La Trobe University

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will develop your skills to address the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people. You'll gain discipline expertise to teach across the stages of secondary school. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in two of the following disciplines:

- English

- maths

- humanities (including history and geography)

- science (including physics, chemistry and biology)

- Languages Other Than English (LOTE), English as a Second Language (ESL)

- TESOL

- physical education

- health education

- visual arts

- drama

- psychology.

The design of the program reflects the school year, so you have the opportunity to undertake on-going school experience and ensure integration of knowledge of teaching and learning with practice.

You'll complete 80 days of professional experience during the course.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

VCE English Units 3 and 4 study score of at least 25, or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). VCE mathematics Units 1 and 2, not Foundation Mathematics. This course requires a minimum ATAR of 65, including all bonuses, SEAS and other Special Entry Schemes. 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.

Advanced standing - credit for prior study

Advanced Standing is the recognition of previous study or learning that can be counted towards a qualification. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your previous tertiary study and the number of subjects completed.

Visit our Advanced standing information to see if advanced standing is available for this course.

Defer

If you wish to delay your studies until a later time, it may be possible for you to defer. Find out if you can defer.

Career outcomes

Graduates are prepared for work in government, Catholic and independent schools nationally and overseas (subject to registration). Graduates may also find work in youth services, education leadership-related areas, government, private sector, media and service industries.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018. How to apply for an undergraduate degree To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe: - ask us a question - chat online - visit our FAQ page - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

Additional information

You are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to your first placement. As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You will have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during your studies to ensure you are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test. For more information about the Literacy and Numeracy Test, visit: teacheredtest.acer.edu.au

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.