Rankings and reputation

Monash's Faculty of Education has a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We offer diverse and innovative curriculum that responds to local and international community needs. The focus of our work is learning and development – of individuals of all ages, and of organisations and communities. The Faculty's academic staff prepare students for a wide range of careers as educators, educational administrators, managers, and teachers. Graduates from Monash are recognised for their knowledge, intellectual engagement, skill, innovation and flexibility.  

50 year celebration

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first intake of 38 students to the Faculty of Education. 50 years later, the Faculty of Education is located on three Victorian campuses and teachers offshore in Singapore and Hong-Kong. There are over 5,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research programs along with over 150 academic staff and 80 professional staff.

Above world standard

Education at Monash was rated "above world standard" in the 2010 and 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Government report. These results recognise the outstanding teaching and research produced by the Faculty of Education at Monash University.


The Faculty has a vibrant research culture supported by its academic communities, research groups, research students and visiting scholars. The Faculty has enjoyed a long history of success at winning national competitive grants, public sector, industry and international funding for research, earning more than $2m per annum in externally funded research income since 2005. The Faculty is renowned for conducting innovative research projects and contributing to knowledge and how to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children, young people and adults from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, locally and globally.

We have an outstanding reputation for teaching and research in the following areas:

  • early childhood, primary and secondary education
  • teacher education
  • inclusive and gifted education
  • curriculum and pedagogy
  • higher education
  • cross-cultural and gender studies
  • movement
  • mathematics and science education
  • languages and literacy education
  • Information Communication Technologies in education, work, learning and leadership
  • counselling and educational psychology.