Primary school teaching is a rewarding career where you can make a real difference to the lives of our tamariki. He Korowai Ākonga is a recognised teacher education programme that prepares you for work as a kaiako in primary, middle, or intermediate schools.
This unique qualification embraces Māori philosophies, principles and mātauranga Māori (knowledge), empowering you to become a culturally responsive and reflective practitioner, who is able to work with a diverse range of learners.
This holistic programme ensures your theoretical knowledge of teaching and learning is well supported by practical teaching opportunities. Under the guidance of experienced classroom and wānanga kaiako you will learn how to teach effectively, plan lessons aligned to the New Zealand curriculum, assess and evaluate learning and embed concepts from Te Ao Māori into your practice.
As a graduate of He Korowai Ākonga you can apply for teacher registration with the New Zealand Education Council and launch your career in primary teaching.
I want to keep studying
You may be eligible to enrol in our master's degree He Waka Hiringa - Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge Level 9.
I want to use my qualification
This qualification prepares you for teaching in primary or intermediate schools. You can also pursue a diverse range of careers in the education, social services and public sectors.
This programme uses a mixed-mode delivery method that includes:
To enrol on this programme you'll need to: