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Te Aho Paerewa Postgraduate Diploma Teaching and Learning in Maori Medium

  • Graduate Diploma

Massey's Te Aho Paerewa is the tertiary sector's first postgraduate programme in Maori medium initial teacher education.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
Online

About this course

Massey's Te Aho Paerewa is the tertiary sector's first postgraduate programme in Maori medium initial teacher education.

Entry requirements

Te Aho Paerewa Postgraduate Diploma Teaching and Learning in Maori Medium is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.

To enter this programme, you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree of at least 360 credits with a minimum of a B grade average across the 200- and 300-level courses, or equivalent
  • have demonstrated fluency in te reo Maori at a level where you can sustain learning in a total immersion Maori environment
  • have demonstrated competence in literacy and numeracy
  • meet the requirements for registration as set down by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, in terms of good character and fitness to be a teacher.

You will be selected into the programme on the basis of a process which includes:

  • an assessment by Massey University academic staff. This may also include:
    • an interview
    • te reo and mathematics tests
    • practical exercises.

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • a supporting statement
  • a police vetting report
  • referee reports
  • two completed Te Kura Hapai forms from two different Kura Kaupapa Maori - Te Aho Matua.
  • 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
  • an NZQA International Qualifications Assessment
  • contact details of two referees
  • verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

Graduates of this professional initial teacher education programme will have the knowledge and skills to enter teaching in New Zealand schools. You will be eligible to apply for registration as a provisionally registered teacher with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

You'll graduate as a highly competent, knowledgeable and skilled teacher who is effective, reflective and a creative teacher for Maori immersion settings.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions.

  • Review the Regulations.
  • Contact an Academic Adviser.