Te Tohu Paetahi Ako: Bachelor of Education - Teaching
I loved the experience of studying in this programme. I felt at home at Awanuiārangi. The wānanga incorporates te reo and tikanga Māori and I felt a connection to all of the papers because of the inclusion of Māori pedagogy.
The lecturers are amazing. They know exactly what it takes to be teachers in early childhood and primary schools. Being able to learn online and through block learning was so much more efficient for me as a working Māmā of three tamariki. I was able to work, look after my tamariki and gain a degree at the same time. It was hard work, but worth it. You learn so much more when you're having fun, and with the lecturers and your classmates, you can achieve together. We supported each other to get over the line.
Practicum (classroom experience) was a challenge, yet I learned so much on my three practicum. Completing this degree was definitely a milestone. I feel like I can attain whatever I put my mind to, and I am confident in my teaching skills. I am studying for a Master of Indigenous Studies now, and I’m learning so much more. I love it!