Graduate School of Education

Imagine, inspire, ignite

Imagine a world in which all young people achieve their full potential. Imagine making the difference. At the forefront of teacher education for more than a century, the Graduate School of Education stands as a world top 100 school of education (QS 2020).

Be inspired to learn and inspire others to learn. Be part of the Graduate School of Education tradition. Be challenged by Australia’s highly rated researchers who are creating knowledge that informs education policy and practice.

Ignite your passion to educate and power our future leaders to become life-long learners. 

The UWA Graduate School of Education is where tradition meets innovation.


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100 years+ teaching educators

In the world’s top 100 for Education (QS 2020)

Graduates in high demand locally and internationally


Our news

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

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:

Elaine Chapman, Vaille Dawson, Christine HowittFiona Mayne, Peter Merrotsy, Gerardine Neylon, Grace Oakley, Mark Pegrum, Gemma Scarparolo, Jennifer Shand

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:

Simon ClarkeTanya Fitzgerald, Tom O’DonoghueLesley Vidovich, Ren-Hao Xu, Wei Zhang

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:

Ken Glasgow, Stephen Houghton, Simon Hunter

Key projects:

Download our annual research reports:

2018 2019 2020 2021

Download our Biannual Engagement & Impact reports


Contact the Graduate School of Education


Student Office
(for course queries, enrolment and student queries)
+61 8 6488 3714 or askUWA
Room G.24 Ground Floor, ALVA Building,
Corner of Hampden Road and Stirling Highway


+61 8 6488 2388
[email protected]
Level 2, Education Building,
Corner of Hampden Road and Stirling Highway
Weekdays 8.30am to 4.30pm


Placement Office
(for all your prac placement queries)
+61 8 6488 3640
[email protected]