SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Education at Deakin enjoys national standing and has a QS Ranking of 5 in Australia and 27 internationally. We are recognised as leaders in primary and secondary teacher education, early childhood educator preparation, educational leadership and adult vocational and applied learning education.
DEAKIN’S EDUCATION COURSE
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
If you are inspired to teach young children, Deakin’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education provides you with the opportunity to explore early childhood education curriculum theories and pedagogies, child development, health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, professional studies as well as teaching and learning in discipline areas of literacy, mathematics, science and the arts.
You’ll undertake professional placements through Deakin’s Professional Experience Program gaining both practical knowledge and skills to teach children aged birth to 5 years. By experiencing learning across a range of early childhood settings, you will graduate equipped with the confidence and aptitude to meet the significant growth of the Australian early childhood education sector.
Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
As a dual accredited degree, the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education course provides flexible employment options in a variety of early year education settings
If you’re passionate about children’s education, Deakin’s Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education opens the door to a range of inspiring career opportunities. Spanning the early childhood and primary education sectors, our dual-accredited degree focuses on contemporary issues in children’s learning and development, curriculum theories and pedagogies, discipline knowledge and the changing work context within early childhood and primary education.
Through our Professional Experience Program you’ll not only gain key practical knowledge and skills, but invaluable insight into the classroom environment. With the option to combine your personal interests with a range of curriculum areas, you’ll undertake placements in early childhood and primary school settings that enrich and solidify your studies so that you graduate with the confidence and aptitude to meet the significant growth of the Australian early childhood education sector.
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
Prepare for a career in secondary health and physical education and gain hands-on practical teaching experience. Explore applied sports science, biomechanics, exercise physiology and more.
Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to become a qualified secondary school health and physical education teacher with Deakin’s Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. Discover how to create safe, inclusive and engaging learning environments to provide experiences that support lifelong health and physical activity.
You will explore areas including applied sports science, biomechanics, motor learning and development and discover the science and art of movement education and performance skills through mediums like dance and gymnastics. Gain access to industry-standard resources and state-of-the-art facilities, including our Elite Sports Precinct and specialised teaching labs. This, combined with highly engaging and practical placements through our Professional Experience Program, means you’ll graduate motivated, well-prepared and ready to embrace a meaningful career in education.
Master of Teaching (Primary)
If you’re passionate about nurturing young, inquisitive children from prep to grade 6 and are motivated to make a genuine impact on future generations, Deakin’s Master of Teaching (Primary) is for you.
Ready to become a highly sought-after primary school teacher with a holistic understanding of how young people learn and make sense of the world?
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is infused with practical learning. With a focus on dynamic skills and communication, you’ll graduate classroom-ready; a finely tuned educator and leader with a set of adaptable techniques.
A career in education provides flexibility, variety and security. Learn first-hand from highly experienced and passionate teachers who understand the importance of recognising all students as people first.
Discover how to shape teacher/student relationships to ensure students build positive connections with their peers, their school and themselves. Gain the critical knowledge required for modern-day digital classrooms, engaging with topics such as diversity and inclusion, teacher inquiry, context and leading-edge research, coupled with culturally relevant approaches to teaching.
At Deakin you’ll also collaborate with early childhood educators, primary and secondary teachers. This, combined with at least 60-days of professional placement and your completion of a Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment (DTPA), benchmarked against national standards, means you’ll be set for success in the classroom anywhere in Australia and beyond.
Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
This course is designed for current and aspiring leaders in education. Whether you’re already in a leadership role or preparing to take the next step, enhance your career options with Deakin’s Master of Education (Leadership and Management).
The leadership of education has become a complex affair in contemporary society. Deakin’s Master of Education (Leadership and Management) explores the responsibilities of those involved in leading and managing education institutions and the learning processes within them.
Delivered entirely online through Deakin’s Cloud Campus, the course maintains a strong focus on real-world opportunities and challenges in education leadership. Through live video conferences, video content and interactive discussion boards, you’ll delve into current social justice discourse and develop high-level critical thinking and evaluative skills. Each assessment task enables you to translate your knowledge and learnings into practice, preparing you to lead successfully in periods of rapid and significant change.
As a direct pathway to PhD study, you’ll have the opportunity to develop foundational research skills and a highly-engaged network of academic peers. Using data and insights from Deakin’s innovative educational research, you’ll analyse the driving factors of policy and practice in current and future-state education in Australia and around the world.
While the course curriculum focuses primarily on schools, the base ideas apply equally to other learning organisations and those who work within them.
Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
Deakin’s Master of Education will give you an understanding of relevant education issues, as well as high-level critical and evaluative skills.
Graduates of this course will possess an understanding of contemporary education issues and discourses; have high-level critical and evaluative skills; will be able to translate into practice their experiences and understandings of the program; and will have demonstrated their ability to undertake educational research projects.
Mater of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Approved by ACECQA as an early childhood teaching qualification in Australia and graduates also eligible for registration as early childhood teachers with VIT
The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) course is a professionally accredited initial teacher education course that prepares graduates for employment in early childhood teaching, along with a range of other education-related fields.
The course includes core interdisciplinary curriculum and pedagogy subjects that focus on education birth to 5-years. As Australia is in the midst of significant growth in the early childhood education sector, the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) has been developed to address the increased demand for highly skilled and qualified early childhood educators.
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