Qualification Overview

Te Reo Maori Title He Korowai Ākonga (Primary)
Qualification Title Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Education » Teacher Education » Teacher Education: General (Pre-Service)
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Bachelor of Education (He Korowai Ākonga - primary) degree is designed to produce transformative educational leaders with specialist knowledge, skills and attributes in the field of primary education. He Korowai Ākonga (Bachelor of Education) is underpinned by Māori philosophies, Māori principles and Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge). It is further distinguished from other teacher education degrees in New Zealand because of its holistic orientation and strong emphasis on principled practice and praxis. This qualification focuses on curriculum integration and graduates of this qualification will have developed specialised knowledge of multiple literacies. He Korowai Ākonga (primary) is also delivered in a supportive whānau learning environment at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Graduate profile
Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes required for the field of primary education, well versed in Māori approaches to teaching and learning and a qualification that can lead to employment within the education field or pathways into postgraduate qualifications in education.
Education pathways
Graduates of this programme may be eligible to pathway into postgraduate study.
Employment pathways
As a graduate of this programme, students can apply for teacher registration with the New Zealand Education Council and launch their career in primary teaching.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
In order to enrol in He Korowai Ākonga (Primary), applicants must:

1. be 18 years or older at enrolment, and
2. have a demonstrated personal suitability with an interest or involvement in teaching and learning;
3. If under 20 years of age, applicants must have the required NCEA credits for university entrance.
4. If over 20 years of age applicants must have:
a. Successfully completed a level 4 certificate of at least 120 credits and
b. Met the competencies required in literacy and numeracy; and
c. Have successfully attained a score of 7 or higher in each component of the academic version of IELTS if English is an additional language.
5. complete an application package; and
6. provide supportive references from two appropriate people within the community and the field of education; and
7. must provide evidence of their ability to successfully pursue and complete a bachelors degree12; and
8. participate in an interview process to demonstrate suitability to the programme; and
9. prior to gaining entry into the programme, ākonga will be required to:-
* complete and submit the Criminal Convictions Disclaimer form;
* complete and submit the Police Vetting Information form - Authorisation to Disclose Information, which allows police vetting to occur.
Education Organisation Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Developed By Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3641
Status Current
Created January 2017
Next Review December 2020

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