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To obtain 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, before enrolment in the Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Māori you will need to have:
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.
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 10 December each year. Late applications may be considered subject to available places and complete documentation.
All documentation needs to be provided prior to the closing date for applications.
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 College to ask the New Zealand Police to disclose any information held on the Police record system.
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 Tatairangi programme will be conducted in Māori and on the marae if requested by the applicant. 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. The interview undertaken by College staff focuses on the following criteria:
As part of the selection process, you may be asked to complete any of the selected tests as follows:
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 Tatairangi programme and you meet the entry and admission criteria into the University you will be sent an Offer of Place.
Once you have accepted your Offer of Place you can apply for courses if the enrolment year is open. If your application for enrolment in your courses is approved you will receive an Offer of Enrolment notification which you will need to accept. The Offer of Enrolment will contain information about fees and may have conditions on it. Once you accept your Offer of Enrolment you will be enrolled and will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment notification if you have no outstanding conditions ie pending NCEA results.
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.
Selected Entry application deadline: 10 December
Please visit the TeachNZ website for closing dates for the Māori Medium and Te Reo Māori Scholarships.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
Students who have completed previous tertiary studies may have these assessed for credit towards the Te Aho Tātairangi, as part of the enrolment process. There is an application fee for processing the credit.
Please note that due to the specialised nature of this qualification and as different institutions conduct their programmes in different ways, courses are not always transferable from one to another.
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.
A distinctive feature of this degree 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 online and in face to face mode, although there will be opportunities for students themselves to experiment with a variety of teaching modes, including the use of computers in the curriculum.
Whilst this programme is offered via distance learning, we do require that you are in New Zealand for the entire duration. The programme and Practicum Placements within it are relevant to the NZ curriculum (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 the New Zealand curriculum you would also be hugely disadvantaged in your assignments.
Teaching practice is a compulsory component of the degree, and students will be placed in Kura Kaupapa Te Aho Matua, immersion classrooms for the same hours as teachers work, ie approximately 8.00am - 5:00pm daily. Students will be required to pass all teaching practice components of the programme and associated course work. Students may be required to travel for up to an hour each way during Student Practicum. Travel for practica is the responsibility of the student teacher.
Wānanga 1: Monday 27 January – Friday 31 January (Pohiri for new Year 1 students on Sunday 26 January)
Wānanga 2: Sunday 12 July – Friday 17 July
Wānanga 3: Sunday 04 October – Friday 09 October
Practicum 1: Monday 20 July – Friday 07 August
Practicum 2: Monday 12 October – Friday 30 October
The Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Māori programme aims to graduate prospective teachers who:
In order to progress from Part One to Part Two, or Part Two to Part Three a candidate must have passed all courses in the preceding Part.
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
The Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Māori degree, is a three-year, full-time (360 credit) prescribed programme of study.
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.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
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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