Dean's Welcome

photo of Gerald Galway

Welcome to Memorial University’s Faculty of Education, a vibrant community of students, professional staff, professors and researchers. Our work in teacher education can be traced back to 1921 when Newfoundland – at that time a separate country from Canada – established the first non-denominational Normal School to teach the norms of curriculum and pedagogy to aspiring teachers. Since our early beginnings, we have grown into an institution that offers world-class initial teacher education, post-secondary education, Master’s and Doctoral-level education degree and diploma programs.

The upcoming year is an important time to celebrate a century of teacher education in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are actively planning activities for the 100th year celebrations and there is no better time to join or re-engage with our community. Our programs and practices reflect the principles of excellence, equity, inclusivity, and belonging. With more than 30,000 graduates, the Faculty of Education at Memorial is a recognized leader in teacher education and we welcome you to become one of the many leaders, learners, researchers and change agents who comprise our Faculty, from around the world.

Again, welcome to our learning community; please take some time to explore our web pages and the learning opportunities that await you.

Dr. Gerald Galway 

Interim Dean