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Pathways to a career in teaching

Pathways to a career in teaching

Are you ready to shape the future?

Few disciplines are as critical for social development as teaching. With more Australian children starting school than ever before, it’s time for Australia to embrace a new generation of educators.

In this webinar, you'll:

  • hear what makes teaching such a rewarding profession 
  • learn more about the future of the education workforce
  • discover pathways to becoming a teacher that will let you share your existing expertise in either primary or secondary classrooms. 

You'll also learn more about UQ’s Master of Teaching programs and see how you can build on your first degree to explore, create and develop new knowledge through practical, school-based learning.

Who should attend

  • Undergraduate students 
  • University graduates 
  • Anyone interested in the future of the teaching workforce
  • Anyone interested in specialising into a teaching career.


Mr Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Michael Smith, Deputy Principal at Marsden State High School, is an education leader in Queensland and leads a positive and multilayered recruitment, retention and staff development program. He is passionate about helping teachers reach their potential and providing opportunities and support to do so. 

In 2019, Michael was recognised out of an applicant pool of over 3500 as one of 12 Schools Plus/Commonwealth Bank Australian National Teaching Award and fellowship recipients for his work in teacher development and support.

Michael has a strong connection with UQ — he graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 2001. As an alumnus, Michael has kept a close connection with the university through the School of Education Advisory Council and by mentoring Education students. He also hosts a large number of UQ preservice teachers each year at Marsden State High School.

Dr Jodie Miller

Jodie Miller

Dr Jodie Miller is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at UQ. Her research area is the field of mathematics education and STEM, particularly for early years and primary school students. 

The majority of Jodie’s research has focused on the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics for students most at risk of marginalisation. Prior to working in universities, Jodie was a primary school teacher.

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