Te Aho Paerewa The Postgraduate Diploma Māori Medium Teaching and Learning

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Entry requirements

To assume a place within a teacher education programme you must be selected, gain entry into the University and gain admission to the programme. Entry requirements are detailed on the regulations button.

In addition to the selection criteria outlined below, admission to the Te Aho Paerewa requires that you will meet the University admission requirements as specified, and shall:

    • have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree of at least 360 credits with a minimum of a B average across the 200- and 300-level courses, or equivalent; and
    • have demonstrated fluency in Te Reo Māori; and
    • have demonstrated competence in literacy and numeracy; and
    • meet the requirements for registration as set down by the New Zealand Education Council, in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher; and
    • have been selected on the basis of a selection process which may include a written application, Police Vetting report, interview, referee reports and practical exercises.

Potential students for this programme are required to have fluency in Te Reo Māori such that they can sustain learning in a total immersion Māori environment.

Applicants with qualifications obtained overseas must have these qualifications assessed by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to determine comparability with New Zealand qualifications. The NZQA International Qualifications Assessment must be provided at the time of applying. NZQA Assessments older than three (3) years at the time of applying may not be accepted. If this applies to you, please contact NZQA, Qualification Review Service requesting a review of the original assessment notes. They will inform you if you need to re-apply to NZQA. NZQA accreditation can take up to 35 working days. For more information on applying to NZQA please refer to: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/international-qualifications/apply-for-an-international-qualifications-assessment/

Application Process

To begin an initial teacher education programme you must first apply through the student homepage or by clicking on the Apply now button.

There is only one intake at the start of each year, but applications are open throughout the year for future intakes. Applications close on 10th December each year. Late applications may be considered subject to available places and complete documentation.

What documents do you need to supply to support your application?

  • A copy of your academic transcript/s.
  • A copy of your current curriculum vitae - please provide a full CV including details for at least the last five years and include brief details on recent formal and/or informal experiences and/or involvement in the following areas: experience with children/young adults; community activities; school activities; sport, music, drama, art, other cultures, travel, teaching/coaching and outdoor education.
  • A completed Te Kura Hāpai form. You are required to ask a Kura Kaupapa Maori that is a member of Te Runanga nui o nga Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa to act as a Kura Hāpai for you. The role of the Kura Hāpai is to embrace, support and encourage you in your journey to complete your study.
  • A supporting statement - please supply a statement on why you chose this programme. List any personal characteristics you have that might strengthen your application.
  • A completed observation report from your observation of a group of primary or secondary learners. You must visit either a school or kura for at least half a day. You will need to describe the class/classes or activities that you observed, the teaching skills/techniques used and what the children did that illustrated how children learn. Your visit will need to be verified by the Principal, Head Teacher, Kaitiaki or your Supervisor for the day.
  • A consent to disclosure of information for a New Zealand Police check - including two pieces of verified identification (one of which must be photographic). See more details below about safety checks.
  • A copy of a police report from every overseas country you have lived in for more than 12 months in the last 10 years. Please do not supply originals as these will need to be supplied to the Education Council at a later date.
  • A health and disability declaration - if you have any short or long-term disability (including learning disability), impairment, injury or health issue. If you disclose any disability, health or personal information as part of your application, this will be assessed during the selection process and is confidential to the University staff processing your application.
  • An NZQA International Qualifications Assessment - if you have an overseas qualification (see details above).
  • Contact details of two referees. We require two people who can act as referees for you and who are able to provide informed responses on your personal suitability for the programme. A referee should be someone who has known you for one year or more in the capacity of employer, educator, work colleague or person of community standing, ie Kaumatua, Minister or similar. Your referee should not be a friend, flatmate, relative or someone who has not known you for at least a year. The information your referee supplies is confidential to those involved in the selection process.

Safety checks and disclosure of criminal convictions

All applicants are required to undergo a number of safety checks. This includes police vetting (including confirmation of identity) and further checks required under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, Vulnerable Children Regulations 2015 and the Children’s Action Plan. You will be required to permit the Institute of Education to ask the New Zealand Police to disclose any information held on the Police record system.

Selection Process

All initial teacher education programmes at Massey University require students to be selected into the programme. The first part of the selection process involves assessment by academic staff within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. If the selection committee feel you potentially meet the 'fit character' and 'fit to be a teacher' criteria, you may be invited to an interview. This is the second part of the selection process. Interviews for the Te Aho Paerewa programme will be conducted in Māori face-to-face in Palmerston North and by Skype or on the marae if requested by an applicant. You are welcome to bring Whanau or support people to the interview if you choose. You will be advised of the date, time and venue of your interview along with other important information.

The interview undertaken by College staff focuses on the following criteria:

  • Disposition for Teaching
  • Communication Skills
  • Achievement and Potential for Professional Full Time Study
  • Awareness of Teaching and Learning
  • School/Work/Community Involvement
  • Interests and Life Experiences

Additionally, all applicants for the Te Aho Paerewa are required to undertake a short Numeracy test at the time of interview.
As part of the selection process, you may be asked to complete any of the selected tests as follows:

  1. A sample from the NCEA Level 3 Te Reo Rangatira - panui and tuhituhi external examination and/or;
  2. A reo Māori test based on a Massey University 100-level (first year) examination to determine your ability and/or;
  3. A maths test based on the NCEA Mathematics Level 1 examinations.

You will be advised if you are required to sit any of the above tests, when you receive notification of your interview.

If the interview panel is satisfied that you are a suitable candidate for the Te Aho Paerewa programme you will be reserved a place, depending on available places. Selection into the Te Aho Paerewa programme does not give you automatic admission to the programme or entry into the University. The Student Administration team will check and verify your entrance and admission and ensure you are enrolled correctly into your courses. Successful applicants who already meet the admission and entrance requirements will be confirmed into their programme of study and sent an offer of place. To assume a place within the Te Aho Paerewa programme you must be selected, gain admission into the programme and entry into the University and accept your offer. Receipt of the Confirmation of Enrolment form will confirm and finalise the process.

If you are not offered a place in the programme of your choice, you may like to get in touch with our Contact Centre to discuss other qualifications.

Important Dates

Selected Entry application deadline: 10 December 2017
Semester One begin: Sunday 28 January 2018 - Pohiri
Semester Two ends: Wednesday 14 November 2018

2018 Compulsory Wānanga Dates

Wānanga 1: 29 January - 2 February
Wānanga 2: 16-20 April
Wānanga 3: 16-20 July
Wananga 4: 8-12 October
Changes to these dates will be advised to students as they happen.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Credits and prior learning

Unfortunately no credit can be granted towards the Te Aho Paerewa due to the specialised nature of this qualification.

Planning your programme

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the regulations button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Delivery

A distinctive feature of this qualification is that courses are taught using the medium of the Māori language through which students are expected to participate in this language.

The teaching and delivery of all the courses will reflect Te Aho Matua.

All courses will be delivered via distance learning (online) with face to face wananga, although there will be opportunities for students themselves to experiment with a variety of teaching modes, including the use of computers in the curriculum.

Study from Overseas

Whilst this programme is offered via Distance Learning, we do require that you are in New Zealand for the duration. The programme and Practicum Placements within it are relevant to the Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua (as it is New Zealand teacher registration that is the ultimate goal) and hence must be done within New Zealand.

Also, as practical and theoretical courses are intertwined you cannot do the theory/pedagogy courses first and then return to do the practical courses at a later date. Without full access to Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua you would also be hugely disadvantaged in your assignments.

Te Aho Paerewa The Postgraduate Diploma Māori Medium Teaching and Learning structure

The proposed programme for Te Aho Paerewa is 120 credits of 1200 hours professional preparation for teaching, including a total of at least 600 hours of practicum during their fulltime field-based Kura programme. The programme begins with a wānanga (live-in block course) which will build the essential whanaungatanga amongst the Tauira. Kura Hāpai will affirm their role and commitment in supporting Tauira. At least three other wananga will be held to support the tauira and provide follow up face-face contact for lecturers and students. The wānanga will be followed by regular online engagement with Tauira who will be physically located in their Kura Hāpai.

Whole school research and collaborative engagement with learners, their whānau, other teachers and the principal will be carried out outside of teaching practice time. In the Kura Kaupapa Māori full immersion setting, building meaningful relationships between adults and learners and with their whānau are core to successful learning outcomes. The teaching component will take place solely within their Kura Hāpai.

Throughout the programme all Tauira will be active members of a blended professional learning community to share and build their mastery based on their growing experiential and professional knowledge of teaching and learning. Massey University’s learning management system (Stream), video conferencing and wānanga will be used as a platform to support this learning.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates

Courses

You will need to take four compulsory courses (120 credits):

150.731 Te Reo o te Akomanga
150.732 Te Uiui ā Akomanga
150.733 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua
150.734 Tō Te Kura Kawa


How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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