Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. We are Australia's number one and among the world's finest for Education. (QS World University Rankings by Subject). At the forefront of innovation in education, we work with partners in early childhood settings, schools, tertiary institutions, governments and beyond, seeking new and improved ways to support Australia’s education system.

We have a rich history and we are a proud and active contributor to education policy and debate in Australia. In July 2013, we released a green paper outlining our vision for education in Australia, Focusing on the learner: Charting a way forward for Australian education.

Launched in 2008, our Master of Teaching is playing a significant role in reshaping teacher education. A major departure from traditional teacher education programs, its clinical approach connects university theory, professional knowledge and classroom experience. It also enables graduates to assess and meet the needs of individual learners.

We work in close partnership with schools in the Government, Catholic and Independent sectors, and the success of the Master of Teaching is dependent upon these relationships. Please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a partnership school.

We are also proud of our excellent research record. Home to eight research centres and a number of internationally recognised experts, we hold a leading position in Australian education research, building on a long and proud history.

For education professionals and professionals whose career has a significant education interface, we offer high quality, research-led professional development and further study. Whether you come to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education to study, work or collaborate, we look forward to welcoming you warmly to a productive and collegial environment.

Professor Field Rickards
Dean, Melbourne Graduate School of Education