Message from the Dean

Dr Jim Watterston

Welcome to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, we have a rich history and are home to a number of internationally recognised education experts, as well as many wonderful students and staff who are determined to make the difference to the lives of young people.

With eight research centres and five research hubs, the quality and strength of our research is evidenced by our ranking of ‘well above world standard’ for all areas of education research. We are proud to be the only Australian university to receive the highest possible ranking for all research categories (2018 Excellence in Research for Australia results).

Lifting Australia’s education standards is critical and complex, and we have embraced our important role in shaping education policy and debate in Australia.

Since 2008, our Master of Teaching has played a significant role in reshaping education through the evidence-based model. This is a major departure from traditional teacher education programs and connects university theory, professional knowledge and classroom experience.

The success of our Master of Teaching is only possible because of the close partnerships we have with schools in the government, Catholic and independent sectors. Please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a partnership school.

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.

Dr Jim Watterston
Dean, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Enterprise Professor, Education Systems