This four-year degree allows you to choose from four specialist education areas, all with classroom experience. Specialise in teaching primary school; primary and middle school; primary and secondary school; or primary school and special education. All four areas are available at our Bendigo Campus and primary school teaching is available at our Mildura Campus. Each begins with the fundamentals of teaching before you move on to study subjects relevant to the specialisation you've chosen. You'll complete 80 days of teaching placement to develop your own teaching method, learning from qualified teachers in real classroom situations. All students, by the end of the course, must have demonstrated the ability to meet the professional expectations for a beginning teacher. Applicants must satisfy the University’s normal entrance requirements, including VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL. The Victorian Department of Education and Training requires a satisfactory criminal record check for all teacher education students undertaking practicum requirements in Victorian Department of Education and Training schools. It is expected that equivalent requirements will exist for all other Victorian schools. Before starting the course, you will be required to complete a Working with Children Check application. You must provide a certified copy of your valid Working with Children card before starting teaching placements. Confirmation of a criminal record may jeopardise a student’s ability to gain access to a suitable, or any, practicum placement(s) and may therefore delay or prevent completion of the course. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at La Trobe University.