Discover the education and teaching course for you
Whether you’re just beginning your education journey or looking to advance your skill set in the education sector, we offer a broad range of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our connections to industry thought leaders means you'll graduate with a well-recognised qualification that stands out to employers and is matched to current industry practice.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
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You can confidently choose Deakin. Our education and teaching courses are recognised by industry, recommended by your peers and will make you a highly sought-after graduate.
Disciplines within education and teaching
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Our education and teaching course finder tool makes it easy for you to find the right course. By answering just a few questions, the tool will provide you with the best options to match your career goals and interests.
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Explore our education and teaching courses and find out more about life at Deakin. Get more inspiration for your future career in a major growth sector.
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Study at Deakin and be rewarded with new skills that will give you an edge in the job market
Do you want to ensure your education degree will make you work-ready?
Develop skills, knowledge and networks through guaranteed placements and one-on-one mentorship. Our education and teaching courses focus on leadership, communication and organisational skills, providing a solid foundation for your future career.
Get real skills
Step out of the lecture theatre and into real classes. At Deakin, you'll get classroom experience with some of our 1400 participating schools from your first year of study onwards. You can even take your teaching studies around the world.
Network with industry experts
We maintain close links with the education sector to ensure our courses are developed and reviewed with industry and professional input. You’ll be taught by staff members with industry experience, recognised as leaders in their fields.
Top professional roles in education
Employment in education and training is projected to grow by 13.4% or 149,600 new jobs by 2026 according to Australia Government employment projections. Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll individually tailor your work placement, allowing you to build your network within the community and industry.
- 10,600 new jobs for early childhood teachers.
- 13,900 new jobs for tertiary education teachers.
- 7700 new jobs for primary school teachers.
- 5800 new jobs for secondary school teachers.
Top 5 in the world for education
Deakin is ranked among the top 5 universities globally for education. This highlights our course quality, cutting-edge facilities, leading academics and outstanding graduate outcomes.
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World-class teaching experiences
At Deakin, you'll not only learn from industry experts but get invaluable classroom experience from your first year of study onwards.
Practical classroom experience
Our Professional Experience Program gives you real-life teaching experience and study credit for your degree. You'll undertake at least 60 days of guaranteed placements and build sought-after skills.
Learn from industry experts
You'll be taught by industry leaders who are recognised as innovators in their fields. Many of our staff are leading researchers, actively improving the field of education in Australia and overseas.
Studying Deakin’s industry accredited education courses means gaining practical experience in cutting-edge facilities. Build the confidence and leadership skills that will set you apart from other graduates.
Study education and teaching
Head of School of Education, Professor Damian Blake, provides an overview on what it is like studying education and teaching at Deakin.
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If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in teaching, we'll help get you there.
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