Why study education and teaching at La Trobe?


Gain valuable industry insights, with courses designed in partnership with schools and communities around Victoria.

Top 250 globally

The world’s three leading university ranking agencies put La Trobe's education subjects in the top 250.

THE, 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: Education; Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2021, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education; ShanghaiRanking, 2021, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 - Education

Local work placements

Make connections and experience what it’s like to help a child overcome a difficult maths problem or inspire a teen to follow their passion in placements with our industry partners.

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.

Discover education and teaching at La Trobe

Meet one of our graduates

Photo of Saliha Zeyneb Gurdag

'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.

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