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Inspire at nightEducation was one of the founding faculties of the University. The Faculty offers courses in intital teacher education (ITE), postgraduate education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Faculty research and teacher education courses both have a strong clinical focus.

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The Faculty of Education is, proudly, the base of operations for the Australian Chapter of the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI).

The Faculty of Education is world-ranked and, like the University, is rising rapidly in domestic and international rankings. It has a growing reputation as a leader in South East Asia and the Pacific due to the increasing scale and impact of its research.

If you are a potential student, consider studying with us.
You will benefit from our strong research program and partnerships here and overseas. You will also learn from highly capable and well qualified academics.

If you are suitably qualified and have a passion for learning and innovation, consider working with us.
We have a talented, positive team of academic and professional staff and we are motivated to realise the fresh opportunities afforded by our innovative domestic and international academic programs, partnerships and research programs.

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Faculty research involves the study of learning and the practices and technologies that support and enhance learning in communities, organisations, museums, galleries, families, on playing fields and, of course, in schools.  During the period 2014 – 2018, researchers in the Faculty gained more than $21m in research grants including Category 1 Grants in community education in Pakistan, PNG, Indonesia and the Pacific as well as large ARC grants in STEM and Indigenous education. The STEM Education Research Centre (SERC) is internationally renowned and currently engaged in multi-million dollar projects to enhance STEM learning in the early years.

The Faculty has approximately 1200 full-time equivalent students. Of these, 55 are enrolled in doctoral programs. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in postgraduate education and TESOL courses that are offered in Canberra, Hangzhou (China) and Hanoi (Vietnam).  About 900 students are enrolled in initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Bachelor and Master programs. All of these courses have a significant, school-based, clinical component and provide students with opportunities to add an international dimension to their course through majors and units in international education and practice teaching placements. Our ITE graduates pursue teaching and leadership careers in Australia and overseas in Early Learning Centres, Primary and Secondary Schools.

The Faculty works closely with schools in Canberra and the Capital Region. The UC Affiliated Schools program is a collaborative partnership between the University of Canberra and the ACT Government and a key initiative under the Territory’s Future of Education Strategy. Affiliated Schools are funded by the ACT Government and the University as sites for research, professional development and the delivery of significant components of the teacher education program. The Affiliated Schools program is an outcome of several years of pilot programs with UC Lake Ginninderra College, UC Kaleen High School and other schools in Canberra and a close study of emerging international best practice in University / School partnerships. The development of this program is a step in the realisation of UC’s Education Precinct vision that is integral to its Distinctive by Design Strategic Plan.

The Faculty of Education resides in Buildings 25, 18, 16a, 6, and 5 at the University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT.

Faculty of Education representatives are regularly available at the UC Student Centre (Building 1, Level B).

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