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.
June 13, 2018
Education summit prepares creative educators of tomorrow
How can teachers use creativity in the classroom to engage students and enhance learning? How can students develop their creative thinking and learning capacities? These questions were explored at the Queensland Creativity Summit on Tuesday, June 12. Hosted by Griffith University’s School of Educati...
June 08, 2018
Master’s opens door to teaching career
It was while completing his honours in psychology at a Gold Coast school that Phillip Pearce first realised teaching would become his raison d’etre. “I always had a passion for child developmental psychology, discovered I loved being in a school environment and so enrolled in the Master of Primary T...
May 30, 2018
PL Hub partners with photographer, Steve Parish to improving teacher skills and wellbeing
Renowned nature photographer Steve Parish has partnered with Griffith University’s Professional Learning Hub to deliver photography courses to Queensland teachers. Teaming with Dr Alison Sammel from the School of Education and Professional Studies the online courses would help improve teachers’ comm...
May 29, 2018
From village girl to Associate Professor
A ‘70s alumnus of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the present Associate Professor of Professional and Practice Based Learning at Griffith University, Associate Professor Sarojni Choy (nee Naidu) came as a student to USP in 1976 and graduated with a Diploma of Science in 1978. Dr Choy d...