* Department of Education, 2022, Issues Paper: Teacher Workforce Shortages
Why study education and teaching at La Trobe?
Top 150 globally
La Trobe's education subjects are ranked in the top 150 worldwide.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: education
Top 20 worldwide
La Trobe ranks in the top 20 universities for our work to advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022
La Trobe ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide for quality education.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2021: quality education
Award-winning teaching programs
Our School of Education has been recognised by the AFR Higher Education Awards.
Australian Financial Review (AFR), 2022, AFR Higher Education Awards show universities at their creative best
Make an informed choice
Our one-on-one consultations are designed to hone your objectives and provide practical guidance about your study options
What could your future hold?
Be a teacher who can educate and inspire any student, with technology and data on your side. With La Trobe’s network of diverse school placements, discover how to create learning spaces that are safe, diverse and passionate wherever you are.
Courses in education and teaching
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Associate Degree of Teacher Education
Help shape the future of our next generation. La Trobe’s Associate Degree of Teacher Education is a perfect first step towards a rewarding career in teaching.
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
La Trobe's Bachelor of Early Childhood Education allows you to upgrade your qualification and take the next step in your career with flexible study options.
Bachelor of Education
Become the teacher they’ll always remember with La Trobe's Bachelor of Education. Learn from experts as you pursue a rewarding teaching career.
Bachelor of Outdoor and Sustainability Education
Step out of the classroom and turn your career into an adventure with La Trobe’s Bachelor of Outdoor and Sustainability Education.
Diploma of Teacher Education
Want to inspire the next generation? La Trobe’s Diploma of Teacher Education is the perfect first step towards a rewarding career in teaching.
Graduate Certificate in Education
Extend your leadership credentials and advance your understanding of key learning principles with La Trobe’s Graduate Certificate in Education.
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health for Education
Upskill and stay up-to-date with educational best practice with La Trobe's Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Education
Graduate Diploma in Education
Enhance your professional knowledges and skills with La Trobe’s Graduate Diploma in Education. You’ll develop your networks and grow your career.
Master of Education
Become an expert in educational science and advance your career with La Trobe's Master of Education. You could earn an average of $54,000* more per year.
Master of Teaching (Primary)
Learn specialised skills to provide children with essential learning and assist those with special needs with La Trobe's Master of Teaching (Primary).
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Gain discipline expertise and learn how to meet the academic and developmental needs of young people with our Master of Teaching (Secondary).
Browse all courses in education and teaching
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Meet one of our graduates
'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
Become a confident and effective teacher
The science of learning
Become an expert in the many ways humans learn. The latest science is embedded in our curriculum and student experience. You’ll have access to expert knowledge and applied theory, evidence and data interpretation. You’ll understand why and how people learn, so you’ll be prepared for any teaching challenge.
Practical experience in the classroom
We’ve all had that one teacher we’ll never forget. The one that made any subject seem interesting, or always had time to help us. A good teacher is someone who teaches the entire class but who can also reach every individual. With an education degree at La Trobe, you’ll build your classroom skills in challenging and diverse placements in schools and communities around Victoria.
Diverse and flexible degrees
Explore different ways to be an educator. Early learning. Primary or secondary teaching. Outdoor recreation. Community or technical education. Leadership. Here or overseas.
Paid to study rural teaching
Get paid to teach the students who need you most. Low socio-economic urban, rural and regional schools need talented and passionate teachers. The NEXUS program supports you with a salary, as well as access to mentoring and professional development.
Your study experience
We offer a range of scholarships to help you succeed. Find the right one for you.
How to apply
Find the right way to apply for study at La Trobe.
If you don't meet the requirements of your preferred course then a pathway option might be the answer.
Develop the skills and experience employers want with placements and practicals.