Teaching – Māori Language

Māori Language Teaching is about training to teach Te Reo Māori or to teach in Te Reo Māori.

This involves improving your own Māori language skills – so that you can better teach others.

Training as a teacher includes learning about how people learn, teaching methods and classroom management techniques.

This usually includes teaching experience (with real students!).

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!), and some require registration.

  • Māori language teacher
  • Teacher in Māori medium and bilingual schools
  • Teacher in mainstream schools
  • Kōhanga reo teacher
  • Māori language early childhood teacher
  • Māori language primary school teacher
  • Translator or interpreter
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects


134% of national
median earnings


Further study
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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