Study and careers

The Wellington Faculty of Education offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate study options.

The Wellington Faculty of Education aims to engage students as active members of a community of learning, offering challenging, high-quality academic programmes of study, and opportunities for an excellent student experience on campus and further afield.

Teacher Education

We offer undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level teacher education qualifications spanning the early childhood, primary and secondary sectors. We believe that well-educated teachers with a commitment to lifelong learning will make a positive difference to the lives of the children they teach and will contribute to the creation of New Zealand’s knowledge society and economy.


The Faculty provides qualifications which recognise education as a multidisciplinary field, enabling students to work effectively within the diversity of the education industry.

Students can undertake a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Education or Education and Psychology.Courses are offered in areas such as educational policy, philosophy and history; educational psychology; youth studies; human development; early childhood; and Māori and Pacific education. The study of education will give you transferable knowledge, skills and understanding to make judgements and analyse problems, preparing you for a rewarding future career.

Educational Psychology

Students can begin their study with a BA in Education and Psychology and then progress to a Master of Educational Pyschology and Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology Practice. Our programme has been tailored to meet the needs of New Zealand communities and will prepare you to work in educational, community and workplace settings.

Postgraduate Study in Education

Our postgraduate programmes in education are designed to enable teachers and other education professionals to engage in further study relevant to their work and undertake thesis research in an area of interest.