Welcome to the School of Education
The School of Education is a foundation school of Murdoch University, which has proud traditions of engagement with schools and service to the teaching profession. Our principal purpose is to provide high quality courses in pre-service teacher education at Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary and Adult Education levels. We are committed to social justice and inclusivity, building partnerships locally and globally, and graduating effective practitioners and life long learners.
Our staff work with student teachers and experienced educators to foster innovation, creativity and leadership in education. School academics also conduct world-class research through several recent Commonwealth supported large projects. Research interests of staff have been listed on the staff page so that prospective higher degree research students can align themselves with existing projects and staff expertise.
The work we undertake extends beyond research and teaching pre-service teachers. Accreditation authorities require teachers to engage in continuing education. Accordingly, the School of Education offers graduate and postgraduate programs for teachers as well as short courses for professional development. Our Master of Education (Coursework) is recognised by the International Baccalaureate, and is offered at both Perth and Dubai Murdoch locations.
Professor Barry Down
Acting School Dean
Internships & Professional Experience
Murdoch, in collaboration with its ‘Partnership Schools’, offers a wide range of nationally recognised internship programs that provide for a full year immersion experience in the school, both within its Bachelor of Education and Graduate Diploma program. Interns are actively sought out and successful in obtaining employment, as schools have recognised and valued the preparedness of Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs) who do these programs. Fourth term PSTs also have the option to work with a Limited Authority to Teach. Murdoch is aware that not all PSTs are in a position to commit a whole school year to an internship, which is why we provide a range of other Professional Experience options for our students.
The School offers an variety of undergraduate and postgraduate study options in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education.
Murdoch, in collaboration with its ‘Partnership Schools’, offers a wide range of nationally recognized internship programs.
Staff at the School of Education are active in research that is generative and connects local, national and global communities.