About the Faculty
The Faculty of Education was formed in 1984 from the amalgamation of the former Department of Education of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Wollongong, and the nearby School of Education (Institute of Education).
Since then the Faculty has grown rapidly and now employs over 60 academic and professional staff, and has more than 2200 students enrolled in its undergraduate and postgraduate programs in teacher education and training, and higher degree programs up to Doctoral level. Staff undertake teaching across both undergraduate and postgraduate areas, and in most cases are also active researchers in their areas of expertise.
The Faculty of Education operates as an integrated Faculty without formally separate departments. On offer are programs of study which range from undergraduate to postgraduate study with a particular emphasis on flexible delivery.
The areas of pre service teacher education cover Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Science, Mathematics and Physical & Health Education and is coordinated by the Associate Dean Teacher Education.
Postgraduate study and research in the Faculty is coordinated by the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate along with the Director of the Graduate Teaching Program.
The Faculty provides an orderly and coherent exposure to critical issues in contemporary educational theory and practice. We also provide an avenue for the professional development of teachers, education administrators and policy makers.
Close ties with Department of Education & Training
The Faculty enjoys a particularly close and productive relationship with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training. The Department cooperates in the development and monitoring of undergraduate programs and provides support for postgraduate students engaged in research and higher degree study.
Staff Working Links
Many staff retain close working links with Commonwealth departments such as the Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs (DEETYA) and with international agencies such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and OECD.
Distance Education / Flexible Delivery
The Faculty is actively engaged in developing courses available by distance education and through subjects offered at off-campus locations for domestic and international students.
The Faculty is currently housed in three buildings on the Wollongong campus with specific study space for postgraduate research students, seminar rooms and access to the University computer network system.
Adjacent to the Faculty buildings is the Curriculum Resources Centre, which houses material related to teacher training programs, and policy material related to the operation of the NSW school system. The main University library collection houses a good collection of material for use by Education students.
To locate buildings in the Education Faculty please access the Campus Map.
|Building 22||Curriculum Resources Centre (CRC)|
Undergraduate Research Space (URS)
Education IT (edIT)
|Building 23||Education Student Services Centre|
Professional Experience Unit
|Building 67||Dean's Unit|
Centre for Educational Leadership (CEL)
Research and Graduate Unit