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.

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Available subjects

  • Education
  • Restorative Justice

Teacher Education

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

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Available subjects

  • Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • Primary Teacher Education
  • Secondary Teacher Education

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.

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Available subjects

  • Education and Psychology
  • Educational Psychology

Victoria University appoints new Dean of Education

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed Professor Stephen Dobson as its next Dean of Education.

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Stephen Dobson Dean of Education
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Educational Psychology careers

An Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship with the Ministry of Education opens the door to a diverse and rewarding career. Apply by 30 September.

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8th International Art in Early Childhood conference

24-27 Jan 2019

The 8th International Art in Early Childhood conference will offer early childhood teachers and professionals the opportunity to become informed about the latest scholarship in this domain.

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  • Teenagers sitting at desks

    A response to the New Zealand’s NCEA review

    The government is currently engaged in a large-scale review of the New Zealand education system. A part of this is the most comprehensive review of NCEA since the qualification was first implemented in 2002.

  • I child feels the texture of a tree

    Let kids bond with nature while there’s still time

    ‘Forest Schools’ for early childhood and school-age children are a growing phenomenon. Having emerged from Scandinavia they are now a feature of the early childhood landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Kids learning with technology

    Citizen scientists in the classroom

    A recent study led by Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Dayle Anderson and Dr Markus Luczak-Roesch looks at the benefits of using Online Citizen Science (OCS) in primary school classrooms.

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Upcoming events

  • Doctor of Education Information Evening

    You, your colleagues and friends are invited to Victoria University of Wellington's Doctor of Education…

    Venue: AM 101, Kelburn Campus

  • TeachNext session

    Have you thought about teaching as a career?Come along to our information session to find…

    Venue: AM 101, Kelburn Campus

  • 46th Annual OCIES Conference

    The theme of the 46th Annual OCIES Conference is Exploring, Celebrating and Deepening Oceanic Relationalities.…