Education a university for the real world

QUT Faculty of Education

We are a leading provider of preservice teacher education and postgraduate coursework and research programs. Our strong links with the education community, award-winning teaching staff and researchers, and focus on practical, real-world learning ensure our courses and graduates are innovative and future-focused.

Our work

Our experts in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership and the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education pursue excellence in teaching and learning, research and engagement.


We prepare digitally-engaged, resilient, career-ready teachers. Our graduates are ethical, reflective and collaborative practitioners who are prepared for the real world.


We deliver world-class, innovative research that advances knowledge in education, generates real-world impact and achieves excellence in research.


We lead and contribute to local, national and international communities in education informed by our scholarship, research and expertise.

Our achievements and rankings

Top 50

  • 2019 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects – ShanghaiRankings

Top 100

  • QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Graduates in demand

Rated the best in Australia for full-time employment in the 2020 Good Universities Guide

Teaching and program excellence

  • Received 8 Australian awards or citations that recognise the nation’s most outstanding teachers and education programs in the past 9 years
  • Rated the best in Queensland for learner engagement, learning resources, overall experience, skills development and teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)

Our leadership team

Professor Suzanne Carrington
Associate Dean, Research
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Faculty of Education
Emeritus Professor Ann Farrell
Adjunct Professor
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Faculty of Education
Professor Donna King
Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching
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Faculty of Education
Emeritus Professor Kar-Tin Lee
Emeritus Professor
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Administrative Services
Professor Carol Nicoll
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Office of the Provost
Professor Simone White
Associate Dean, International and Engagement
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Faculty of Education

Peter Coaldrake Education Precinct

Professor Carol Nicoll invites you to explore our high-tech Peter Coaldrake Education Precinct

News and events

22 Jan 2020

Education students embark on year-long immersion at QUT partner schools

Five QUT students will spend the year immersed in the communities of three of QUT’s independent partner schools and gain extra real-world experience as part of their studies.

8 Jan 2020

New entrepreneurial top talent flying ahead at MIT to boost business skills

Clever creators from QUT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem are being given a flying start to the new year with a two-week educational trip to MIT, the world’s leading university in creating founders of businesses.

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