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Our Griffith graduates are building rewarding teaching careers and influencing lives

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 in the top 100 globally*, 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.

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.

Our degrees are designed to respond to the changing world we live in and the demands it places on the education industry. Depending on your degree, you'll have the choice to study in person at one of our campuses, online through our Digital campus, or using a combination of both.

*2020 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

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A rewarding teaching career starts here.

Primary school teacher and education graduate Natalie Harris inspired her Year 4 students to get involved in science and technology, setting up the Tech Girls Club at Pacific Pines State Primary School. ‘I volunteered to be one of the school’s first iPad teachers and it showed me the possibilities of integrating technology into teaching.’ Natalie encouraged five of her students to enter the Tech Girls Movement Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero (SNTGS) competition, which they subsequently won at a State and national level. In 2018, Natalie won the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), Excellence in Teaching Award. ‘Winning the QCT award is so special and rewarding. You don’t teach for awards but because you love what you do, and to be recognised by your peers is humbling.’

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.

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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

Yasmin Atwani

Bachelor of Education

ACHPER QLD Pre-Service Teacher Award winner for 2020.

'Griffith has an immersive, real-world focus and it also offers opportunities to grow beyond the degree through programs like the Griffith Honours College. I’m leaving Griffith with a degree, but also a network of colleagues and mentors that will continue to shape my identity for years to come.'

Yasmin Atwani in grduation robe

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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