La Trobe’s new Bachelor of Education has been created to meet new national standards and develop your skills in the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people. You’ll undertake ongoing school experiences, integrating knowledge of teaching and learning with professional practice.
With a common foundation year across all our undergraduate education degrees, you have time to develop your literacy and numeracy skills and the flexibility to move between courses if you want to change your teaching focus.
You’ll gain the expertise to teach across the stages of secondary school, specialising in two of the following discipline areas:
Melbourne and Bendigo Campuses:
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)#
*Science available to teach Years 7-10 only in Bendigo #TESOL available to teach Years 7-10 only in Bendigo
Professional practice is a major focus in all our teacher education degrees, with an emphasis on innovative placement models and opportunities for urban, regional, international and cultural placements to ensure you get the experience you need to move into the classroom after your degree.
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.
In this program you will develop your understanding of student anxiety, depression and the impact of trauma on learning. Using a multi-tiered framework, you will examine how schools and individual teachers can take a proactive approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of their students.
Advance your understanding of trauma. Learn how to support traumatised children in the classroom. Learn about the complexities of childhood trauma from Dr Anne Southall, an educator and researcher with more than 30 years' experience in the field of trauma and education. Understand the theory and latest best practice, and develop better ways to support students who’ve experienced trauma.
School placements provide the opportunity for essential hands-on teaching experience in a classroom setting. You will complete 80 days of teaching practice in a school guided by a qualified teacher and university supervisor.