Adelaide has been making a major contribution to the field of education for over 100 years.    Our vision is to benefit society through research, teaching and public debate in education.

We offer world-class teacher education and high-quality research in an intellectually stimulating environment. Education at the University of Adelaide is ranked 75 in the world by the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject. The University of Adelaide is ranked in the top 100 of universities worldwide. 

Our programs

Bachelor of Teaching

Our dual degree and practical pathways to become a teacher will provide you with a teaching qualification tailored to your career pursuits.

Master of Teaching

Our Master of Teaching offers a unique pathway to a rewarding career. It builds on your professional knowledge gained from your working experience and undergraduate degree. 

Master of Education

The Master of Education is for practicing educators who either want to pursue leadership careers, or examine and challenge their current teaching practice.

Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships Program

The Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships Program has recently been announced to attract more high quality candidates into teaching by supporting new undergraduate and postgraduate ITE students to meet the costs of their study, in exchange for teaching in government schools or governments run early learning setting for a time equivalent to the length of their ITE program. Up to 1,000 scholarships per year will be offered over five years, commencing in 2024. For further information and to register your interest please visit the Australian Government Department of Education.

Research and collaboration


The School of Education offers a wide range of research expertise to the community, building on existing understandings of learning and providing innovative solutions to contemporary problems. 


Our success is built upon our passionate academic and professional staff. Working together we provide an inclusive, enriching and intellectually stimulating environment for our students to thrive.

PhD students

Interested in undertaking a postgraduate research degree with us? We offer exciting opportunities for researchers at the honours, masters and PhD levels.


With these self-paced, practical courses, you can upskill quickly, meet your professional development requirements and transform your teaching—all on a flexible, digital platform.

Latest news from the School of Education



Bridging educational cultures: international pre-service teachers explore Australian schools

In an enriching initiative to bridge cultural gaps in educational practices, 20 international pre-service teachers, accompanied by three university staff, recently embarked on a comprehensive tour of Adelaide Botanic High School.



Faculty of ABLE Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2023

The annual Faculty of ABLE Awards for Outstanding Achievement were announced on Friday 8 December 2023.



School of Education: 2023 Highlights

​​​​​​To wrap up 2023, the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics is reflecting on the year that was and featuring highlights from the School of Education.



Faculty of ABLE: international guests visit ABLE in November

An update from the Faculty of ABLE Deputy Dean International, Associate Professor Mathew White.



Highlighting the importance of girls’ education

The importance of girls’ education will be emphasised during a special public lecture at the University of Adelaide, featuring activist and educator Mr Ziauddin Yousafzai, whose daughter Malala was a Nobel Prize winner in 2014.