School of Education

Education at UWS - preparing teachers for today's challenges

Welcome! In the School of Education at UWS we prepare teachers and educators for 21st century schools, pre-schools and adult learning environments. We believe that the future of education is based on effectively engaging students and teachers in challenging and relevant learning through invigorating and networked communities of learners.

Our Centre for Educational Research (opens in a new window) focuses on creating sustainable communities and equitable futures through world class research and research training structured around core themes of Sustainability, Equity and Globalisation.

Initial Teacher Education Courses

We provide a variety of courses in Early Childhood,  Primary and Secondary Teaching, giving Pre-service Teachers the theoretical and practical experience they need to excel in their careers.

Unique Professional Experience Placements 

UWS provides opportunities for Pre-service Teachers to complete placements by working in local and international community-based projects, as well as in classroom settings across NSW.

Professional Learning (EKN)  

The Education Knowledge Network runs short courses for teachers wishing to upgrade their skills.

21st Century Learning - Blog

Our academics are leaders in researching the future of education. Stay up to date with the latest findings and best practice on our 21st Century Learning Blog.

Research & Research Degrees

Our research covers a broad range of educational issues and encompasses a diverse scope of research experience across quantitative and qualitative methodologies, theoretical frameworks and philosophical approaches. A wide range of Research Courses and Programs are offered through the School.


The School of Education offers programs at Bankstown and

Penrith campuses. For more information please contact the School.