Faculty of Education and Arts
To inspire, enrich and transform humanity
At the Faculty of Education and Arts, we are highly respected for our teaching quality and research, with learning methods that ensure our graduates have high-level professional skills, leaving the University confident, skilled and life-ready.
The Faculty of Education and Arts has been integrated into the new College of Human and Social Futures.
We are committed to supporting a respectful workplace culture that nurtures professional development. Our goal is to be a global workplace of choice for academic and professional staff in the creative industries, education, humanities and social sciences.
Mapping the injustices of our past
Professor Lyndall Ryan focuses on our dark history with the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map.
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We offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs that provide innovative and leading-edge education to students.
We produce world-class scholarship, often in collaboration with international colleagues and those from other faculties within the University.
Our researchers have established an enviable reputation for the quality of their work, with many of our people regarded as world leaders in their fields.
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Deb supports cohort learning
After completing a Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle, Deb has helped a group of teachers at Trinity to complete the Master of Leadership and Management in Education externally as a cohort, liaising with the university to organise support for them.
Adrian steps up his educational leadership
Adrian’s passion for education shines when he’s in the classroom. He enjoys expanding young people’s viewpoint beyond their local knowledge, to the wider world around them. Through a partnership between his school and the University of Newcastle, he heard about the Master of Leadership and Managemen
Joshua’s pathway to studying education
Joshua completed his pathway program and is now studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours).
Dani’s pathway to social work
Dani always thought that university wasn’t for her until she applied for the Open Foundation pathway program.
Iglal’s pathway to becoming a teacher
Iglal reached her dream of becoming a teacher through persistence and hard work after arriving in Australia as a refugee from Sudan.
Amanda discovers her passion in India
Amanda realised that to break into the International Community Development industry she would need a postgraduate degree. After reviewing all 43 Australian Universities and their respective online degrees, she decided upon the Master of Social Change and Development at the University of Newcastle.
Quyen achieves her PhD dream
Coming from the Mekong Delta in the south of Vietnam, Quyen, a lecturer at Can Tho University travelled to Australia to pursue her dream of completing a PhD.
Short courses lead to bigger things
Before studying a Master of Leadership and Management in Education, Bronwyn had the opportunity to complete a short course online which inspired her to further develop her skills and contribute to her career progression.
Featured story • 17 Sep 2021
University of Newcastle’s webinar series “Reimagining Quality of Life Post-COVID” reached its highest popularity
University of Newcastle’s webinar series “Reimagining Quality of Life Post-COVID” reached its highest popularity in ‘Social Sciences Week 2021 ‘by hosting three world-renowned intellectuals: Noam Chomsky, Ariel Salleh and Gar Alperovitz
News • 14 Apr 2021
Two former Australian Prime Ministers were recognised for their contributions to the nation, in particular the higher education sector, by the University of Newcastle today.
News • 23 Mar 2021
Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO delivered the inaugural John Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture at University House to an on-line and face-to-face audience of over 180, on 17 March 2021 as part of the Purai Global Indigenous History Centre showcase.
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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.