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Study a Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Māori – BTchgLrnKKM
Ko te manu e kai i te miro nōna te wao tapu nui a Tāne Mahuta. Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga nōna te ao.
The bird that feasts of the miro belongs to the great forest of Tane. The person that draws sustenance from knowledge the world is theirs to conquer.
There is an urgent need for Māori graduates of high quality and particularly Te Reo Māori graduates who can develop the nation's young Māori people.
The Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Māori is a three-year degree for future Māori educators i roto i te reo. A full-time qualification, this course is designed for competent speakers of Te Reo Māori.
- Hei whakaū i tō tātou reo i ā tātou tikanga, otirā, hei whakamana i te kōrero nei ka taea ngā mahi katoa mā te reo.
- He akoranga tēnei mō te toru tau ka mātau ake koe ki ngā ahuatanga:
- ki te whakapakari i te tamaiti
- ki te whakapakari i a koe
- ki te whakapakari i te whānau
- ko te reo ako, ko te reo rangatira (he whakaaturanga anō mō tēnei tohu).
- ka whakauru koe ki ngā Kura Kaupapa, Akomanga rumaki, Akomanga reo rua ki te whai i ngā wheako o te pouako. I a koe i konā, ka tu ngaio, ka mau koe ki ngā tikanga o te kura.
The qualification meets the requirements of Kura Kaupapa Māori, of Māori language immersion schools and of the teaching profession. You’ll become a well-informed, reflective, skilled and effective kaupapa Māori immersion practitioner. You’ll be able to develop the full potential of all children, with a special focus on Kura Kaupapa Māori, Rumaki Reo and promoting Māori in primary education.
You’ll be knowledgeable in Tikanga Māori, Māori preferred teaching practice (pedagogy) and meet the necessary standards of Māori language fluency. You’ll also learn about the relationship of the New Zealand Curriculum to the learning needs of Māori children.
Upon graduation you will meet the academic requirements necessary to later follow an advanced study at postgraduate level, for instance:
A BTchgLrnKKM is a good fit if you:
- are fluent in te reo Māori
- want to become a teacher in kura kaupapa Māori
- want to learn within Te Aho Matua contexts.
Admission to Massey
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
Te Aho Tātairangi Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Māori is a selected entry qualification. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.
To enter this qualification, you will:
- demonstrate a high level of competency in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga
- demonstrate competence in literacy and numeracy (including but not limited to English)
- met the requirements set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand for registration as a teacher in New Zealand in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher.
You will be selected into the qualification on the basis of a process which includes an assessment by Massey academic staff. This may also include:
- an interview
- te reo and mathematics tests.
You will need to provide the following documents:
- a school/tertiary institution confidential report, if you are still at school
- a completed Te Kura Hāpai form
- a personal statement on why you chose this qualification
- a consent to the disclosure of information for a New Zealand Police check - including two pieces of verified identification (one of which must be photographic)
- a copy of a police report from every overseas country you have lived in for more than 12 months in the last 10 years
- a health and disability declaration
- contact details of two referees
- verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
Application closing date
Applications close on 13 January 2023.
Late applications may be considered subject to available places and complete documentation.
Contact us through the Get advice button this page if you have any questions.
About the selection process
The first part of the selection process is an assessment of your application.
If the selection committee feels 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 Te Aho Tātairangi will be conducted in Māori and on the marae if requested by the applicant. Potential students for this qualification are required to have fluency in te reo Māori to a level where they can sustain learning in a total immersion Māori environment. The interview focuses on the following criteria:
- disposition for teaching
- communication skills
- achievement and potential for professional full-time study
- awareness of teaching and learning in Aotearoa New Zealand
- school/work/community involvement
- interests and life experiences.
As part of the selection process, you may be asked to complete any of the selected tests as follows:
- a sample from the NCEA 3 Te Reo Rangatira - pānui and tuhituhi external examination, and/or
- a te reo Māori test based on a Massey University 100-level (first year) examination to determine your ability to study at Level 5, and/or
- a maths test based on the NCEA Mathematics Level 1 examinations.
When you receive notification of your interview you will be advised if you are required to sit any of the above tests.
About your 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 qualification. 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 via telephone/Skype/Zoom is confidential to those involved in the selection process.
About the documents you need to submit
Te Kura Hāpai form
You are required to ask a Kura Kaupapa Māori that is a member of Te Rūnanga nui o ngā 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.
Please supply a statement on why you chose this qualification. List any personal characteristics you have that might strengthen your application.
Health and disability declaration
You need to disclose any short or long-term disabilities (including a 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.
Safety checks and disclosure of criminal convictions
You will be 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 Massey University to ask the New Zealand Police to disclose any information held on the police record system.
You must include two pieces of verified identification with your application (one of which must be photographic).
All documentation needs to be provided prior to the closing date for applications.
You should review the regulations for this programme.
Prior learning, credit and exemptions
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions.
To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations for this qualification.
You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.
For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.
In some cases the qualification or specialisation you enrolled in may be no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.
Structure of the Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Māori
Te Aho Tātairangi Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Māori is a parts-based qualification. That means you must complete the first part and meet some requirements, before moving to the second and again to the third.
If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.
Due to the specialised nature of this qualification, and as different institutions conduct their qualifications in different ways, courses are not always transferable from one to another.
Māori language and Te Aho Matua
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.
Location of study
Although this qualification is offered via distance learning, we do require that you are in New Zealand for the entire duration. The qualification and practicum placements within it are relevant to the New Zealand 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 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua you would also be hugely disadvantaged in your assignments.
Teaching practice is a compulsory component of the degree, and you’ll be placed in Kura Kaupapa Te Aho Matua immersion classrooms for the same hours as teachers work, ie, approximately 8.00am - 5.00pm daily. You’ll be required to pass all teaching practice components of the qualification and associated course work. You may be required to travel for up to an hour each way for this student practicum. Travel for practica is your responsibility.
- You should review the regulations for this qualification.
- Contact us if you have any questions.
Typical pattern for Te Aho Tātairangi
Core courses These courses are a compulsory part of your qualification.
Major courses Choose from a selection of courses appropriate for your specialisation.
Minor courses You may choose to pursue study in a second subject area from any Massey bachelor's degree that offers minors.
Elective courses Follow your interests. Your qualification may have selection guidelines for elective courses.
|268106 Te Taiao Mō Te Aho Matua o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori I
|268110 Te Hā|
|268120 Tikanga Pāngarau I|
|268121 Te Kupu Tā I - Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa|
|268130 Te Irarua|
|268132 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua I|
|300111 Te Reo Kōnakinaki: Developing Te Reo|
|268207 Te Taiao mō Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori II
|268211 Te Tiringa|
|268220 Tikanga Pāngarau II|
|268222 Te Kupu Tā II - Te Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori|
|268240 Te Ira Tangata o Te Aho Matua Ko Te Tupu o Te Tangata|
|268241 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori II: ko te tuitui i ngā kaupapa hei marautanga|
|300211 Te Reo Whakanakonako: Embellishing Te Reo|
|268307 Te Taiao mō Te Aho Matua - te whakarite i te taiao ki te poipoi i te ako i roto i ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori III
|268310 Te Puanga|
|268320 Tikanga Pāngarau III|
|268322 Te Kupu Tā - Te Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori III|
|268340 Te Tino Uaratanga o Te Aho Matua - Ngā Hua o te Ako|
|268341 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori III: ko te tuitui i ngā kaupapa hei marautanga|
|300311 Te Reo Papa: Strengthening Te Reo|
Courses are each worth 15 credits, unless otherwise indicated
Courses and specialisations
- Each qualification has its own specific set of courses. Some universities call these papers. You enrol in courses after you get accepted into Massey.
- Course code
- Each course is numbered using 6 digits. The fourth number shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
- Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
- Some qualifications let you choose what subject you'd like to specialise in. Your major or endorsement is what you will take the majority of your courses in.
- Part One courses – 120 credits
- Part Two courses – 120 credits
- Part Three courses – 120 credits
This is a parts-based qualification. This means there are regulations around your completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two, etc.
Course planning key
- Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
- Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
- Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.
Part One: Te Tau Tuatahi (Choose 120 credits from)
Course code: 268106 Te Taiao Mō Te Aho Matua o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori I credits 30
He timatanga ki te titiro ki te tū ngaiotanga o te kaiako, ki ngā akoranga taiao Māori, whakahaere ā-akomanga, te ako takitahi, ā-rōpū, ā-akomanga, ā-marautanga hangai pū ki Te Aho Matua. An introduction to the professional role of the teacher with reference to Te Aho Matua and Māori medium professional practices, classroom organisation, learning of individuals and groups, learning environments and key curriculum areas.View full course details
Course code: 268110 Te Hā credits 15
He titiro ki te āhua o te tū i runga i te marae, me te ako i ngā tikanga me ōna reo. An introduction to the knowledge, language and customary practices pertaining to the elements of marae as a context for education.View full course details
Course code: 268120 Tikanga Pāngarau I credits 15
Ka tīmata te ako i ngā whakamārama me ngā tukanga o te akoako pāngarau ki tā te Māori titiro, ki tā te Pākehā titiro, me tōna whakamahinga ki te reo Māori. An introduction to the processes of numeracy learning in te ao Māori and western contexts and its application to numeracy learning in te reo Māori.View full course details
Course code: 268121 Te Kupu Tā I - Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa credits 15
He tīmatanga kia mārama ki ngā tukanga o te ako i te pānui ki tā te Māori, ki tā tauiwi, me tōna whakamahinga ki Te Reo Māori. An introduction to the processes of literacy learning in Te Ao Māori and western contexts and their application to literacy learning in Te Reo Māori.View full course details
Course code: 268130 Te Irarua credits 15
He whakamātau i te orokohanga mai o te tipuranga mai o te tangata ki tōna ake ao ki tā te whānau, hapū, iwi titiro, ā, he aronga ā-wairua, ā-hinengaro,ā-tinana. An introduction to the self in relation to cosmological narratives, the life-span of human development and learning from Māori whānau, hapū, and iwi perspectives.View full course details
Course code: 268132 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua I credits 15
He tīmatanga tēnei ki te wherawhera i ngā ariā me ngā āhuatanga ako, me te whakaako ki ngā akoranga ā tini e hangai pū ki ngā marautanga e whakaakohia ana i roto i ngā kura tuatahi tae atu hoki ki ngā kura taiao Māori. Mā te ako i ngā āhuatanga e pā ana ki ngā Pou Toi e whai kiko, e whai tikanga, e whakatinana ai ēnei āhuatanga katoa.View full course details
Course code: 300111 Te Reo Kōnakinaki: Developing Te Reo credits 15
Ko tēnei whakaakoranga reo Māori hei mahinga mā te tauira kua tīmata kē ki te ako i te reo Māori. Ko tōna tino kaupapa, ka whakamahia te reo hei reo whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro, hei reo kōrerorero i waenganui i te tangata. This course extends listening, speaking and writing competency to enable students to express themselves in Te Reo on a wide range of topics at an introductory level. Emphasis is on spoken and written Māori as a language of communication and interaction.View full course details
Part Two: Te Tau Tuarua (Choose 120 credits from)
Course code: 268207 Te Taiao mō Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori II credits 30
Ka ako te tauira ki te whakariterite i te taiao ako mā te whakamahi i ngā akoaranga katoa o te tau tuatahi. Me whakawhanake te ākonga i ngā pukenga whakahaere, i ngā rautaki whakaako, i ngā mahinga aromatawai ki tā Te Aho Matua tauira. Students will learn to prepare the learning environment by drawing on their learnings from the first year. Using Te Aho Matua as a framework, students develop management and pedagogical strategies and assessment practices.View full course details
Course code: 268211 Te Tiringa credits 15
He whakawhānui i te mātauranga i te reo me ngā tikanga o te marae hei ako, hei whakaako i ēnei mātauranga. He āta titiro kia mārama te ahurei o te tamaiti me tōna whānau i ngā taiao ako. Further development of the knowledge, language and customary practices pertaining to the marae as a particular context for educational exchange and knowledge transfer. There is an emphasis on the uniqueness of the individual child and their whānau within diverse learning settings.View full course details
Course code: 268220 Tikanga Pāngarau II credits 15
Ka whakawhanakehia ētahi mātauranga pāngarau Motuhake me ngā ariā pāngarau hei kawe i te pāngarau i roto i te ako reo Māori. Development of specific mathematical concepts and pedagogical knowledge for teaching of mathematics in the Māori medium.View full course details
Course code: 268222 Te Kupu Tā II - Te Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori credits 15
He whakawhanake i ōna māramatanga ki ngā kawenga mō te reorua, te reo-ā-tini ki tā te ao Māori rangahau mō te whakaako i te kupu tā, arā ko te reo ā-pānui, ā-tuhituhi i roto i te Reo Rangatira. Kia hāngai ki te taiao o Te Aho Matua. Development of an understanding of the processes for bi-lingual, multi-lingual literacy learning in Te Ao Māori and its research-based application to literacy teaching in Te Reo Māori.View full course details
Course code: 268240 Te Ira Tangata o Te Aho Matua Ko Te Tupu o Te Tangata credits 15
Ka hohonu ake te ruku ki ngā māramatanga o Te Aho Matua ake me te tupu o te tangata i te ao nei. Kia whānui atu tōna mōhio ki tōna tipuranga, ki tō ētahi atu, me te aro haehae i ngā hononga ki tā te Māori titiro. A deeper exploration of Te Aho Matua itself and human development. The study of the self and others, with a focus on an analysis of human relationships, interactions, knowledge development and learning within evolving Māori historical and social, cultural and spiritual contexts.View full course details
Course code: 268241 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori II: ko te tuitui i ngā kaupapa hei marautanga credits 15
Whai muri mai i Te Aro ā-Kapa i te tau tuatahi ka huri ke He tūhonohono tonu i ngā marau kei raro i te kaupapa matua e ai ki ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori. Ka aro nui ki ngā tikanga tawhito me ngā tīkanga hou e hāngai pū ana ki ngā hangarau me ōna whakamahinga, ki tā te tirohanga Māori. Ko te wai, ko te waka ama te tauira. After the introduction to the integrated curriculum approach, students will continue to develop their ability to integrate subjects under a principal theme in ways Kura Kaupapa Māori do. An emphasis on customary and contemporary Māori practices and their associated technologies. Water and waka ama provide the example.View full course details
Course code: 300211 Te Reo Whakanakonako: Embellishing Te Reo credits 15
Ka ākona te momo reo e ahu mai ana i te kawa o ō tātou marae e hāngai ana ki te tangihanga, ki te whakataukī, ki te pepeha, ki te kōrero pūrākau, ki te waiata tawhito. I roto i ēnei kaupapa kōrero katoa ka wānangahia te momo reo hei whakapakari i tō reo kōrero, i tō reo tuhituhi, i tō reo whakamārama. Ko ngā whakahaere katoa mō tēnei pepa kei roto i te reo Māori. Taught in te reo, this course examines te reo as a formal language associated with tangihanga, whakatauki, pepeha, korero purakau and waiata tawhito.View full course details
Part Three: Te Tau Tuatoru (Choose 120 credits from)
Course code: 268307 Te Taiao mō Te Aho Matua - te whakarite i te taiao ki te poipoi i te ako i roto i ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori III credits 30
Ka tūhonotia te kawa, ngā ritenga, ngā whakahaere, ngā whakamaheretanga kia tupu te taiao e tika ana mō Te Aho Matua, hei painga mō ngā tamariki. He āta arohaehae, he toro i ngā mahinga rangahau, i ngā whakaakoranga huritao, i ngā mahinga whakahaere mō tētahi wā roa ki tā Ta Aho Matua. The combination of the protocol, the preparations, administration and planning appropriate for the Te Aho Matua environment maximising benefits for the children. An in-depth analysis and engagement in research-informed, reflective teaching and management practices for a sustained period using a Te Aho Matua framework.View full course details
Course code: 268310 Te Puanga credits 15
He āta mātakitaki, he tauriterite i ngā kawa me ngā tikanga o tauiwi, ki ērā o ngā iwi taketake hei aromatawai i ngā pātanga o tā tauiwi aro ki te mātauranga me ngā pūnaha mātauranga. An examination and comparison of western perspectives of knowledge with Māori and indigenous world views in order to assess the implications of contemporary western perspectives on education and educational systems.View full course details
Course code: 268320 Tikanga Pāngarau III credits 15
Ka āta rangahau i te mātauranga pāngarau me ngā ariā pāngarau me te āta aro ki te tika o te whakaako i te pāngarau i ngā ako Māori. Advanced study of mathematical concepts and pedagogical content knowledge for primary teachers with a focus on effective pedagogical practices in Māori medium settings.View full course details
Course code: 268322 Te Kupu Tā - Te Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori III credits 15
He āta rangahau i ngā whakaakoranga, i ngā aromatawai, i ngā whakahaere rerekē noa e hāngai ana ki te pai o te ako i te reo pānui, reo tuhituhi ki ngā ākonga rerenga kē i tētahi taiao Māori. An in-depth study of differentiated instruction, assessment and management as it applies to effective practice of teaching literacy skills for diverse learners, within a Māori context.View full course details
Course code: 268340 Te Tino Uaratanga o Te Aho Matua - Ngā Hua o te Ako credits 15
Ko te tuituitanga o te katoa o ngā whāinga o Te Aho Matua e tohua ana ki Te Tino Uaratanga. Ka whakatupuhia ngā pūkenga o ngā tauira ki te āta aromatawai, arotake, anromātairua, arohaehae, aro ā-mihi i te taiao ako, i ngā tamariki anō hoki. The culmination of all the objectives of Te Aho Matua are outlined in Te Tino Uaratanga. Students' skills will be developed to critically assess, evaluate, moderate, critique and appraise the learning environment and learners. An in-depth study of the self within an array of Māori medium and mainstream educational contexts, with a focus on a kaupapa Māori theoretical analysis of whānau, hapū, iwi relationships, interactions, and learning within contemporary social, cultural and spiritual contexts.View full course details
Course code: 268341 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori III: ko te tuitui i ngā kaupapa hei marautanga credits 15
Kia tū motuhake te tauira e waihanga ana i te marautanga o te akomanga kei reira a ia e whakangungu ana. He āta aro i ētahi akoranga tawhito, akoranga hou a te Māori hei tūāpapa i ngā tūtioka ā-marau. Ka āta whakawhanakehia ki ngā marau me ōna mātauranga, ka whātoro hoki i ngā ariā o tā te taiao mō Te Aho Matua. Independently create and implement the curriculum within the classroom the student is based for practicum. An in-depth study of customary and contemporary Māori practices using an interdisciplinary approach. Further development of subject and curriculum knowledge and the relevant pedagogy as applied to the Te Aho Matua environment.View full course details
Course code: 300311 Te Reo Papa: Strengthening Te Reo credits 15
Tuatahi he ako i te momo reo e ahu mai ana i te moteatea-a-korero, korero purakau, me nga korero mo tetahi o ou na tipuna. I roto i enei kaupapa katoa ka wanangatia tenei momo reo hei whakapakari i to reo korero, to reo tuhituhi, to reo whakamarama. Ko nga whakahaere katoa mo tenei pepa kei roto i te reo Māori. Taught in te reo this course explores Māori poetry, tribal legends and writings about ancestors, linking Māori philosophies, idioms and metaphors with Māori as a modern oral and written language.View full course details
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Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
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Careers and job opportunities
When you graduate from this professional initial teacher education qualification, you will have the knowledge and skills to enter teaching in New Zealand schools. You will be eligible to apply for registration as provisionally registered teachers with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
You will be highly competent, knowledgeable and skilled as an effective, reflective and creative teacher for Māori immersion settings.