Ko te manu e kai i te miro nōna te wao tapu nui a Tane Mahuta. Ko te manu e kai ana i te matauranga 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 Maori graduates of high quality and particularly Te Reo Maori graduates who can develop the nation's young Maori people. The primary aim of this programme is to provide a professional initial teacher education undergraduate programme which meets the requirements of Kura Kaupapa Maori, of Maori language immersion schools, and of the teaching profession. As a student teacher, this university degree provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective kaupapa Maori immersion practitioners who meet the academic requirements necessary to later follow an advanced study at postgraduate level. The Te Aho Tatairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Maori programme is a three-year degree for future Maori educators i roto i te reo. A full-time programme, this course is designed for competent speakers of Te Reo Maori.
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 in the regulations.
In addition to the selection criteria outlined below, before enrolment in the Te Aho Tatairangi: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning Kura Kaupapa Maori you will need to have:
Potential students for this programme are required to have fluency in Te Reo Maori such that they can sustain learning in a total immersion Maori environment.