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Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning

MHP
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning (MHP) is ideal for teachers, leaders, and education researchers. It will increase your knowledge of te reo Māori in bilingual, immersion, and mainstream settings. Learn more about studying an MHP through our Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education.

DURATION

Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

180

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:

  • Domestic — $12,276
  • International — $53,100

Overview


Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning

Introduction

UC's Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning (MHP) is an ideal programme for teachers, leaders, and education researchers to raise the knowledge of te reo Māori in bilingual, immersion, and mainstream settings. The courses are designed to extend your knowledge on the use of te reo Māori in the classroom.

Be a part of language revitalisation for Aotearoa and help immerse mātauranga and te reo Māori into everyday learning.


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Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Develop your language practice with wānanga and assessments in te reo.
  • Learn lesson and assessment planning for language learners, looking at international models for first and second language teaching practices.
  • Elective courses to specialise your teaching career, for example in teaching diverse learners or using digital tools in education.

Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

To enrol in the MHP, you will need to have either:

  • an Aotearoa teaching degree
  • any bachelor's degree with a major in Education or related subject, with at least a B Grade Average
  • a three-year diploma in Early Childhood, Primary, or Secondary Teaching
  • equivalent study from other approved degrees.

The selection process also involves a hui with the Programme Coordinator to assess your level of te reo Māori fluency and ensure you will be able to succeed in your study.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Graduates will have extensive experience teaching a second language as well as the confidence to work with students, whānau, iwi, and other communities growing their Māori learning.

This Master's degree will also prepare you for leadership or research roles with the ability to critique and develop the Aotearoa teaching curriculum.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $12,276
  • International — $53,100

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $11,942
  • International — $51,000

SSL estimate (per 180 points):

  • 2024 — $1375.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)
  • 2023 — $1240.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)

Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The MHP is made up of 180 points, including compulsory and elective courses, featuring several noho marae experiences and full-immersion reo classes.

You can complete your degree within 1 year full-time, or part-time for up to 4 years.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning.

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