The University of Newcastle, Australia

We shape teachers who shape the world

Welcome to the School of Education at the University of Newcastle. One of the top 100 schools of education in the world, we are also among the largest providers of initial teacher education in Australia.

We’ve always been trailblazers. We were the first to introduce professional experience internships, and continue to be at the cutting edge of our field in both teaching and research.

Our graduates are highly sought after and well regarded for their understanding of Quality Teaching, a pedagogical model developed within the School. Our researchers are the recipients of the largest philanthropic grant awarded in Australia, and our research has an impact on a local, regional and global scale.

Inspire future generations

Study Education at the University of Newcastle

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94% + Employed ? within four months of graduation
World top 100 ? for Education
Top 8 ? in Australia for research 'well above world standard'

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A great teacher can change lives and truly impact the communities in which they live. Through our education degrees you’ll learn more than just how to teach – you’ll gain the skills needed to empower future generations and inspire young minds.

Master of Education

If you are a practising education professional with a desire to develop an advanced understanding of your area of expertise and professional qualifications then the Master of Education is the program for you.

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School research

Research is fundamental to all the activities we undertake.

It informs our teaching and underpins our efforts to deliver high-quality education at all levels and contexts. Our research also assists us to forge meaningful relationships with the community and support their aspirations and achievements.

The performance of our researchers has attracted national and international attention, seeing our academic staff rewarded fellowships, grants and awards.

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Latest news

John Fischetti with student in front of Callaghan College

News • 26 Aug 2020

Silver lining for COVID-19 affected HSC students

In a year that delivered sudden and dramatic disruption for students at all levels, local year 12 and University of Newcastle students have found a silver lining, participating in a clever initiative aimed at reversing COVID-19 chaos.

Historical encounters journal

News • 7 Aug 2020

Home grown Historical Encounters journal achieves Q1 ranking

The independent journal Historical Encounters, led by Acting Head of the School of Education, Associate Professor Robert Parkes (as Editor-in-Chief) and published by the University of Newcastle’s History Education Research Network (HERMES) has recently achieved an outstanding milestone with a Q1 ranking in the Scimago Journal Rankings.

News • 4 Jun 2020

Criminology expert in police accountability comments on George Floyd case

The tragic death of George Floyd on 25 May has once again emphasised the significance of bystander video distributed through social media as a police accountability mechanism, says University of Newcastle Criminologist, Dr Justin Ellis.

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Upcoming events

Group of young friends

Event • 29 Sep 2020 at 4:00pm

Online seminar: contemporary approaches to race, class and youth cultures

This seminar offers an opportunity to reflect, both conceptually and using empirical case studies, on how youth researchers in different contexts are theorising race and class in relation to contemporary youth cultures.

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