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
Department of Education Turn to Teaching Internship Program
Study a Master of Primary Teaching, or a Master of Secondary Teaching at Griffith and you could be eligible to apply for the Department of Education Turn to Teaching Internship program. The Department of Education advises that successful applicants will receive a scholarship payment of $20,000 in their first year of post-graduate study and full-time paid employment in an internship position at a Queensland state school while completing their second year of post-graduate study.
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.
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.
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.
Our Outstanding Alumni recognised at 2021 Awards
07 Oct 2021
The winners of this year’s Outstanding Alumni Awards include Queensland’s first Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer and the...
Equality of opportunity bursaries support Griffith students
20 Sep 2021
Six deserving Griffith students have been awarded National Council of Women of Queensland Inc bursaries to assist with their chosen pathway of study.
Scholarship encourages professionals to turn to teaching
16 Sep 2021
Griffith University is one of two institutions selected to offer the Queensland Government’s ‘Turn to Teaching’ Internship Program.
Bringing social robots into early childhood education
13 Jul 2021
Researchers are on the verge of understanding the role social robots can play in early childhood education.