A rewarding teaching career starts here
Griffith’s School of Education and Professional Studies continues to drive the future of education, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the structure and delivery of our education degrees. Our School has established itself as one of the leading education institutions in the world, recently ranking 4th in Australia and equal 2nd in Queensland*, and we remain perfectly positioned to prepare the teachers of tomorrow in priority areas like STEAM education, digital coding, literacy, wellbeing and early childhood education.
Building on a 50 year history of teacher preparation, the School brings this experience into a dynamic unit that operates across the Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt and Digital campuses. Our lecturers are recognised as some of the best in Australia and have been awarded nationally for their excellence in teaching.
Our students are among the best graduate success rates in Australia and are in-demand in the independent, Catholic and state education systems, as well as internationally.
* 2021 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
Resources for learning online
With school classrooms all but empty, a Dr Sarah Prestridge has created a free online resource for teachers eager to keep students engaged remotely. Completing coursework during COVID-19 self-isolation is a major challenge, but Dr Prestridge explains how in the Teaching Rapid Response Series.
Exceptional Education experience
Our staff are recognised as leaders in their fields, including winners of national research and teaching awards, such as former Australian University Teacher of the Year, Associate Professor Kevin Larkin. Associate Professor Larkin is an inspirational mathematics educator with more than 35 years of teaching experience. He has spent the past 9 years inspiring and motivating pre-service teachers and transformed how mathematics education is taught.
What can I study?
Find out more about flexible study options with the School of Education and Professional Studies
Griffith Institute for Educational Research
The Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER) is home to more than 220 researchers and research students, making it one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country.
Opportunities for students and teachers
Our School supports a range of high school programs across our Gold Coast, Logan, and Mt Gravatt campuses. The School has strong relationships with schools and industry partners, including two school-based teacher education centres of excellence.
Professional experience placements
Be immersed in the real teaching world
Preservice teachers are placed in early childhood settings, primary and secondary schools, across the range of state, independent and catholic systems in the Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast and northern New South Wales districts.
Professional learning hub
Tailored professional learning opportunities
Our flexible and responsive approach allows you to choose the design and delivery elements that meet your needs. Bringing together the expertise of Griffith University’s academics and research centres, our professional learning is designed to deliver creative solutions for the workplace of tomorrow.
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