Why study with us?

He aha te take me ako koe i tō mātou taha?


Te Rito Maioha is a leader in early childhood and primary teacher education and knowledge with a range of diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes.

As a top-quality tertiary education provider, we grow teachers, educators, leaders and experts with programmes based on current research, fresh thinking and best practice.

We specialise in bicultural teaching and learning with a flexible blend of online and face-to-face learning and practical real-life experience.

Our students|tauira choose to study with us because:

    Top rated

    You can have absolute confidence in the quality of all our programmes. We are a specialist tertiary education provider with the highest-possible rating from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. You can read our 2022 EER Report here


    Your learning will be based on the latest research, fresh thinking and best practice nationally and internationally.


    You will gain a lot of practical experience early learning centres or schools while studying our early childhood and primary teaching programmes. You’ll be competent, confident and ready to teach as soon as you complete your programme.


    You will be supported to build your skill and understanding in te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. We are leaders in bicultural learning and teaching, and our pouako are expert, passionate and committed.


    You can study and gain qualifications while living and working in your own community with our flexible blend of online and field-based learning.


    With our 11 regional education centres around Aotearoa New Zealand, you can access face-to-face or online support from highly qualified lecturers and pouako whenever you need it.


    We welcome and support international students studying our programmes in Aotearoa New Zealand or from overseas. Find more information for international students.

    You're part of the whānau

    When you join Te Rito Maioha, you’re joining a movement advocating for tamariki, kaiako, high quality education and professional development. Our students value being part of te whānau o Te Rito Maioha.