About us

The Faculty of Education has a rich history and an exciting future. Learn more about our story below. 

In 1965, through a special arrangement between Brock University and the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Faculty of Education began operating as the St. Catharines Teachers’ College. When the St. Catharines Teachers’ College became integrated with Brock University in 1971, we became the College of Education, boasting a new building, Welch Hall, adjacent to the Schmon Tower. At that time, in addition to the pre-service program, the College offered practicing teachers Additional Qualification courses. Our first Master’s in Education degree was awarded at Spring convocation in 1976. In 1989 the College of Education became known as the Faculty of Education. This was done to better reflect our academic relationship within Brock University.

For more than 50 years, we have developed a reputation as one of the most highly respected Faculties of Education in Canada and around the world and are known for excellence in research, teaching, learning and service. Today. we operate from three locations: our campuses in St. Catharines and Hamilton and the Brock Centre for Research and Innovation.

Almost 28,000 alumni

More than 55 full-time faculty

Current Strategic Planning Process

We are currently developing a new Strategic Plan for the Faculty of Education. Updates on the process as well as drafts of the plan are available on the Faculty of Education Strategic Plan 2018-2023 page.