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Dean's welcome

Prof Lisa F. Smith
Lisa F. Smith
Professor and Dean
University of Otago College of Education

Kia ora and welcome to the University of Otago College of Education! The College of Education is an exciting, vibrant place with an international reputation for excellence in educational practice.

At the College of Education, we engage in cutting-edge research, outstanding teaching, professional leadership, and service to the wider educational community. Each of us is dedicated to developing professionals who will enhance the well being of children and young people.

Whether you are beginning your journey to become an early childhood, primary, or secondary teacher; studying for a Bachelor of Arts with a qualification in Education; or joining us as a postgraduate student, the College of Education will provide you with the knowledge and skills that are essential for a rewarding career in education.

Take some time to explore our website, visit our campus, and meet our staff. We look forward to seeing you!