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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. We are committed to social justice and inclusivity, building partnerships locally and globally, and graduating effective practitioners and life-long learners.

The School of Education is currently leading Australia in a range of pioneering innovations including: a mixed reality classroom simulation program called SimLab to better prepare students for their practical placements in schools;  an online program for developing teacher resilience called BRiTE that is now embedded in national and international initial teacher education programs; and the only university in Australia (and among only a few in the world) to offer the Tribes(TM) TLC Basic Course Certification as an accredited unit .

We provide high quality courses in pre-service teacher education at Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary and Adult Education levels. For our Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma Secondary and Master of Teaching Primary programs, we offer a wide range of nationally recognised internship programs that provide for a full year immersion experience in schools. 

Murdoch University and the School of Education offer a wide variety of scholarships to students, including scholarships that reward high achievers, scholarships for TAFEWA applicants, and also scholarships to assist students to overcome personal or financial barriers that they may be facing in their studies. For more information about scholarships click here.

Our staff work with student teachers and experienced educators to foster innovation, creativity and leadership in education. Our staff 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.

We also offer an expanding suite of postgraduate programs, including the Graduate Diploma Secondary Education (1 year duration, to be replaced by 2 year Masters of Secondary Teaching in 2019) and the Master of Teaching Primary (1.5 year duration), as well as short courses for professional development.  Our Master of Education (Coursework) is recognised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation, and is offered at both Perth and Dubai Murdoch locations.  

On behalf of the staff, I wish all students success in your academic work. Academic Chairs and Student Advisors are available to assist Education students at Murdoch when you need help.

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Professor
Stephen Ritchie
School Dean

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Murdoch University is the only university in Australia to offer a simulated classroom via the SimLab technology to its education students (pre-service teachers). The technology offers students the opportunity to  engage in a 'real time' mixed reality learning environment, with classroom pupils being represented by avatars that respond in real time to the student's instructions. Actors are wired up behind scenes to enable this. The SimLab technology allows education students to practice a range of behaviour management skills and two-way communication skills in a non-threatening way for situations not always experienced in general classroom settings. Using the SimLab environment also enables ‘just-in-time’ feedback and opportunities to reflect on practice which is not afforded in a typical classroom setting. Click here to read more.

Our Courses

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The School offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate study options in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, and Adult Education.

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Internships

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Murdoch, in collaboration with its ‘Partnership Schools’, offers a wide range of nationally recognized internship programs.

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Our research

Our research

Staff at the School of Education are active in research that is generative and connects local, national and global communities.

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