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.
In collaboration with its Partnership Schools, Murdoch's School of Education 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.
As of 2017, the Master of Teaching (Primary) will be offered as a 1.5 year full-time or 2.5 years part-time duration (with final year to be completed as full-time enrolment). The Master of Teaching (Primary) is an initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a non-Education field relevant to primary teaching. This course offers graduates a professional preparation for teaching in primary schools, or for a wide range of other careers with an education focus. Click to see the 2017 course structure.
Our Master of Teaching degree is characterised by:
• Strong integration of university learning with professional experience in schools;
• Blended learning experiences including combinations of online learning and face to face seminars (or online equivalent for external students);
• Face to face seminars scheduled on campus one day per week (internal students);
• Authentic assessments which contribute to a professional portfolio; and
For more information, contact M.Teach (Primary) Academic Chair Dr Caroline Mansfield.
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.