Skip to Content
New information following the change in COVID-19 alert levels. massey.ac.nz/coronavirus
Prepare to teach and lead in the Kura Kaupapa Māori system
Te Aho Tātairangi is New Zealand’s first university Māori, Te Aho Matua initial teacher education programme.
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 programme is a three-year degree for future Māori educators i roto i te reo. A full-time programme, this course is designed for competent speakers of Te Reo Māori.
The programme 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.
When you graduate from this professional initial teacher education programme, 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.
Upon graduation you will meet the academic requirements necessary to later follow an advanced study at postgraduate level, for instance:
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 programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.
To enter this programme, you will:
You will be selected into the programme on the basis of a process which includes:
You will need to provide the following documents:
If you are a new-to-Massey student, applications for this programme close on 15 January 2021.
Late applications may be considered subject to available places and complete documentation.
Contact us through the Enquire button this page if you have any questions.
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 programme 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:
As part of the selection process, you may be asked to complete any of the selected tests as follows:
When you receive notification of your interview you will be advised if you are required to sit any of the above tests.
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 via telephone/Skype/Zoom is confidential to those involved in the selection process.
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 programme. List any personal characteristics you have that might strengthen your application.
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.
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.
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions.
From the Schedule to the Degree including:
Part One courses
Part Two courses
Part Three courses
This is a parts-based qualification. This means there are regulations around your completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two, etc.
Attend professional practice placements, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.
See ‘Courses for this programme’ below for schedules of courses.
|268107||Te Aho Matua Taiao o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori I||15|
|268120||Tikanga Pāngarau I||15|
|268121||Te Kupu Tā I - Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa||15|
|268131||Te Aho Matua Marautanga I||30|
|300111||Te Reo Kōnakinaki: Developing Te Reo||15|
|268207||Te Taiao mō Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori II||30|
|268220||Tikanga Pāngarau II||15|
|268222||Te Kupu Tā II - Te Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori||15|
|268240||Te Ira Tangata o Te Aho Matua Ko Te Tupu o Te Tangata||15|
|268241||Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori II: ko te tuitui i ngā kaupapa hei marautanga||15|
|300211||Te Reo Whakanakonako: Embellishing Te Reo||15|
|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||30|
|268320||Tikanga Pāngarau III||15|
|268322||Te Kupu Tā - Te Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori III||15|
|268340||Te Tino Uaratanga o Te Aho Matua - Ngā Hua o te Ako||15|
|268341||Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori III: ko te tuitui i ngā kaupapa hei marautanga||15|
|300311||Te Reo Papa: Strengthening Te Reo||15|
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 programmes in different ways, courses are not always transferable from one to another.
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.
Although 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 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 programme 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.
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.
|268.107 Te Aho Matua Taiao o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori I|
|268.110 Te Hā|
|268.120 Tikanga Pāngarau I|
|268.121 Te Kupu Tā I - Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa|
|268.130 Te Irarua|
|268.131 Te Aho Matua Marautanga I
|300.111 Te Reo Kōnakinaki: Developing Te Reo|
|268.207 Te Taiao mō Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori II
|268.211 Te Tiringa|
|268.220 Tikanga Pāngarau II|
|268.222 Te Kupu Tā II - Te Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori|
|268.240 Te Ira Tangata o Te Aho Matua Ko Te Tupu o Te Tangata|
|268.241 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori II: ko te tuitui i ngā kaupapa hei marautanga|
|300.211 Te Reo Whakanakonako: Embellishing Te Reo|
|268.307 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
|268.310 Te Puanga|
|268.320 Tikanga Pāngarau III|
|268.322 Te Kupu Tā - Te Pānui Tuhituhi i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori III|
|268.340 Te Tino Uaratanga o Te Aho Matua - Ngā Hua o te Ako|
|268.341 Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori III: ko te tuitui i ngā kaupapa hei marautanga|
|300.311 Te Reo Papa: Strengthening Te Reo|
Courses are each worth 15 credits, unless otherwise indicated
Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
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 may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.
Current and returning Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.
Massey is ranked in the world's top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.
Compare qualifications and academic information across different New Zealand institutions.
Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.
If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.
You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.
Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.
You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.
You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.
When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:
Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.
More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.
You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!
If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).
You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.
Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.
There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.
The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.
The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:
|Subject area||Level||Course ID number|
Electives are courses that are not compulsory. Certain guidelines are usually provided on courses you may take. Elective courses contribute to the programme, but not to your major or specialisation.
Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.
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 programme 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 programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.
There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.