Poutuarongo Te Rangakura Kaiwhakaako

Bachelor of Teaching (Bilingual)

Love working with children?  Become a kaitiaki of our future and develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to access and pass on ngā taonga tuku iho to our future generations.  If you have ever wanted to be a teacher in a whānau class or bilingual setting this qualification is for you.

This course is taught in te reo Māori and English.

The mātauranga (knowledge) you will learn is drawn from the study of iwi and hapū values, knowledge and institutions in a way that is consistent with the notion of a Māori world view curriculum and its application in the kaupapa Māori educational context.  

Develop a sound knowledge of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and the New Zealand curriculum, Māori pedagogies, planning, teaching assessment and evaluation of teaching practices plus the importance of internal management systems and their relevance.  Become a confident professional within the sector by critically analysing policies, procedures and documents relevant to both English and Māori teaching environments, and applying methods of teaching appropriate for optimum child development.

During the three years you will undertake a minimum of 21 weeks teaching practicum in a primary school setting giving you the opportunity to experience and practise methods learnt during residential seminars and through individual research.  You will be supported every step of the way as you begin your journey from learning to teaching, this is also an excellent qualification towards higher progression in the education sector.

Poutuarongo Te Rangakura Whakaakoranga, Bachelor of Teaching (Bilingual), is eligible for Teach NZ scholarships. Check on the Teach NZ website for more information.

To enrol in this qualification you must first complete the Heke Te Rangakura Kaiwhakaako which is a one year diploma and the first year towards this three year qualification.

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Poutuarongo Te Rangakura Kaiwhakaako

Bachelor of Teaching (Bilingual)

Code: PTRK
Credits: 360
 3 years
Level: NZQA Level 7
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Location: Ōtaki, Manukau, Gisborne, Tūrangi
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (March)
Entry Requirements: Applicants under the age of 20 must have university entrance (UE) or the equivalent to UE. The literacy, numeracy and ITC competency assessments will be used to ensure that applicants over the age of 20 meet comparable literacy and numeracy requirements as those entering with UE. Applicants will also have a strong commitment to develop te reo Māori me ōna tikanga and incorporate te reo into their teaching practice. Students will require regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is required. For more information on entry requirements see appendix one of the academic regulations.
Tuition Fees: $9,800 (approximately)



  • Year One

    PTRA101 Te Rangakura 1 
    PTRA102 Curriculum Studies 1
    PTRA103 Planning, Implementation and Assessment 1
    PTRA104 Professional Studies 1


    IWI101 Private Study of One Marae
    IWI102 Private Study of Iwi History


    REO101 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO102 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

  • Year Two

    PTRA201 Te Rangakura 2 
    PTRA202 Curriculum Studies 2
    PTRA203 Planning, Implementation and Assessment 2
    PTRA204 Professional Studies 2


    IWI201 Private Study of One Hapū
    IWI202 Selected Private Studies


    REO201 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO202 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

  • Year Three

    PTRA301 Te Rangakura 3 
    PTRA302 Curriculum Studies 3
    PTRA303 Planning, Implementation and Assessment 3
    PTRA304 Professional Studies 3


    IWI301 Oral Literature Studies
    IWI302 Hapū and Iwi Performance


    REO301Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO302 Hui Rumaki Reo 2



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As part of our Covid-19 stance to protect the health and wellbeing of our people, all noho in huringa 1 (semester 1) will be replaced by online deliveries. Learn more.


Ōtaki, Tūrangi

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Manukau, Te Tairāwhiti

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After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Kaiwhakaako (Bilingual)
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Private Teacher / Tutor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Curriculum Advisor
  • Education Union Work
  • Policy Analyst