Graduate Certificate in Māori Language and Pedagogies: Aumiri Pounamu

Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with the Graduate Certificate in Māori Language and Pedagogies: Aumiri Pounamu (GradCertMLP), where passion meets purpose in shaping the future of education. This program offers aspiring and seasoned kaiako teachers the invaluable opportunity to delve deep into the rich tapestry of indigenous history, culture, and language.

As stewards of knowledge and guardians of tradition, our graduates emerge with the confidence and expertise to nurture the minds of our tamariki, fostering a profound connection to their heritage.


The Graduate Certificate in Māori Language and Pedagogies: Aumiri Pounamu (GradCertMLP) isn’t just a qualification; it’s a calling to elevate Māori education to new heights. Tailored for kaiako teachers seeking to lead and inspire within their communities, this program is a beacon of professional development.

Through a holistic approach that integrates language revitalization, cultural immersion, and pedagogical innovation, GradCertMLP equips educators with the tools to ignite a passion for learning and empower future generations.

Admission Requirements

  • The GradCertMLP is open to those who are provisionally certified as teachers, those that hold a subject to confirmation practising certificate, and full practising teachers.
  • You will need to have completed an Aotearoa New Zealand teacher education degree (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard) to enrol in this programme.
  • There will also be a hui with the Programme Coordinator as part of your application to assess your current level of te reo competency and ascertain the support you will need during study.
  • EDMI312 Mātauraka Māori
  • EDMI313 Te Marau ā-iwi
  • EDMI315 Kaupapa Māori Pedagogies
  • EDMI316 Whakapiki i te Reo 2
  • EDMI317 Rangahau Māori
  • EDMI324 Te Reo o te Whenua Tahi
  • EDMI325 Te Reo o te Whenua Rua
  • Domestic — $3,282
  • International — $15,000

Future Career Outcomes

Step into a world of possibilities with the Graduate Certificate in Māori Language and Pedagogies: Aumiri Pounamu (GradCertMLP). Our alumni stand as shining examples of success, championing indigenous education in diverse roles and settings. From classrooms to boardrooms, the demand for culturally competent educators continues to grow, making GradCertMLP graduates invaluable assets in shaping inclusive learning environments. With enhanced skills in curriculum design, language proficiency, and cultural competency, our graduates are poised to make a lasting impact in the field of education.

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