The Bachelor of Arts Education Major equips you with the foundational skills required to gain a strong understanding of education across a broad range of contexts. Learn about educating children, young people and adults and if you are looking to pathway into teaching, work towards pursuing further studies through one of Deakin’s accredited postgraduate teaching degrees.

Explore topics like the sociology, politics and policy of education, the history and philosophy of education, how psychology is applied to the work of educators to better understand how people learn and become motivated, and how we teach each other about inclusivity and diversity. Additionally learn how to make a social justice impact through developing engaging and inclusive resources for educational professional practice.

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MJ-A000066 (major)

MN-A000066 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

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  • To complete a Major sequence in Education Studies select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Education Studies select any four (4) units from below, including no more than two (2) credit points at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

  • Education, Knowledge and Society EDU101
  • From Aristotle to ATARS: the History, Philosophy and Future of Education EDU102
  • Complete the following 3 units from level 2:

  • Educational Psychology EDU201
  • Educators and Learners EDU202
  • Literacy, Numeracy and Education EDU203
  • Complete the following 3 units from level 3:

  • Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education EDU301
  • Education and Humanitarian Development EDU302
  • Education, Communication and Technology EDU303