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Why study teaching at La Trobe?

From teaching diverse students to building and delivering adaptive learning plans, at La Trobe you'll build the skills and knowledge you need to become a memorable teacher.

You'll be able to:

  • Study teaching subjects ranked in the top 250 worldwide*
  • Get study that fits around you with fully online, on-campus or blended study options
  • Build strong knowledge in digital learning, literacy and numeracy and learning contexts so you can confidently teach with the latest skills
  • Develop discipline-specific knowledge through a choice of specialist interest areas
  • Gain valuable skills through real-world experience in schools and educational environments.

* Times Higher Education (THE), 2022 World University Rankings 2023 by subject: education

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Diploma of Teacher Education

Diploma of Teacher Education

Looking for a pathway into an accredited teaching degree? Here's your perfect opportunity where you'll study digital learning, learning contexts, and literacy and numeracy. Possible roles include:

  • training consultant
  • education aide
  • community education.

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Associate Degree of Teacher Education

Associate Degree of Teacher Education

Help shape the future of our next generation with this pathway into an accredited teaching degree and develop strong foundational skills in contemporary approaches to leaning. Possible roles include:

  • training consultant
  • education aide
  • community educator.

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Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education

Popular course

Our new Bachelor of Education gives you the choice, flexibility and support you need to make a difference from your first day in the classroom. Learn about all levels of teaching before choosing your specialisation in year two:

  • early childhood and primary education
  • primary school education
  • secondary school education

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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Popular course

If you want to take your career in early childhood education even further, you can build on your skills and experience with flexible learning designed to fit around your schedule. Possible workplaces include:

  • learning centres
  • kindergartens
  • preschools
  • early intervention programs.

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Master of Education

Master of Education

Popular course

Become an expert in educational science and advance your career. The educational landscape is rapidly changing. Research is advancing our understanding of how and why we learn, and digitisation continues to transform classrooms around the world. With schools and educational organisations facing new challenges, there’s a strong need for educational professionals who can leverage new opportunities and transform the way students learn. Possible roles include:

  • school principal
  • leading teacher
  • inclusive education coordinator
  • learning designer.

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Master of Teaching (Primary)

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Combine knowledge, context and experience with theory and become a valuable primary teacher. You can specialise in areas like diagnostic learning, relationship skill building and special needs. Possible roles include:

  • primary school teacher
  • early childhood education
  • special education
  • community education
  • non-traditional learning environment roles for advisory boards, government and private organisations.

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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Learn about the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people, then design and teach the curriculum. Specialise in one double or two single-method teaching areas. Possible roles include:

  • secondary school teacher
  • community education
  • non-traditional learning environment roles for advisory boards, government and private organisations.

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Get paid to teach while you study

Nexus is a first-of-its-kind employment-based pathway into secondary teaching. That means you’ll get the knowledge, support and experience you need to jump straight into your career as a secondary teacher.

Learn more about Nexus

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I have lived in eight cities in four countries, studying and working for international aid organisations and as a crisis response consultant for a large private medical and security provider.

I joined the Nexus program because I wanted to make a difference by helping individuals set and achieve their own goals. Nexus provides an opportunity to change career without having to take too many steps backwards in that transitional process.

Every day in the classroom I fall more and more in love with teaching. I would strongly encourage mid-career professionals who are looking for a more meaningful career to consider using their experience to build a better future for young Australians.

Sam Davies
School of Education – Nexus Program participant
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I chose education at La Trobe because of my passion for being around young, bright individuals, and for teaching them to become the best version of themselves.

With the level of support we receive from our teaching staff and the networking opportunities available, I truly believe we’ll all have great teaching careers.

Saliha Zeyneb Gurdag
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) graduate

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