Our Courses - Language, Culture & Teaching - Te Tohu Ako
Our Courses - Language, Culture & Teaching - Te Tohu Ako

te tohu ako paetahi

“He one matua he mahuri tōtara”

“From fertile ground come the tōtara”


Te Tohu Ako Paetahi: Mā Te Reo will nurture competent and confident educational practitioners who will contribute to the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth of children, irrespective of their status, culture or abilities. 

Graduates of this degree will be equipped to address the inequities faced in education, in particular by Māori children, and join the challenge to provide appropriate and effective learning. 

Graduates' knowledge of te reo Māori me ngā tikanga o Tūhoe will enable them to operate and contribute positively both to the Māori-medium and mainstream school environment.


Start Date:

11 February 2019


Undergraduate Degree


3 years, Full-Time


12-14 Morrison Street, Tāneatua

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Mixed Delivery Mode:

Classroom teaching, practicum, placements in local schools, supervised and online tutorials.

Annual Fee/Payment Options:

$6,270.95 including Student Fee Protection

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Teach NZ Scholarships:

Māori Medium Scholarship

Applications Close: Friday 22nd, February 2019

Entry Criteria

Entry for applicants 17-19 years of age is University Entrance:

  • A minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three subjects on the National Qualifications Framework, with Te Reo Māori as one of the subjects
  • A minimum of 10 credits at Level 2 or higher in English on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
  • A minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 in mathematics or Pangarau on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
  • Applicants over 20 years of age will be required to show evidence of academic capabilities that meet the required UE standards of te reo, English and mathematics.

Consideration will be given to levels of schooling, commitment to learning, other relevant study, interests and expertise, recent professional development, and general life experiences.


Enrolment & Administration:

Rocky Broughton

Programme Manager:

Sandy Hata

Programme Tutor(s):

Tamati Kruger


Aroha Morunga


Terri Tawhai


Finney Davis


Mihi McLeod


Ameria Rua


This course has been designed specifically to contribute to effective learning environments in Tūhoe context, such as whakapapa, whānaungatanga, Tūhoetanga, te reo me ōna tikanga. 

Anamata, in offering this degree programme, is taking ownership of the challenge by producing quality teachers who use the medium of Te Reo Māori as the medium of instruction and incorporate cultural experience or tikanga-ā-iwi into the language learning context.

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