We are driven by inclusion, social justice and the capacity of education to change lives. We work with global partners to find the solutions to real-world challenges.
Our work creates opportunities and promotes social justice, supporting people of all ages to thrive in today’s world and giving them the tools to adapt and contribute to the future.
A history of making a difference
Our academics, students and alumni have been working to shape the future of education since the IOE’s foundation in 1902.
Professor John Adams delivered the inaugural lecture, titled 'The Training of Teachers', placing particular importance on the need to understand the contents of children's minds and the way they worked.
A dynamic and purpose-driven community
A future of making an impact
As a teacher, you will be responsible for the developing minds of the children you teach, and the challenge is to equip them for a world we cannot foresee.
The IOE’s expertise in social science, psychology and educational technology enables us to understand, respond to and shape change.
Join the debate
As thought-leaders in the educational sector, we run a lively calendar of talks for stakeholders in education. #IOEDebates bring together a range of experts including academics, politicians, practitioners and policy makers to discuss radical and inspiring ideas for alternative education futures.
- What if... our education system changed for good in light of COVID-19?
- What if… the world really did revolve around teenagers?
- What if… education policy was shaped by a commitment to social justice?
- What if… we wanted a world-leading early years sector?
- What if… we struck a different balance between school autonomy and regulation?
- What if… our main objective in education was to build wisdom?
- What if... we re-designed our school testing and assessment system from scratch?
- What if... we wanted our kids to be happier?
- What if... we wanted all kids to love maths?
- What if… we were able to say more about how the brain learns?
- What if… we thought anew about how we support special educational needs and disability in our schools?
- What if… we really wanted to prepare young people for the age of artificial intelligence?
- What if... we really wanted to support schools facing the greatest challenge?
- What if... we really wanted evidence-informed practice in the classroom?
- What if... we really wanted to transform teaching as a career choice?
- What if... we really wanted to overcome the academic-vocational divide?
- What if... we really wanted to further social mobility through education?
Your next steps
Register interest in your chosen subjects and be the first to know about our open days, events and more.
Meet with programme teams and admissions staff, attend talks and presentations and chat with current students and newly qualified teachers.
Find out about our Primary and Secondary PGCE programmes and discover the answers to frequently asked questions.