Education and teaching

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Growing and inspiring future generations. Our education courses prepare you to understand learners and equip you with the leadership skills you need to be a professional educator.

Top 27 for education worldwide*

Graduate job-ready with our Professional Experience Program

Courses developed and reviewed with industry and professional input

Pathways into teaching

There’s more than one way to study teaching at Deakin. If you don’t quite meet the requirements to get into your desired course, the Associate Degree of Education is the perfect way to start your journey to becoming a teacher. Upon graduating from the associate degree you'll be offered guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Education (Primary), provided you successfully complete the CASPer test.

Learn more about studying an Associate Degree of Education

CASPer test

CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching. Students applying to all initial teacher education courses are required to take the CASPer assessment.

Learn more about CASPer

Be inspired to inspire others

Step out of the lecture room and into real classes. Through Deakin, you'll get classroom experience with some of our 14,000 participating schools from your first year of study onwards. You can even take your teaching studies around the world.

Global experience

Our Global Education Program gives you an international perspective on teaching. Gain an understanding of intercultural education by studying in Chile, Nepal, Switzerland or Vanuatu. Our commitment to indigenous education means we also run a program in Australia's Northern Territory.

Education sector links

Deakin maintains close links with the education sector to ensure our courses are developed and reviewed with industry and professional input, so that what you learn is relevant to the sector today and in the future.

Learn from the experts

You will be taught by staff members who have industry experience and who have been recognised as leaders and innovators in their fields. Many of our staff are active researchers, improving the field of education in Australia and overseas.

Webinar: Postgraduate teaching courses

Explore the postgraduate teaching courses available at Deakin, and how we can help you take your career to the next level.

Latest articles

What is a teaching placement really like?

At Deakin, teaching placements make up a large part of the curriculum for those studying a teaching degree, and you'll get started in the classroom right from the beginning.

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Using your passion for education in careers outside the classroom

If you are looking to take your education career beyond the classroom, there are a number of different pathways to gain the skills to make this transition.

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Through my work placement experience, I was able to come to the conclusion that primary school teaching was the right career for me.

Shivani Parmar

Education (primary) student

Ranked among the best

Deakin's ranked in the top 27 universities in the world for its education courses, based on the 2019 QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.

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 60 days of placements, packing your CV with practical know-how and sought-after skills that employers look for.

Discover our Professional Experience Program

*2019 QS World University Rankings by subject

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