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Ngā Kaupapa Arareo Māori - Māori Medium Teaching

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I tautoko te Whare Wānanga o Waikato me te Kura Toi Tangata ki ngā whāinga o te iwi Māori. He kaiārahi ngā manu taiko i roto i ngā wānanga, ngā whare wānanga, ngā kura me ngā manatū o te Kāwana.

Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato The University of Waikato and Te Kura Toi Tangata The School of Education has always had a strong affinity with Māori.  Many of our graduates are now influential leaders in Māori education working in wānanga, universities, schools and government departments.

Ngā hōtaka Tohu Paetahi - Undergraduate study

Primary/middle school or intermediate

Ko ngā hōtaka kaupapa arareo Māori ki te Kura Toi Tangata hei whakangungu i ngā ākonga ki te mahi i roto i ngā hōtaka reorua, hōtaka rumaki me ngā kura auraki hoki.

Ki a koutou e aro ana ki te hōtaka reorua kura tuatahi tohua BTchg Kākano Rua programme.

Ka noho whānau te Kākano Rua ā ka akotahi ki te nuinga o ā rātou pepa. He rōpū Tautoko kei konei hei ārahi i ngā ākonga. Kua mauhere ngā pepa o “Professional Educational”, ngā pepa Marautanga me ngā wā kura ki ngā hōtaka kura tuatahi katoa.

Te Kura Toi Tangata has programmes in Māori medium teaching that prepare graduates for bilingual, total immersion and mainstream environments.  For people interested in studying early childhood teaching there is the programme.  For those people interested in studying primary school teaching there is the BTchg Kākano Rua programme.

The Kākano Rua programme is taught in a whānau-based environment. Students will complete the majority of their papers with the same whānau group.  Māori mentors are also available to provide pastoral and academic support. All Waikato teacher education programmes consist of compulsory Professional Education and Curriculum papers and practicum.

For more information Kākano Rua email lynette.lopez-raman@waikato.ac.nz or  click here

Secondary School

He hōtaka Kura Taurua, tohu takirua ā e whā tau te roanga. He whiringa tēnei ki te hiahia koe ke te whakaako i nga marautanga Reo Māori Tau 7-10, Tau 11-13.

The four-year Bachelor of Secondary Teaching conjoint programme involves completing two degrees simultaneously to prepare you for secondary school teaching. This is also an option if you choose to teach the junior and/or Senior Te Reo Māori curriculum.

Ngā hōtaka Tohu Paerua

Mehemea he Tohu Paetahi ā kua rehitatia hei pouako ka taea te tono ki te hōtaka Te Rōpū Tohu Paerua . He tohu PGDipEd (Kaupapa Arareo Māori) ā ka taea te hono ēnei pepa e whā ki tāu whainga i tāu Tohu Paerua.

Postgraduate study

If you are a qualified teacher interested in postgraduate study there is Te Rōpū Tohu Paerua which is a PGDipEd (Māori Medium Teaching) qualification. These papers can also be taken as part of a Master of Education.

This specialisation is offered to teachers and graduates involved or wishing to be involved in Māori medium teaching contexts. The programme offers a critical examination of theories of first and second language acquisition, learning, teaching and assessment, indigenous theory and practice, indigenous language revival as well as leadership in the context of Māori medium education in Aotearoa New Zealand. This programme also introduces potential researchers to Kaupapa Māori research methodology. This programme is delivered through the medium of te reo Māori..

  • A TeachNZ Study Award is available for this programme.

This specialisation has three required content papers and a required research methods paper (four papers in total).

Required papers

If you are considering studying towards a Master of Education specialising in Māori Medium Teaching/Te Rōpū Tohu Paerua the four papers above are part of our overall study programme and additionally you need to take a further 60 points.

This can be completed in two ways:

  • 60 points from a dissertation - to be eligible to undertake this research you need a B average across the required papers in the Māori Medium Teaching/Te Rōpū Tohu Paerua programme

We recommend you talk with the Programme Advisor to determine the best plan for you.

Karaitiana Tamatea
Email: karaitiana.tamatea@waikato.ac.nz
Phone: 07 838 4466 extn 7814