About Us

Leading the Study & Practice of Education in Australia & Beyond  

The UNSW School of Education is driven by our dynamic initial teacher education programs, acclaimed research innovations, professional learning opportunities and commitment to improving education. Our School is leading the way for teaching and research in the 21st Century Australian classroom. We’re renowned globally for the strength of our research and leading academics, placing UNSW at the frontline of improved education in Australia and beyond. 

Top-Performers in Teaching & Research for Education

Benchmarked with the highest ranking of 5 by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), UNSW School of Education is one of only two universities in Australia to receive a well above world standard rating.

Our academics are actively engaged in many high-level projects at the national and international level. Year on year, our experimental and interventionist approach to research contributes to the improvement of learning and teaching. With help from our partnerships, we work together to build stronger educational communities.

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Opening the Door to your Teaching Career

We’re the preferred provider of initial teacher education in NSW, with the greatest number of students in NSW listing us as first preference. We also have the highest average ATARS of any initial teacher education program in Australia.

Our extensive range of alternative modes of study is designed to develop graduates who are leaders, critical thinkers and significant contributors to educational change nationally and internationally.  

Strong Partnerships for your Professional Learning

We pride ourselves on the strong partnerships we’ve forged across the industry, community and government organisation in Australia and abroad. It’s why we’re the preferred provider of professional development and training for the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and are renowned for our innovative work with the Matraville Education Partnership.

Our progressive Professional Learning programs offer accredited and non-accredited learning options so you can specialise in the areas of education where you’d like to make a critical difference.  

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