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School of Education and Tertiary Access

Inspiring learners in a way that transforms and empowers.
Our school is a vibrant hub of energetic, passionate and knowledgeable staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and doctoral candidates committed to quality studies in discipline of Education, Outdoor Environmental Studies and Tertiary Access Pathways. We educate our students to be leaders, advocates, and change agents in local and global environments.

With an established history, and close relationships, with public and independent schools throughout the region, we develop and deliver quality programs and mentoring for pre-service teachers and research with impact. We welcome you to our school.


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Education is a diverse interdisciplinary field. The school investigates education across a wide range of contexts including home, early childhood, compulsory school years, senior secondary, higher education, professional education, community, transitional and adult learning.

Tertiary access research focuses on transitioning to higher education, encompassing pathway and bridging programs, enabling courses, and the first-year experience in undergraduate programs.

Tertiary access
Research students

We are committed to building a collaborative and inclusive community of research scholars and practitioners.


Michael Nagel
Overcoming gender-based learning barriers
USC researcher and Associate Professor of Child Development and Learning Michael Nagel, is using the latest brain science to give parents and teachers greater insights into the neurological differences between boys and girls.
Outdoor educator wins national award

A University of the Sunshine Coast academic’s mission to transform the way people interact with the natural environment has earned him a prestigious national teaching award.