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We’re producing the next generation of teachers and education solutions

Griffith has the highest education graduate success rates in Australia and the School of Education and Professional Studies is among the world’s leading education schools, ranked in the top 100 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.

Enjoy flexibility and choice

We offer a unique and extensive suite of qualifications and specialisations that will lead you to exciting new opportunities. If you already have a degree, you can qualify to teach in just 12 months, or accelerate your teaching career with a qualification in a high-demand specialist area. At the postgraduate level you can also choose how, when and where you study, all with the full support of our award-winning staff.

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.

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Career opportunities

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.

Student story

Kylee Ahlan

Griffith education graduate

Year 1 teacher

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Kylee Ahlan - Griffith education graduate

June 22, 2017

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Key dates

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Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2 (International)

Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September. Get started on your study journey.

Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July

Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan

Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.

Saturday 15 July — Sunday 16 July

TSXPO

Unique opportunity for anyone starting, changing or upgrading their career. 

Tuesday 18 July — Saturday 24 June

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers & Employment Expo

Latest information on tertiary studies, further training, hands on demonstrations and employment opportunities.

Monday 24 July — Saturday 24 June

Open Day

Discover what’s possible at Griffith at Open Day. Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan or South Bank campuses to attend information sessions and activities, chat with academics about your preferred degree, find out about services and support and tour our campus. Find out more.

Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.  Find out more.

Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February

Trimester 3 (International)

Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2017 to Friday 17 February 2018.

Monday 30 October — Friday 2 February

Trimester 3

Our third teaching trimester runs from Monday 30 October 2016 to Friday 2 February 2018.

Wednesday 15 November — Saturday 24 June

Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Wednesday 22 November — Saturday 24 June

Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

Know Your Options

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.