A rewarding teaching career starts here
Griffith’s School of Education and Professional Studies is among the world’s leading education schools, ranked in the top 100 worldwide. Building on a 40 year history of teacher preparation, the School brings this experience into a dynamic unit that operates across three campuses – Gold Coast, Logan and Mt Gravatt.
You’ll have the opportunity to engage with experts who are moving education forward in priority areas, including teaching literacy and developing teachers as researchers. Our lecturers are recognised as some of the best in Australia, and have been awarded nationally for their excellence in teaching.
Our graduates have the highest graduate success rates in Australia and they are in-demand in the independent, Catholic and state education systems, as well as internationally.
What can I study?
Explore the School of Education and Professional Studies programs and courses
Autism Centre of Excellence
The central focus of the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE) is improvement in the quality of life of children and adults with autism. The ACE seeks to support learning for people with autism across their life span and open doors of opportunity – from early childhood, to further education and employment. The ACE is a multidisciplinary initiative drawing on expertise from areas such as education, health and behavioural sciences.
The Centre works collaboratively with the state and federal governments’ Education, Health and Communities portfolios.
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 Professional Learning Hub (PL Hub) gives you exclusive access to the School of Education and Professional Studies. With a range of features the PL Hub is your one stop shop for your Professional Learning needs.
Hard work and passion pays off for new teacher
"There is absolutely no job in the world that could possibly be better than what I get to do every day,'' says education graduate Jessi Rankin.
Teaching award honours leading Griffith educator
Award honours outstanding educational leadership
August 22, 2018
Libraries, role models inspire children’s love of reading
As National Book Week draws to a close, Griffith University literacy expert Professor Beryl Exley says the motivation to read is really important for children’s understanding of the written word. “The local library can be really helpful to families as it gives them access to a wide range of books an...
August 08, 2018
Children with autism showing increasing anxiety through primary school – study
A world-first autism study has found high levels of anxiety in children as young as five years old with autism attending Australian schools.