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


Professor Stephen Dobson, Dean of the Wellington Faculty of Education, welcomes you to the Faculty.

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The Victoria University of Wellington Autism Clinic web page is up and running

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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Reflecting on our Faith and Belonging-post Christchurch

An interfaith round table discussion with Professor Stephen Dobson, Associate Professor Hon. Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban, Professor Mohamad Abdalla and Tahir Nawaz.

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Interfaith round table discussion.
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    How ready is NZ for online education?

    As schools move their teaching online, we must be cautious of the risk of amplifying our shameful record of inequalities across the education system, writes Associate Professor Louise Starkey for Newsroom.

  • The rush to online-ness

    As learning shifts online at pace, the key for educators will be to keep it simple, coordinated and normal, write Professor Stephen Dobson and Edward Schofield.