Faculty of Education

Education Māori, Pasifika and Indigenous

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2016 academic year unless otherwise specified.

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The individual courses are taught by Te Kura Māori in the Faculty of Education. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Education Māori Pasifika and Indigenous courses contribute to teacher education qualifications, the BA in Education and Education and Psychology, and Education postgraduate programmes. The School engages in teaching and research related to Māori education, policy and practice, Pasifika education and the education of indigenous peoples.

To see which Education Māori Pasifika and Indigenous courses contribute to your programme of study, go to Undergraduate Study, Graduate Diploma of Teaching or Postgraduate Study.

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How to find out more

Want to find out more about studying at Victoria? Register now to find out more about your study options and keep updated on application and enrolment information, open days and events.

If you need help deciding what degree might be right for you, or what courses to take, talk with a liaison officer or book a course planning session with us, call 0800 VICTORIA (842 867) or email course-advice@vuw.ac.nz.

If you’re a returning or transferring student, contact the Faculty Student and Academic Services Office, for help with degree planning and for information on admission requirements and transfer credit from other institutions.

Faculty of Education Student and Academic Services Office
Level 3, Tennant Block, Karori Campus
Phone: 04-463 9500
Email: education@vuw.ac.nz

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Student and Academic Services Office
Level 4, Murphy Building, Room 411, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus
Phone: 04-463 5745
Email: fhss-enquiries@vuw.ac.nz

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Related subjects and careers

Related subjects Careers opportunities

Education and Psychology
Education Majors for the BA
Teaching Early Childhood
Teaching Primary and Secondary
Early Childhood Studies

Applied researcher
Community education
Education researcher
Policy analyst
Professional education
Training and development

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List of courses

100 Level Courses

FEDU 101 – Foundations for Educational Studies

KURA 101 – Cultural Politics of Education in New Zealand and the Pan-Pacific

KURA 111 – Te Ao Maori 1: Ara Whakahaunga

KURA 135 – Learning Languages

200 Level Courses

FEDU 280 – Adult Literacy and Numeracy: Policy, Theory and Practice

KURA 211 – Te Ao Maori II

KURA 241 – Education, Ethnicity and Culture

KURA 242 – Pacific Nations Education

300 Level Courses

FEDU 301 – Understanding Research in Education

KURA 301 – Matauranga Maori in Education

KURA 311 – Te Ao Maori III

KURA 341 – Multi-ethnic Education

KURA 342 – Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Ed Aotearoa

KURA 371 – Marautanga Maori o Aotearoa

KURA 389 – Special Topic