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Why Study Teaching and Education at La Trobe University

The purpose of the La Trobe’s Faculty of Education is to empower professionals so that they are ready to contribute to transforming learning by engaging in local cultures of education.

La Trobe University in Australia build on the diversity of their locations and staff in inclusive research and teaching. They challenge the people and institutions they engage with to teach, learn and lead in ways that celebrate difference when it includes and overcome it when it excludes.

La Trobe University Faculty of Education offer:

  • Postgraduate programs in Melbourne and in Bendigo together with research training on all their campuses.
  • Wide ranging research programs – both locally and internationally connected and designed to make a difference.

La Trobe ranks in the top 200 universities internationally and in the top 25 in Australia for Education subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019).  La Trobe also ranks top 125 internationally for Education in the Times Higher Education (2020) ranking by subject, and top 15 in Australia.

Master of Teaching

About the Master of Teaching (Primary)

LaTrobe’s Master of Teaching (Primary) is a postgraduate entry program.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) offered at La Trobe University in Australia addresses the identified need to move from a generalist model of primary teacher education to a specialist approach by specializations in:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)
  • English
  • mathematics
  • physical education
  • health
  • languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Indonesian – Bendigo campus only has Indonesian available)
  • humanities

There is demand in the sector to build efficacy of graduates in the areas of diagnostic learning, special needs, pedagogical expertise and relationship skill building. This course gives you the opportunity to specialize in these areas. The pedagogical structure allows graduates to work and adapt effectively in complex contemporary learning environments.

Professional experience is based around inquiry and experiential learning with iterative skill development opportunities linking knowledge, context and experience to understanding the theoretical dimensions needed to understand practice in school and other learning contexts. You’ll complete 60 days of professional experience during the course.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants undertaking the Master of Teaching Primary at La Trobe University must hold a Bachelor degree or approved equivalent in a relevant discipline area/s for primary or secondary teaching as per the National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. For a primary focus these may include:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Physical Education
  • etc.

Applicants must also take a non-cognitive assessment test called CASPer, and it is completed online.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

La Trobe University’s Master of Teaching (Primary): All initial teacher education programs are required to be accredited with the VIT every five years. Consequently, the Master of Teaching (Primary) is currently undertaking accreditation with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Professional registration may require an application to VIT and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact Victorian Institute of Teaching for details.

Graduates of La Trobe’s Master of Teaching programs are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted. KOM understand the process and requirements needed to enter the teaching profession in Canada. Contact KOM for more information

All students applying directly through KOM will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

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has achieved an overall rating of five stars in the latest QS Stars ratings.  In addition, the University also achieved five-star ratings in a total of eight categories – the maximum number possible.

La Trobe is one of only six Australian universities to be rated at five stars in eight categories.

QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at higher education institutions world-wide, focusing on specific topics such as teaching, …

La Trobe University’s Big Jump In World Subject Ranking

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has jumped 72 places to 243 in the subject category of Clinical, Preclinical and Health, which includes dentistry and allied health.

The University is now in the 201-250 band, up from the 301-400 band last year.

La Trobe Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering Professor Robert Pike said it was an excellent result.

“Health teaching and research are among our core strengths at La Trobe and continue to attract global recognition,” Professor Pike said. …

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is a founding signatory and the first university to sign up to the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.

The Pledge’s aim is to ‘de-normalise’ tobacco by ending all business and financial ties with the industry, and reduce the annual death toll of 7 million who die from preventable, tobacco-related illnesses.

Launched on 26 September at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, finance leaders joined with world leaders from government and health to launch The Pledge, …

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The University has welcomed the news that Australia’s first Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture will be located at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora. The $27+ million initiative will combine extensive research and industry expertise to create new jobs and drive better health outcomes.

Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced almost $5 million of funding towards the La Trobe-led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for Medicinal Agriculture. …

La Trobe University Has Been Ranked 59th In The World

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The Golden Age category applies to universities that are more than 50 years old, but less than 80, and recognises universities created during an extraordinary post war era of higher education expansion.

Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said he was pleased at how well La Trobe had performed in its first year of inclusion in the Golden Age rankings. …

Award Title:Master of Teaching (Primary)
Length of Program:2 Years (1.5 accelerated)
Intake:March or July
Interviewnot required
Prerequisites:Bachelor’s degree
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:School of Education
Campus Location:Melbourne