Bachelor of Education - Secondary

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will develop your skills for the diverse academic and developmental needs of young people. You'll gain discipline expertise to teach across the stages of secondary school. You'll have the opportunity to specialise in two of the following disciplines: - English - maths - humanities (including history and geography) - science (including physics, chemistry and biology) - Languages Other Than English (LOTE), English as a Second Language (ESL) - TESOL - physical education - health education - visual arts - drama - psychology. The design of the program reflects the school year, so you'll have the opportunity to undertake on-going school experience and ensure integration of knowledge of teaching and learning with practice. You'll complete 80 days of professional experience during the course.


Students are required to complete subjects totalling 480 credit points, including two specialisations. Students must undertake a minimum of 80 days of teaching placements during the degree.


  • English
  • Maths
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Physical Education
  • Health Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Technology
  • Drama
  • Psychology.

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: minimum study score of 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English. VCE Units 1 and 2 (not Foundation) or VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematics (any). All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Yes No information available
Bendigo No No information available
Mildura No No information available

Further information

Applicants are required to obtain a Working With Children Check prior to their first placement. As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Students have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during their studies to ensure they are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test.

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