The School of Education provides study at Newcastle (Callaghan), Central Coast (Ourimbah), Port Macquarie or North Rocks (through the Renwick Centre) and online

About our School

The School of Education is the largest School in the University with more than 4000 students studying in teacher education programs, around 1100 postgraduate students undertaking advanced study in education, and more than 150 students completing Masters or Doctoral programs by research. While many students study on campus, either at Newcastle (Callaghan), Central Coast (Ourimbah), Port Macquarie or North Rocks (through the Renwick Centre), the School also delivers a number of its programs online with access to students in countries throughout the world.

The School provides high quality teacher education programs that aim to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in educational settings; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on education. Graduates from our teacher education programs are highly regarded with many targeted for employment before the completion of their studies. A significant number of students progress from undergraduate studies through to postgraduate study or research.

The School has current major programs of research in the areas of comparative and international education, equity, pedagogical reform, values and citizenship education, doctoral examination, physical activity interventions for children and adolescents, and support for families of children with disabilities, among many others. Many academic staff in the School of Education enjoy international reputations for the quality of their research. The School also takes pride in its relationship with its many communities and especially the local schools of the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North coast regions.

The Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity & Nutrition is a flagship for the School's other research activities, with major programs of research in the areas of Teaching Quality and Professional Learning, and Research Training and Adaptive Knowledge.  Many academic staff in the School of Education enjoy international reputations for the quality of their research. The School also takes pride in its relationship with its many communities and especially the local schools of the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North coast regions.

The School of Education is a vibrant and exciting community providing excellence in teaching, research and community engagement.