Māori Medium Teaching/Te Kaupapa Arareo Māori
Teaching qualifications at the University of Waikato set you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.
I tautoko te Whare Wānanga o Waikato me te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education 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.
He tohu rangatira te reo Māori me ōna tikanga i roto i te ao kaiako. He pukenga kua hiahiatia e ngā kura katoa ā he tauira anō ki ngā uri whakaheke.
Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato The University of Waikato and Te Kura Toi Tangata The Faculty 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.
If you can speak te reo Māori, you’re in high demand not only for your language skills, but as role models for Māori students in New Zealand.
Ngā hōtaka Tohu Paetahi
E rua ngā hōtaka kaupapa arareo Māori ki Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education 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 whai i te hōtaka kōhungahunga tohua BTchg Ki Taiao.
Ki a koutou e aro ana ki te hōtaka kura tuatahi tohua BTchg Kākano Rua.
Ka noho whānau te hōtaka Kākano Rua i te nuinga o ngā pepa.
Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education has several 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 BTchg Ki Taiao programme. For those people interested in studying primary school teaching there is the BTchg Kākano Rua programme.
The Kākano Rua students remain as a group for all of their papers throughout the programme.
Ngā hōtaka Tohu Paerua
Ki a koutou ngā manu taiko kua whiwhi he Tohu Paetahi e aro ana ki te hōtaka kura tuatahi me te wharekura tohua MTchgLn Te Toi Arareo.
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 whāinga i tāu Tohu Paerua.
If you are a graduate fluent in te reo Māori and are interested in becoming a teacher, talk to us about Te Toi Arareo Master of Teaching and Learning (Māori Medium). Developed in collaboration with whānau, hapūand iwi, this programme meets the criteria demanded in today’s kura and wharekura.
If you are a qualified teacher interested in postgraduate study, find out more about Te Rōpū Tohu Paerua, a PGDipEd (Māori Medium Teaching) qualification. These papers can also be taken as part of a Master of Education.
Māori at Waikato
Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education is committed to the education and development of Māori. We cater for students seeking support and teaching qualifications, teachers interested in professional development and researchers keen to contribute new knowledge.
Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato The University of Waikato and Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty 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.
Our programmes are taught in a whānau-based environment and students will complete the majority of their papers with the same whānau group. Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education mentoring unit is also available to provide support to Māori students. Our Māori mentors provide academic and course advice, help with degree planning, guidelines for writing in te reo Māori and scholarship application sign offs. They also organise events such as BBQ, Inter-school sports (Hākinakina) and wānanga for Faculty of Education students.
Adjacent to the Faculty is Te Kohinga Mārama Marae, a focal point for pōwhiri and hui. The marae can also be used as an educational resource and a venue for visiting schools.
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Graduate study options
If you are a graduate fluent in te reo Māori and are interested in becoming a teacher, talk to us about Te Toi Arareo Master of Teaching and Learning (Māori Medium)*.
If you are a graduate fluent in te reo Māori and are interested in becoming a teacher, talk to us about Te Toi Arareo Master of Teaching and Learning (Māori Medium)*. Developed in collaboration with whānau, hapū and iwi, this programme meets the criteria demanded in today’s kura and wharekura.
Another option is to undertake the Graduate Diploma of Teaching. This one-year programme is for degree graduates and prepares you for secondary school teaching. This is an option if you choose to teach Junior and/or Senior Te Reo Māori curriculum. Ko tēnei hōtaka, kōtahi tau te roanga, mō ngā manutaiko tohu paetahi, ā, ka whakaritea i ā koe mō te whakaako ki ngā kura tuarua. He whiringa tēnei ki te hiahia koe te te whakaako i marautanga Te Reo Māori tēina, tuakana hoki rānei.
*Subject to Education Council approval
*Kei te whai tonu i te whakaāetanga a te Matatū Aotearoa