Master of Hōaka Pounamu | Māori Bilingual and Immersion Teaching and Learning
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.
- 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.
- Optional courses to specialise your teaching career, for example in teaching diverse learners or using digital tools in education.
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, use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
You can apply online at myUC.
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The MHP is made up of 180 points, including compulsory and optional 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.
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.
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