Victoria's Faculty of Education is uniquely placed in the capital city to offer exceptional research-led teaching and learning.

The Faculty of Education offers challenging and thought-provoking programmes to encourage students to put their study into practice. We equip our students with the knowledge to critically and creatively carve their own path in the world of education.

Become a Doctor of Education

For professionals wanting a research qualification.


Education has the power to shape every aspect of our future. Discover how humans learn and explore how societies develop systems of education.

Available subjects

  • Education
  • Restorative Justice
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Teacher Education

Learn to light a fire inside a student and nurture a lifelong desire to learn with a teaching qualification from Victoria.

Available subjects

  • Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • Primary Teacher Education
  • Secondary Teacher Education
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Educational Psychology

Explore how children and young people learn and develop. Gain the tools and knowledge to help them grow as students and as members of society.

Available subjects

  • Education and Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
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NCEA and Transitioning to University

Victoria researchers are investigating how well New Zealand’s NCEA system prepares students for university study, and how the system might be improved.

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Dr Michael Johnston talks about NCEA and the transition into University study
Ragne Maxwell

Success for Master’s students

Four of the students who studied for a Master of Secondary School Leadership (MSSL) at Victoria University’s Faculty of Education in 2016 have moved into principal roles in New Zealand schools.

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    Dealing with cyberbullying is everyone’s responsibility

    Victoria University of Wellington research shows that for New Zealand to combat its high cyberbullying rates, everyone needs to take responsibility: from teachers to school management and Government organisations.

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    A career of contributions to early childhood

    The ongoing contributions to early childhood research by Faculty of Education Associate Professor Jenny Ritchie were acknowledged last year, when she was awarded the Bloch Distinguished Career Award at the 2016 International Reconceptualising Early Childhood Education Conference.

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