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Faculty of Education

Welcome to the School of Education. Our mission is to graduate educators with the capabilities and attitudes to work in schools and communities to improve educational attainment. We would love you to join us in this work.

Our School is a leader in online delivery of initial teacher education and our graduates are experienced in working in blended and online learning contexts. Our online courses allow students from all around Australia to study with us, and in beautiful Tasmania we offer a variety of courses in Hobart, Launceston and the Cradle Coast. Because we know our students have varied lives and responsibilities we offer full or part-time study and a wide range of supports.

Our nationally accredited Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs graduate educators who will work in early years setting, primary and secondary schools as well as TAFE. Our graduates meet or exceed the national requirement of entry level teachers in each of these areas and as a result enjoy very high employment rates in Tasmania and elsewhere. Our large associate degree program prepares our students to be highly effective and qualified classroom assistants. All our programs feature unique aspects – on country experiences and an understanding of indigenous knowledges, support to become a trauma informed educator, opportunities to develop explicit skills in early literacy and numeracy practices. The combination of these features mean that our graduates, whether they work in small and large communities, make a lasting difference to the lives and futures of students and their families.

If you want to make a difference, we would love you to join us.

Professor Victoria Carrington, Dean, Faculty of Education.

Our Stories

Laura Stewart, YouTube video

Laura Stewart has experienced the value of community in the remote North West town of Strahan.

Find out more about studying an undergraduate education course

Bobby-Jack, YouTube video

Bobby-Jack’s career has taken him from building to IT, to the arts, and eventually to primary teaching

Find out more about studying a Master of Teaching

Michelle Cooper, YouTube video

Michelle Cooper is committed to ongoing learning to empower her teaching and her students.

Find out more about studying a postgraduate Education course


The University of Tasmania is committed to enhancing educational attainment in Tasmania. The foundation for educational attainment and its benefits for health, community and relationships, productivity, wellbeing is laid in early childhood development and education.

The Faculty of Education conducts innovative, evidence-based and rigorous research designed to make a difference. We focus on ensuring equitable access to education and educational attainment, as well as the health and wellbeing of young learners and adults within educational institutions and communities. Key areas of primary importance and research depth include Early Years; Trauma-informed Practice; Creative Pedagogies which encompasses Language in Education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; and the Active Work Laboratory which seeks to influence workplace behaviour.

Wherever possible we want to work with stakeholders to co-design our approach to research and a vision for the future. Please contact us to get involved.

Read more about our research