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Become an inspiring teacher or study educational influences in our society

The University of Otago College of Education is dedicated to the enhancement of educational practice through high quality teaching, scholarship, research, professional leadership and community service, to benefit children, other learners, educators and the wider community (in local, national and international settings).


Become a teacher

Applications for 2018 now open

Teaching is a rewarding profession that changes lives. Study and gain the qualification, skills and knowledge to become a teacher of:


Study Education

The study of education provides a critical analysis of educational theories, policies and practices.

It is about how societies ensure children and adults become knowledgeable citizens.


Postgraduate programmes

These programmes enable both experienced teachers and those who have studied education to advance their skills and knowledge.



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Leesa McKay

“Studying was one of the best choices I’ve made, early childhood education is an awesome career and all I can say is I wouldn’t change it for the world, I may have finished studying but my learning journey is far from over.”