Educational studies

Why study Educational studies

This course can be used as an alternate pathway into further studies in education, teaching and outdoor education.

This course provides you with sound foundation studies in education through building an understanding of contemporary expectations and requirements in the field of education. Participants will build critical thinking abilities as well as academic reading and writing skills.

With six common first year subjects, students who perform well can apply to transfer into an undergraduate teaching degree for second year.* Students may also choose to complete this degree to gain expertise in educational studies. Once completed, graduates can also choose to progress into a Graduate Entry Teaching program.

Find out more about the Department of Education.

*Course entry requirements apply, including minimum weighted average grade.

Career opportunities

The course is structured to meet a variety of needs of individuals who wish to pursue educational studies in their field of interest. Graduates can seek work in a variety of cultural, community, educational, recreation and leisure settings, including school holiday programs, training and professional development providers, local council educational agencies and youth assistance programs.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2018

Bachelor of Educational Studies
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (by arrangement).
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo 51.3
Melbourne 50.8
Mildura N/A
Shepparton N/A
Year
2018
About this course
This course is your pathway to further studies in education and teaching. Students who do well in first year can apply to transfer into one of our undergraduate teaching courses in second year, including our Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Teaching. You can also choose to complete three years of study and then progress to one of our Graduate Entry Teaching programs.

You'll develop fundamental critical thinking skills as well as knowledge in contemporary education theory and key concepts of student development. You'll also establish critical capabilities in literacy and numeracy.

From first semester, you'll have the freedom to choose from a wide range of elective subjects, allowing you to find your own areas of interest. If you want to pursue a teaching career by doing a postgraduate teaching course, you may need to take a certain number of discipline subjects across second and third years.
Career opportunities
If you choose not to undertake further studies that allow you to teach in the classroom, this degree also prepares you to work as a teacher's aide or for careers in areas like training and professional development, local council education and youth assistance.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any English or any Humanities equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Fee amount
Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places. (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.
Additional information
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're currently in Year 12 or you're applying for more than one course or institution.

If you're only applying for one La Trobe course and not considering study at another institution, you can apply direct until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

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See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2018

Bachelor of Educational Studies (093395F)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 600
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton
Year
2018
About this course
This course is your pathway to further studies in education and teaching. Students who do well in first year can apply to transfer into one of our undergraduate teaching courses in second year, including our Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Teaching. You can also choose to complete three years of study and then progress to one of our Graduate Entry Teaching programs.

You'll develop fundamental critical thinking skills as well as knowledge in contemporary education theory and key concepts of student development. You'll also establish critical capabilities in literacy and numeracy.

From first semester, you'll have the freedom to choose from a wide range of elective subjects, allowing you to find your own areas of interest. If you want to pursue a teaching career by doing a postgraduate teaching course, you may need to take a certain number of discipline subjects across second and third years.
English Language Requirements
UG & PG (incl HDR) Option 4 - Academic 7.5, no band less than 7.0
Academic entry requirements
Australian Yr 12 ATAR - as per currently published

LTM Foundation Studies - 65

International Baccalaureate - 26

GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Career opportunities
The degree prepares you to work as a teacher aide or pursue a career in areas like training and professional development, local council education and youth assistance. You can also choose to complete this degree and progress to a Graduate Entry Teaching program offered at La Trobe.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. View all staff from the School of Education.