Bachelor of Educational Studies

Choose Educational Studies at La Trobe

  • Find your pathway to a career in teaching and education.
  • Apply to transfer into one of the following teaching degrees in second year (entry requirements apply):
    • Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Focus on developing and supporting your literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Study a wide range of elective subjects and  choose your preferred area of specialisation.

Career opportunities in Educational Studies

Educational Studies has a broad range of potential career outcomes, with opportunities in schools, government and alternative education settings.

When you graduate, you could work as a:

  • teacher aide in a school
  • local council education agency worker
  • school holiday program coordinator
  • teacher (with further study)
  • professional development consultant.

What you'll learn

  • Key skills in literacy and numeracy
  • Critical thinking skills in educational contexts
  • Contemporary education theories
  • Curriculum design and assessment
  • Key concepts of student development at child, adolescent and adult stages

Course structure

First year subjects

Semester 1

Semester 2

Child and Adolescent Development

21st Century Digital Learner

Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
Diverse Learning Communities
Learning Literacy
Learning Numeracy

Families and Communities Partnership

OR Curriculum Specialisation

OR Discipline Specialisation

History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

OR Curriculum Specialisation

OR Discipline Specialisation

For full details, see the handbook entry. 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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