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

The Wellington 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 Practice

Teacher Education

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

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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

Watch our 2020 Annual Lecture

Watch this year's annual lecture focusing on education and early intervention for children with autism, presented Professor Jeff Sigafoos and Dr Hannah Waddington.

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The Autism Clinic

The Autism Clinic was established together with the Autism Intervention Trust to develop and evaluate best practice early interventions for young children with autism in New Zealand.

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  • Dancing into maths learning

    Sinapi Taeao loves the traditional Samoan dance sāsā. And she loves teaching maths. So when she began her Master of Education at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, it just took a hint from her supervisor Associate Professor Robin Averill to help her connect the dots.

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    Let’s follow Wales’ lead in language regeneration

    Dr Mere Skerrett wonders why, as one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s official languages, te reo Māori gets only one focal week, as she ponders the likelihood England would have an ‘English Language Week’ or Germany a ‘German Language Week’.