Welcome to the School of Education
Welcome to the School of Education website. 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 secondary, primary and early childhood levels. The staff who teach these programs are highly committed and innovative professionals who are informed by the latest international research trends and practices.
School academics 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 educators employed in other sectors.
On behalf of the staff of the School of Education, I wish all students success in your academic work. I also encourage you to participate in School and University activities to experience and contribute to our unique culture.
Professor Barry Down
Acting School Dean
News and events
Sponsorships available for Pre-Service Teachers to attend SPERA Education Conference
Sponsorships are available for pre-service educators to attend the 31st National Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) Conference, 4-6 November 2015, Geelong, Victoria. If you are a pre-service teacher and thinking about a career in rural, regional or remote education, you could receive complimentary attendance at the upcoming SPERA conference, being held this year at Deakin University's Waterfront Campus in Geelong. Complimentary registration to all of the conference social events, your travel and accommodation costs paid. For more information click here.
Short Stays for External Students
The Student Village have available rooms this semester for external students. This could be useful for those students attending the intensive teaching period and the Perth-based school placement. Please click here for more information.
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.