The School of Education is recognised as a national and international centre of excellence for creative and innovative thinking and practice in the field of professional and inter-professional learning and development.
It contributes to the development of a world class education system in Scotland through excellence in teaching, research, and innovation.
The School has, and continues to receive, significant government development funding influencing policy and informing practice across Scotland and further afield.
The work of the School is centred on initial teacher education, adult and community education and the continuing professional development of teachers and related professionals. A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are offered which take account of national policies and priorities, and are flagship programmes in terms of innovative pedagogies and often involving technology-enhanced learning. Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are also offered in Music and Ethnology; the School is one of the leading providers of Gaelic Education programmes.
The School is located in the MacRobert Building, refurbished in 2005 with state-of-the art teaching facilities. Innovative use is made of technology to support distance learning partnerships in both teaching and research, nationally and internationally.