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We’re producing the next generation of teachers and education solutions
Griffith is among the best for education graduate success rates in Australia and our School of Education and Professional Studies is ranked in the top 150 worldwide. Our education degrees span all levels of learning, from early childhood, primary and middle school, right through to high school, adult and vocational education. We also offer specialist programs in high-demand areas, including special education and autism studies through our Autism Centre of Excellence.
Study education at Griffith
A rewarding teaching career starts here.
This video features Griffith education staff, students and alumni, including: Donna Pendergast - Head of School of Education and Professional Studies; David Hartley—author and Acting Principal of Shailer Park State School; Rebecca Johnson—author, 2015 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in science teaching in primary school, and Griffith Arts, Education and Law 2016 group Alumnus of the Year winner; and Jonathan Webb—Griffith student on practicum at MacGregor State School.
Develop in-demand expertise
Our graduates are sought after in the independent, Catholic and state education systems in Queensland, as well as internationally. Our degrees prepare you for work by linking theory with practice, and give you the opportunity to develop your teaching skills in interesting and diverse locations.
The Australian Government has identified education and training as one of Australia’s top five growing industries (Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018) and our degrees are specifically designed to respond to industry demand and changes.
Study among the best
Griffith has over 50 years of teacher preparation experience. Our lecturers are recognised as among the best in Australia, including Dr Kevin Larkin who was named the 2018 Australian University Teacher of the Year by Universities Australia.
Enjoy flexibility and choice
We offer a unique and extensive suite of qualifications and specialisations that will lead you to exciting new opportunities. You can complete a Bachelor of Education in just three and a half years, giving you a head start in the teaching profession. Griffith is the only Queensland university that allows you to choose you major (primary or secondary) from second year.
Benefit from our powerful partnerships
We maintain strong relationships with schools and industry partners, including two school-based teacher education centres of excellence. 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 education degrees span a variety of teaching careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you may work as a primary, secondary or special needs school teacher, a physical education teacher or sports coach.
Griffith education graduate
Learning diversity teacher
My Griffith degree gave me the confidence and experience with a vast range of teaching practices
25 Sep 2019
Griffith research nationally recognised
19 Sep 2019
UNESCO invites Griffith Education Professor to deliver education research workshops
Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.
Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October
Application Support Nights
Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.
Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December
Explore your options
If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.