If you're inspired to teach, you've got the power to make a huge difference in the lives of young people. Deakin's education and teaching courses are an excellent foundation for your career, teaching you leadership, communication and organisational skills – as well as leading to employment in schools both in Australia and around the world.
From 2018, students applying to all initial teacher education courses will be required to take the CASPer assessment. CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching.
Disciplines within education and teaching
- Early childhood education
- Education leadership
- Further study for qualified teachers
- Health and physical education
- Higher education learning and teaching
- Primary teaching
- Secondary teaching
- Secondary teaching/vocational education
- Special needs education
- Teaching English to speakers of other languages
- Teaching languages
Courses within Education and teaching
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)
Bachelor of Education (Early Years)
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching
Graduate Certificate of Education
Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching
Graduate Certificate of Languages Teaching
Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)
Graduate Certificate of STEM Education
Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Education)
Master of Applied Learning and Teaching
Master of Education
Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
Master of Education (Special Educational Needs)
Master of Languages Teaching
Master of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood)
Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Primary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Be inspired to inspire others
Step out of the lecture room and into real classes. Through Deakin, you'll get classroom experience with our participating schools from your first year of study onwards. You can even take your teaching studies around the world. Learning is a journey after all.
Our Global Education Program gives you an international perspective on teaching. Learn about different cultures by studying in Canada, Vanuatu, Malaysia, Nepal or Switzerland. Our commitment to indigenous education means we also run a program in Australia's Northern Territory.
Education sector links
Our courses are developed in consultation with principals, teachers and the Victorian Institute of Teaching, which means you learn exactly what employers in the field are looking for in new teachers.
Through my work placement experience, I was able to come to the conclusion that primary school teaching was the right career for me.
Education (primary) student
Hands-on experience before you graduate
Our professional experience program gives you real-life teaching experience and study credit for your degree. You'll undertake at least 80 days of placements, packing your CV with practical know-how and sought-after skills that employers look for.
Ranked among the best
Deakin's ranked in the top 30 universities in the world for its education courses, based on the 2017 QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.
Rewards for postgraduate study
If you're a Deakin Alumnus considering one of our postgraduate teaching courses, you may be eligible to receive a 10 percent reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.