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.

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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.

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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.

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Professional experience placements

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.

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Professional learning hub

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.

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World rankings

Griffith is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide

Featured alumni

Tony Kennedy

Tony Kennedy

Tony Kennedy is one of Queensland’s most outstanding educators and is a dedicated leader in developing Australia’s standard in the teaching profession. Some of his lead projects have focused on raising academic certificate outcomes, increasing enrolments, and improving outcomes for Indigenous students. A passionate supporter of indigenous education, together with the Clontarf Foundation, Tony has fostered the development of traditional learning spaces and increased employment opportunities.

David Hartley

David Hartley

After graduating from a Bachelor of Education in 2000, David set about building his profile as a passionate educator and administrator for schools situated in socially complex and diverse environments. He was awarded Gold Coast Teacher of the Year in 2009 for establishing programs to enhance mathematics education and social and emotional well-being. In 2014, he was named Griffith’s AEL Young Alumnus of the Year for his contribution to numeracy and driving high expectations in socially disadvantaged schools.

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca graduated from Griffith University in 1992 and has worked at Windaroo State School for over 15 years delivering specialised science education to her students Outside of the classroom, Rebecca has published over 80 educational books. Her first children’s book series Juliet - Nearly A Vet, published by Penguin, was the winner of the Wilderness Society Award for Children's Literature in 2014. In 2015, Rebecca was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Science in Primary Schools.

Saurubh Malviya

Saurubh Malviya

Saurubh graduated with a Master of Teaching in 2008. On completion of his study, Saurubh managed not-for-profit organisation Outside School Hours Care (OSHC), where under his leadership, moved from a struggling service to being awarded Super Site by the Active After School Communities (commissioned by Australian Government). In 2014, Saurubh founded not-for-profit organisation, We Belong to provide children in need with social and emotional learning opportunities through play-based activities.

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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...


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