"The process of becoming a researcher, through engaging in arts-based research is an exciting journey full of challenges and wild possibilities’”

Katie Hotko

Bachelor of Education (Honours) Graduate
PhD Candidate

Study Research in Education

Southern Cross University is home to a vibrant education research community with leading experts in the fields of pedagogy and environmental education.

The Faculty of Education has two main research clusters - Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE) and the TeachLab Research Group. SEAE engages in creative, anti-disciplinary research across sustainability, environment and the Arts in education while TeachLab leads research in school improvement, leadership, social policy, educational technology, teacher professional development and initial teacher education.

Specialist postgraduate degrees including Bachelor of Education (Honours), Master of Education, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy offer students the opportunity to investigate the area that interests them in-depth or to design a major research project that suits their goals.

These degrees are particularly suited to experienced educators who want to advance their careers and be part of a community of scholars who are recognised for their contribution to education that informs public policy, school improvement, leadership development, discipline expertise, curriculum and pedagogy.

View our education research courses

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