Bachelor of Education (Primary)
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Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) allows you to specialise your skills in these areas:
- science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM)
- physical education
- languages (including Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, French and Chinese).
It builds your efficacy in diagnostic learning, special needs, learning how best to teach and relationship skill building. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to meet the needs of the industry and will be ready to work in multiple education areas.
In the foundation year, you'll build strong knowledge around professional literacy and numeracy with awareness of contemporary approaches to learning. You'll maximise your expertise and skills to be able to work in complex education settings. You also have the option to complete a sequence of study so you are qualified to teach as a Special Education teacher. The program is designed to allow you to focus on social work and wellbeing as areas of study to further diversify your employment options as a primary teacher.
The course incorporates a national literacy and numeracy test, which is a requirement of completion of Initial Teacher Education programs and a requirement for registration as a teacher.
All applicants accepted into the course are required to complete a Working with Children Check form prior to commencing placement in their second year.
You'll complete 80 days of professional experience during the course.
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: 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.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.
With changes to the education sector being implemented in 2017, we have re-imagined our education courses to prepare you for a range of teaching careers in: - primary schools - community - non-traditional learning environments, including advisory boards, private organisations and local and state government.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) 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 costs
Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.
Find out more about undergraduate course fees.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.
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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: