Dean's Message

Welcome to the Faculty of Education at York University.

As Dean, I have the privilege and honour to lead one of the largest Faculties of Education in Ontario. Here at York, we strive to make education accessible and ensure that all students contribute to, and strengthen the communities where they live and work.

Our Faculty is recognized as a multi-faceted and vibrant environment where high-quality academic programs provide students with the skills necessary to make a difference in their future classrooms, schools, organizations and communities. Our faculty are distinguished scholars renowned for their research expertise and contributions to theory and policy; our alumni are agents of change in classrooms across the GTA and beyond; and our dedicated staff who are the frontline support of our daily operation.

We are proud of our reputation of being a centre of innovation and community-based learning where students can put theory into practice to answer some of the most pressing and challenging questions faced in education today, in order to make a difference.

The release of a new Strategic Plan, 2016-2021 will enable us to build on our reputation by setting our vision and direction for the next five years, allowing us to achieve our goals by serving as a guiding document to inform all of our activities, programs, research, relationships and partnerships.

This is an exciting time for the Faculty as we continue to fulfill our mission of reinventing education for a diverse, complex world.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our programs, to discover more about our faculty, staff and students, and encourage you to stay connected with us through our social media channels.


Lyndon Martin
Dean, Faculty of Education