Our courses in primary teaching focus on initial professional studies in primary education and qualify you to teach up to Year 8 or, for those who choose the middle years option, to Year 10. As a graduate you’ll be equipped to teach young people the knowledge, skills, understanding and values to enable them to make sense of, and contribute to, the world now and in the future.
Deakin has given me the opportunity to work in different schools, with various age groups which has been an invaluable opportunity.
education (primary) graduate
Excellent links with the education sector
Our courses are developed in consultation with principals, teachers and the Victorian Institute of Teaching, ensuring they address the needs of industry. Deakin also has several school alliances, which provide opportunities for extensive placements in schools beyond those that form the usual course requirements.
Primary teaching courses
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Research with us
If you’ve got a research idea specific to this sector, we can help you flesh it out with a higher degree by research.
We’ve got the partnerships with schools, professional associations and government departments to help you succeed.
Recent Deakin research
Questions in primary mathematics classrooms
Colleen Vale investigates the types of questions that primary teachers use when teaching mathematics.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). We’ve also got links with a number of industry partners, including:
- Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (RECSAM)
- Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)
- National Taiwan Normal University
- International Centre for Classroom Research, University of Melbourne
- various schools
- universities in Germany, Sweden and Mexico.
Graduates have found careers in Australian and international primary schools (where VIT registration is recognised), at all year levels. Other graduates have gone on to roles in:
- government departments
- health and welfare organisations
- the media
- private academies and agencies
- public service.
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