School of Education

Join one of Australia’s largest professions

Through our courses and research, we are changing the way the world thinks about education. Learn from the best at Australia's #1 university for education and educational research.*

Progressive, real-world learning and research

We are passionate about addressing the educational challenges of our time through our teaching and research. Learn from world-class academics to gain practical experience and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Study a masters or PhD to contribute to an inclusive and sustainable society through leading research.

Get into the classroom sooner on a placement

As a pre-service teacher, you’ll take part in an immersive professional experience placement from your first year. Work with children in schools and early childhood centres and be mentored by experienced teachers. We work with international, national and regional schools and communities combining practical experience with the latest in educational theory. Be ready to teach today and into the future.

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Placements at home or overseas

Placements at home or overseas

Immerse yourself in a different culture and teaching practice when you undertake your placement in rural Australia or overseas. We have relationships with schools across Asia, Europe and the Americas and in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Meet our expert education and teaching staff

We are passionate about education and providing the right foundation for your career as an education professional. Use our school staff list to learn more about our expertise and to contact individual staff members.

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#1 in Australia for education and educational research

Learn from the best at Australia’s #1 university – and top five globally – for education and educational research. This highlights our course quality, cutting-edge facilities, leading academics and outstanding graduate outcomes.

We co-design our teaching and professional learning programs in ways that are practical and responsive to the contemporary challenges facing educators, educational leaders and systems. This requires fresh thinking and the affordances of innovative digital technology

Professor Damian Blake

Head of School of Education

Our research is changing the way the world thinks about education

Our research is changing the way the world thinks about education

Thinking about studying a PhD or masters degree? We offer a supportive environment that encourages innovation and research excellence. Our world-class academics at the Centre for Research for Educational Impact are known for their critical research and contribution to social change across education.

Our outstanding teaching facilities

Our outstanding teaching facilities

You’ll have access to specialised education spaces to further prepare you for the classroom, including the Nyaal interactive learning precinct at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus where you can experience different classroom environments virtually in a 360-degree theatre. We also have arts spaces and science teaching labs at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Our partnerships

Deakin’s School of Education stays at the forefront of education collaboration and innovation through our partnerships with industry, government, schools and the private sector. We welcome the involvement of organisations and individuals in our research and education.

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*U.S. News & World Report, Best Global Universities Subject Rankings 2022–2023

Contact us

If you have any questions about our education and teaching courses or research, please email the School of Education.