About the School of Education

The School of Education develops students into the future leaders and innovators of education in Australia and beyond. Combining transformative evidence-based teaching experiences and strong partnerships with NSW schools, studying education with UNSW sets you on a career path with real impact.

Study with Us

Our education degrees are designed for you to become a professional teacher. Right after graduation, you can plant your feet straight into the classroom. Our programs span across all levels of learning, from early childhood education, primary and middle school, right through to high school, adult and specialist education.

Our Undergraduate degrees prepare graduates to pursue a career in secondary school teaching in New South Wales, Australia and overseas. Under the supervision of experienced teachers, our students undertake professional practise in two different secondary schools.

Honours at UNSW combines aspects of undergraduate study with those of postgraduate research. It introduces advanced research training through the completion of a thesis.

Our Postgraduate programs range from intensive preservice teaching to advanced degrees for experienced educationalists.

We’re ranked in the top three universities in Australia for specialist studies in education. Our graduates are renowned for their advanced research skills and their ability to produce work worthy of an international audience.

Professional Learning

Our advanced Professional Learning programs are designed to accelerate teachers, students and parents from great to exceptional. We offer a range of courses, workshops and conferences for practising teachers to enhance their skills and we offer one of Australia's most comprehensive gifted education programs.

Our progressive Professional Learning programs make great teachers, students and parents extraordinary. Explore our accredited and non-accredited learning options to specialise in the areas of education you’d like to make a critical difference.

The Gifted Education Research and Resource Centre (GERRIC) is the leader of gifted education research in the southern hemisphere. Discover how we can provide you with the cutting edge tools and strategies to make a real-world impact in Gifted Education.

Accredited professional learning courses, workshops and conferences for practising teachers and educational professionals to deepen your insight and enrich your career opportunities. Explore the study options that are right for your next step.

The UNSW Gonski Institute for Education brings together scholars, policy-makers and practitioners to conduct research that will help improve academic and wellbeing outcomes particularly for disadvantaged students and those who live in rural and remote Australia.

Our Research

Benchmarked with the highest global rating of 5 by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), we’re producing a new breed of teachers and innovative education solutions through our world-leading research. We hold the highest concentration of TESOL researchers in Australia who help us create a leading-edge educational research environment. It’s what makes UNSW the destination of choice for postgraduate and higher degree students in education for the 21st-century classroom.

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