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.

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.

Teacher Conference

Retaining Quality Teachers - A national conference on early career teacher retention

The national conference on early career teacher retention will be held at at the University of Western Sydney Parramatta campus on July 9-10 2015.

The Summit will address the pressing issue of teacher attrition and retention, a subject at the centre of much public and political debate in Australia as well as globally. Find out more here.

  • July 9 - Public Address 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm (including light refreshments) Official conference opening by Professor Christopher Day $60 / person - Register
  • July 10 - Public Conference 9.00 am - 4.00 pm $200 / person - Register

Higher Degree Research Student Conference

The School of Education is pleased to announce the details of the Higher Degree Research Student Conference for 2015. The conference is being held on Monday, 14th September 2015 at our Kingswood campus.


Nadoc Competition

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and contributions to modern Australia. 

This year at UWS in the School of Education we invite our pre-service teachers in the celebrations and to reflect on what they as future teachers may bring to the profession by way of supporting and engaging Aboriginal student learning in their future classrooms. Pre-service teachers are preparing to work in schools with Aboriginal students.

Download the application form.

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.

Centre for Educational Research

CER focuses on creating sustainable communities and equitable futures through world class research and research training structured around the core themes of Sustainability, Equity and Globalisation

The Centre includes 20 senior researchers, six Early Career Researchers, three associate researchers and three Adjunct members. CER researchers are undertaking 19 projects with funding support from National and State Governments, NGOs, and Australian and International Industries. 81 international and domestic higher degree research students are being supervised in innovative cohort models of supervision.


The School of Education offers programs at Bankstown and

Penrith campuses. For more information please contact the School.