About the Faculty of Education

Lakehead University’s Faculty of Education offers innovative undergraduate, graduate, and ongoing learning opportunities that are grounded in research and a commitment to social and environmental thriving. As a Faculty, we strive to inspire, and be, active and critical learners who are recognized for our leadership and commitment to research, teaching, and service in education. As part of this service commitment, we serve diverse communities through the development of active partnerships and engagement with learners.

We Offer Unique Learning Opportunities

Our various Departments offer programs and courses that can help you to explore your passions while also preparing you to help others learn. Some of our programs include the following:

Our Research is Diverse

Faculty members are active researchers in a broad array of areas, including:

  • Arts Integrated Inquiry
  • Climate Change Education
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Reading
  • Educational Technology
  • Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • Health Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Indigenous Language Education
  • International Education
  • Large-Scale Testing and Evaluation
  • Literacy Education
  • Math Education
  • Media and Education
  • Online Learning
  • Science Education
  • Social Justice Education
  • Teacher Mentoring

The Faculty is home to the Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies, the Arts Integration Research Lab, the Multi-Data Convergence Lab, two art galleries (LAIR and In Other Words), and the Education Library. Refereed journals currently being edited by faculty members include the Journal of Science Teacher Education, the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, and the International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development. For more information about our research in Education, see Our Research & Innovations page.

An Opportunity to Learn in Two Exceptional Locations

The Faculty of Education offers high-quality learning experiences at both our Lakehead Thunder Bay and our Lakehead Orillia campuses. While both campuses allow you to study Education, there is variation in what both campuses offer. Learn about or two locations.