Department of Educational Studies

Department of Educational Studies

Department of Educational Studies

Enhancing the life opportunities for children and young people through transformational educational experiences.

The Department of Educational Studies is shaping the future of education through transformative learning and research. Our strengths in stakeholder engagement and research ensures we’re leading the way and enriching the lives of those who graduate, as well as the students who are the eventual recipients of all that we accomplish on campus.

Our future-facing programs have their foundations in interdisciplinary research and our curriculum allows our students to learn discipline studies from experts across the university. Our research and teaching is supported by outstanding facilities and opportunities. These include the world-renowned Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre that provides long day care for the community as well as exceptional observation and research opportunities; and Macquarie University school for children between kindergarten to year 6 who have special learning needs.

The department offers undergraduate degrees in early childhood, primary and secondary education; postgraduate degrees in leadership, teaching excellence, ICT in education and special education; as well as opportunities for postgraduate research. In our undergraduate courses, professional experience is a core component of your study. To address both the personal and professional development aspects of teaching, we employ the Five Rs framework and instil these values in our new teachers early on. Our programs are delivered to around 3500 students by more than 50 academic staff.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website outlines quality indicators, institutions and study areas, based on the experiences of real students and graduates. The data is collected through surveys relating to:

  • Students’ satisfaction with key aspects of their study experience, such as teaching quality, learning resources and support services.
  • Graduates’ satisfaction with their course.
  • Graduates’ employment and further study outcomes, including information on the proportion of graduates finding work and median salaries.
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