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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.

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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

January 13, 2017

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Key dates

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Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September.