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.

Being part of the future with the Master of Teaching 1.50

If you are searching for a rewarding career that will use your communication and leadership skills to shape the future of Australia’s students, then the Master of Teaching is for you

Addressing diverse learning needs with the Master of Special and Inclusive Education 2.05

Meet Declan, a Bachelor of Education (Primary) student

$65,608 ? average starting salary for Education graduates in NSW Find out more
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

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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School highlights

Deb supports cohort learning

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 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’s pathway to studying education

Joshua completed his pathway program and is now studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours).

Iglal’s pathway to becoming a teacher

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.

Quyen achieves her PhD dream

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

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.

Latest news

News • 5 May 2021

University of Newcastle partnering to Close the Gap

We’ve all heard about ‘closing the gap’, but what does this really mean?

Students at Chatswood High School complete a Burn2Learn session

News • 21 Apr 2021

Hair reveals short, intense exercise sessions conquer school stress

For the first time, measuring the levels of the stress hormone Cortisol in the hair of senior school students has proven that short, high-intensity exercise significantly reduces stress and improves memory, overall wellbeing and fitness in adolescents.

Professor Maynard sitting holding a book in front of a cabinet of memorabilia collected as an historian

News • 8 Mar 2021

Reclaiming History: the unconventional legacies of a leading Aboriginal historian

Emeritus Professor John Maynard’s reputation as a trailblazer is well-deserved so it is only fitting that this historian, whose journey began with researching his own family’s history, is honoured in the InauguralJohn Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture.

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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.