The Hōaka Pounamu: Bilingual and Immersion Teaching endorsement aims to develop high quality graduates who will promote leadership and raise the knowledge of te reo Māori in bilingual, immersion and mainstream settings.

Hōaka Pounamu is designed to extend teachers on the use of te reo Māori in the classroom. It is ideal for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers who are teaching te reo Māori in mainstream, bilingual and immersion settings and who want to gain an academic qualification whilst upskilling their te reo Māori and teaching skills. Applicants may be Māori teachers, teachers of te reo Māori, teachers responsible for Māori in schools, Resource Teachers of Māori, or Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour who work with Māori children and/or families. People who meet the entry criteria below may also apply – the programme is not restricted to practising teachers

  • EDEM 649 Te Tiriti o Waitangi i te Ao Matauranga
  • EDEM 656 Tïkanga and Rautaki Whakaako Reo
  • EDEM 657 Whakaora Reo-Language Revitalisation
  • EDEM 658 Matauranga Māori Hei Marautanga

More information

Contact the Hōaka Pounamu: Bilingual and Immersion Coordinator:

Te Hurinui Clarke

Senior Lecturer
Rehua 503
Internal Phone: 93795