National School of Education

Our degrees provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to turn today’s students into the leaders of tomorrow.

Designed in conjunction with our industry partners, our courses (early childhood, primary and secondary education, inclusive education and disability studies and leadership development) are always evolving to respond to industry and accreditation needs and incorporate the latest in pedagogical innovation.

Why choose us?

ACU National School of Education

ACU is the leading provider of graduate teachers and has a long history of innovative and evidence-based teacher education. Our academics are active researchers making significant contributions to practice and outcomes across a range of learners and contexts. Our major research strengths include mathematics and literacy education, educational leadership, inclusion, career development and early childhood education. 

With a focus on social justice, community engagement and lifelong learning, your degree will help you make an impact and inspire young minds.

Learn today, lead tomorrow

We're one of the top 50 universities in the world for education1 and in the top seven in Australia for undergraduate employment. We have strong ties to industry and respond quickly to the changing needs of employers.

Why study at ACU

Find your course

Our education courses are designed to meet industry standards and accreditation requirements. Developed in consultation and collaboration with our industry partners, our courses are reviewed regularly to ensure they include the latest innovations.

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Our approach

To ensure you’re taking the latest teaching and leadership methods into the classroom, our experienced academics have carefully developed our teacher education degrees, placing an emphasis on embedded programs that will build your skills through gaining real-world experience. Our degrees are student-centric, flexibly delivered and evidence-based.

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At home in a classroom

Regardless of what stage you’re at in your learning journey, our professional learning programs equip you to maximise your impact as an educator. Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey, or sharing your wealth of experience, we’re building relationships to ensure the next generation of teachers have the benefit of accumulated knowledge.

Meet our staff

Learn more about the National School of Education staff, read their profiles and see their publication history.

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Contact us

Find out how you can contact the National School of Education, as well as where our offices are based on campus.

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Facilities and services

Get ready for the classroom in our specialist teaching spaces, including fully equipped art and music studios, early childhood rooms, maths and science teaching labs.

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Staff profile

Staff profile

Professor Donna King

National Head of School of Education

Professor Donna King is the National Head of School of Education at ACU. She began her career as a science, mathematics and religion teacher in secondary Catholic schools moving into tertiary teaching as a science educator. Her PhD was in context-based teaching in Chemistry and a body of research followed spanning four interconnecting fields: context-based science education, the emotional engagement of students in science in the middle years, the use of engineering contexts for teaching STEM and STEM - industry partnerships in schools.

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Engagement and impact

Across our faculty, we’re living the ACU mission by going out into the community and working for the benefit of society. 

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Take your study abroad

Gain a new perspective on the world to take into your classroom. Learn more about the overseas opportunities available to education students.

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Postgraduate alumni rebate

Are you a current or former domestic ACU student wanting to enrol in a postgraduate education program? You may be eligible for a 10% discount.

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LANTITE assessment

All our initial teacher education students need to successfully meet literacy and numeracy benchmarks before they graduate. 

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1 Shanghai Ranking, Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

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