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.
May 22, 2018
Shifting sands: A brief cultural immersion for Griffith staff
Four Griffith university staff, including Dean and Head of School Professor Donna Pendergast, had the opportunity to travel to Riyadh, for the First Forum on Educational Professional Development, which was hosted by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia. The Griffith Program, within the Khebrat ...
April 10, 2018
Katrin powers to gold on Gold Coast roads
Team Griffith claims twelfth win at GC2018
February 26, 2018
Gail’s a driving force for Logan migrant community
The opportunity and belief are there to build communities of hope and justice in Australia, says migrant advocate and award-winning Griffith alumnus Gail Ker OAM
February 13, 2018
Australian first: Student teacher exchange agreement with Singapore
Griffith University’s School of Education and Professional Studies and the National Institute of Education (NIE) at Nanyang Technological University signed the first pre-service student teacher exchange agreement between Australia and Singapore. Starting from July this year, Singaporean teachi...