The faculty of education

The Faculty of Education at Memorial University has a long standing reputation that is built on providing comprehensive undergraduate teacher education programs, graduate programs and adult education. Our research is often groundbreaking and helping to drive new developments in learning and teaching.  

Our Faculty is proud of its working relationships with other faculties, educational agencies, government and interest groups to work together to promote education and lead progress.

We offer a range of undergraduate programs, using a combination of delivery modes, technology and innovative approaches to prepare teachers for careers in the K-12 school system and a variety of adult learning settings. Our programs are designed to prepare new teachers to create exceptional learning environments for their students, to meet the diverse needs of learners, and to engage in critical inquiry about their teaching practice.

Our graduate studies programs offer in-depth study into Educational Leadership and groundbreaking research in Masters, PhD and Diploma programs.

We offer professionals the opportunity to upgrade skills and continue on their path of learning and development.

Our mission

We are committed to improving the human condition through education. The Faculty of Education is dedicated to leadership, and exemplary practice in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and public engagement in local and global communities.

Our vision

The Faculty of Education aspires to be a dynamic and caring teaching and learning community. Graduates of the Faculty will be recognized as exceptional educators who lead with integrity, passion and purpose. Our graduates will be valued for their skills, knowledge, creativity, commitment to social justice, and overall professional competence in this province and beyond. Faculty and student research and scholarship will be valued locally, nationally and internationally for their quality and relevance. We will engage in dialogue with local and global communities as we work together to shape ethical educational practices and public policy.

Our values
  • Service to our province. We are proud to serve the province of Newfoundland and Labrador by graduating educational leaders who can meet the needs of our communities’ diverse classrooms.
  • Service to the public. We actively support communities by fostering new partnerships for collaborative research and academic program development. Our Faculty places great importance on teaching, research and community engagement. We strive for excellence and innovation.
  • Collaboration. We are committed to true and meaningful collaboration, and we recognize and value the expertise of our partners.
  • Collegiality. We strive to create a sense of belonging in which faculty, staff and students feel engaged, included, encouraged and supported in a safe and respectful environment.
  • Learner-centered teaching. Our supportive and facilitative teaching strategies focus on the students, promoting experiential learning, encouraging them to actively participate in their learning process, accepting responsibility for their own learning, and supporting them to reach their full potential.
  • Global Citizenry. We strive to graduate adaptable and flexible students who have a commitment to social justice, ethical standards, an appreciation of cultural diversity and an understanding of global issues.
  • Diversity. We respect and value differences, embracing diversity in our faculty, staff and students, and integrate Indigenous worldviews in our curricula.
  • Integrity and ethics. We act ethically, with complete honesty and integrity in our work as teachers, researchers, mentors, and collaborators.