Secondary education

Why study secondary education?

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:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Humanities
  • Science*
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  • Physical education
  • Health education
  • Visual arts
  • Drama
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)#
  • Psychology.

Mildura Campus:

  • English
  • Humanities

*Science available to teach Years 7-10 only in Bendigo
#TESOL available to teach Years 7-10 only in Bendigo

Find out more about the Department of Education.

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.

Career opportunities

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.