Bachelor of Education

Choose Education at La Trobe

  • Study to become a fantastic teacher and mentor.
  • Choose one of four specialist education streams.
  • Complete 80 days of work experience in classrooms.
  • Develop skills in managing learning environments, understanding autism and supporting the needs of learners with different ability levels.

Career opportunities in education

Recent graduates have worked at:

  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • Catholic and independent schools
  • government schools.

You'll be prepared for work in schools in Australia and overseas. There are also opportunities to progress into expert and leading teacher roles, and to work in areas such as children's services.

What you'll learn

How to:

  • teach and mentor primary and secondary school students
  • manage a range of learning environments
  • work with children with disabilities and special needs.

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Course structure

In first year, you'll do foundation education subjects in:

  • language and literacy
  • mathematics
  • technology
  • learning theory
  • teaching practice.

During the remaining three years, you'll do subjects in line with your specialist stream, chosen from:

  • primary
  • primary/special education
  • primary/middle (P-9)
  • primary/secondary.

Each stream requires you to complete 80 days of classroom experience.

Please note: Students must transfer to Bendigo to complete the primary/special education strand.

First year subjects

Semester 1

Semester 2

Academic Integrity Module

Working Mathematically

Language and Literacy

Concepts of Communities

ICT for Education

Childhood in Contemporary Times

Concepts of Wellbeing

Introduction to Learning Theories

Introduction to Teaching Practice


For full details, see the handbook entries for Bendigo and Mildura. Once you've chosen your subjects, you can see your provisional timetable.

How to apply


Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.


Find out about how to apply as an international student.


There are a number of pathway options such as La Trobe Melbourne and Foundation Studies that are designed to give you the best chance of getting into your ideal course.

Check out some of our many other pathway options available.

Scholarships and financial support

You might also be eligible for other scholarships from La Trobe, external scholarships or financial support from La Trobe.

Inside look

Read what Bachelor of Education students Jason Cavallaro and Kaytlyn Wilton have to say about the program.

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