Graduate School of Education
100 years+ teaching educators
In the world’s top 100 for Education (QS 2020)
Graduates in high demand locally and internationally
UWA's end of year events celebrate equity success
UWA is set to light up November and December with a series of events promoting equity and diversity across its campuses.Read more
Opera boss recognised during winter graduations
The Executive Director of West Australian Opera will be awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music in a winter graduation at The University of Western Australia this week.Read more
Awards and achievements
The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.Read more
Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships
If you're planning to study teaching, whether you're a school leaver or career changer the Commonwealth Teaching Scholarship provided by the Department of Education is available to eligible new full-time students.
Not only does the scholarship help with study costs but it also provides opportunities to teach in government schools or government-run early learning settings once you graduate.
For information on eligibility and how to apply visit education.gov.au
Our research strengths
- Teaching and learning
The future of the next generation is in our hands.
Our researchers are at the cutting edge of some of the most pressing issues impacting learners, teachers and educational leaders. We are future-focussed, improving the educational outcomes of learners in Australia and beyond through theory-led and practical research initiatives. Our key areas of expertise include:
- Digital technologies and pedagogies
- Diversity and inclusivity
- Early years
- Literacy education
- Science and STEM Education
- Teacher education
Teaching, learning and assessment experts:
- Educational policy, leadership and sociology
Research in education must be able to make a difference.
Our researchers are dedicated to generating transformative new knowledge about policy, leadership and sociology that has both theoretical and practical impact. Our key areas of expertise include:
- Education politics and governance
- Educational improvement and system change
- Globalisation and comparative education
- History of education
- Leadership for learning
We seek to harness critical knowledge, skills and dispositions to generate evidence-informed debate and improvement across all sectors of education. We are a diverse and vibrant group of scholars who use interdisciplinary perspectives and methods to examine the big issues in Australian education and beyond.
Educational policy, leadership and sociology experts:
- Mental health and emotional wellbeing in education
For young people to flourish in everyday real-world contexts, positive mental health is critical.
Childhood and adolescent mental health problems are a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and disability worldwide. Confronting the challenge of managing mental health and emotional wellbeing efficiently and effectively to ensure that young people can be shifted from pathological trajectories and reach their full potential is therefore a priority. Schools and other educational settings are uniquely positioned to meet this challenge and to address the key mental health and emotional wellbeing needs of children and adolescents.
Our research applies a range of quantitative and qualitative research approaches to understand mental health and to develop innovative best practice based mental health programs that educate, support and prevent adverse mental health in young people. Our key areas of expertise include:
- Interventions using 3-D animation techniques
- Loneliness and friendships
- Neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and adolescence
- Promoting positive wellbeing in schools
- Worry and cognitive distortions in children and adolescents
- Youth suicide prevention
Mental health and wellbeing in education experts: