will give you specialist skills to be successful. You will also be qualified to teach in mainstream primary and intermediate schools.

Quick facts
3 years or 6 years part-time  
Taught at
Points per degree 360

Ētahi o ngā āhuatanga papai | Highlights

  • Qualifies you to teach in Māori medium, bilingual and mainstream primary and intermediate schools.
  • Supportive whānau learning environment.
  • TeachNZ and other scholarships available.
  • Te Korowai Atawhai Māori academic support service available to support you through your study.

Ngā kaupapa ako | What you'll learn

In the first year you will:

  • Be introduced to the study of education and the Māori medium curriculum Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in the areas of te reo matatini (literacy), pāngarau (numeracy), tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori and Māori pedagogy.
  • Gain first-hand experience of teaching by applying your learning in Māori medium, bilingual and mainstream classrooms during noho ā kura (practicum).

Subsequent years

  • Move on to more advanced study of education and continue to develop your knowledge of the curriculum.
  • Undertake further practicum to develop your teaching practice.
  • When you graduate, you will be proficient in te reo Māori, and will have a thorough knowledge of the curriculum and effective pedagogy in an immersion classroom.

View the full list of courses, and find out about practicum and assessment for the programme.

Ngā huarahi mahi e watea ana | Career opportunities

As a graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in Māori medium, bilingual and mainstream primary and intermediate schools.

Our graduates are in high demand thanks to the quality reputation of the programme and the prestige a degree from The University of Auckland gives you.

This programme can also lead to other rewarding careers in school management, curriculum development, as well as working with iwi and community groups.

Ētahi akoranga anō | Further Study

After completing a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) degree you could go on to postgraduate study to further enhance your knowledge and skills as well as your career and salary opportunities.  Te Puna Wānanga offers both Māori medium and Māori Education postgraduate pathways.

Application for Admission

To apply for Admission into this programme, visit Applying and enrolling.