Message from the Dean

Associate Professor Karen Swabey
Dean, Faculty of Education

Welcome to the University of Tasmania's Faculty/School of Education.

We have one School in our Faculty and the responsibilities for the successful operation of the Faculty and School lie with the Dean, the Head of School and the wonderful staff employed therein.

This is an active, research-led Faculty/School, responsive to the growing demands for educators in the broad Australian and world communities. With three regional campuses located in Hobart (Sandy Bay), Launceston (Newnham) and Burnie (Cradle Coast), we harness the natural advantages of our State and the University to offer a range of teaching and learning opportunities for our students.

Over half of all our students now study with us using distance education, external and online modes of delivery.

It is an exciting time to connect with the Faculty/School of Education.  We have had accredited a new range of Bachelor of Education courses and our new Master of Teaching course for both primary and secondary school pre-service teachers.

The Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania has also endorsed the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) for full teacher registration, a teaching qualification for in-service VET teachers. We have also introduced a non-teaching course,  the Bachelor of Physical Activity Studies.

The Faculty/School has a strong Master of Education program and a strong Higher Degree by Research program, including Honours, Master of Education (Research), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Professional degree, the Doctor of Education (EdD).

We are fortunate to present to you a Faculty/School staffed by highly skilled professionals, many of whom have national and international reputation in their area of teaching and research. Many of our researchers are currently working on cutting edge research projects in areas including: Mathematics Education; Literacy/English Education; School Leadership; Sustainability, Arts Education, Health and Well-Being; Rural & Regional Education; and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

The Faculty/School also houses two research centres, which include a team from the Australasian Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre who are working on a project titled "Enhancing emergency incident management team effectiveness" and is concerned with researching ways to improve communication and collaboration between operators involved in Incident Management Teams.

We co-host the Australian Clearing House for Youth Studies, whose mission it is to contribute to the wellbeing of young people by providing comprehensive and up-to-date information about key issues and practices in the youth field for access by the community.

To find out more about our research please visit the Research section of our website.

In the Faculty/School of Education, surrounded by Tasmania's natural beauty, you will find energy, vitality, enthusiasm and excitement about the future. We seek students who share these qualities to help us create that future together.