Our courses in the College of Education provide students with flexible career outcomes. We have an emphasis on learning in workplaces and community settings.
Through educational partnerships with local schools, community organisations and industry - especially in Melbourne's western region - our students experience valuable workplace learning environments and use this experience as the basis for their learning at VU.
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Courses we offer
The College of Education at Victoria University offers courses in:
- Early childhood education
- Primary teaching
- Secondary teaching
- Outdoor education and physical education
- Education studies
- Education support - teacher's aide
- Training and assessment
- Children's services
- Youth work
- Youth Work and justice
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Indigenous studies
- Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (TESOL)
Graduate Certificate in TESOL
Graduate Diploma in TESOL
Master of TESOL.
Learners and their needs are the central focus of the practices in the College of Education.
We value our students, partners and staff and their learning and well-being. We place high importance on diversity and creativity in culture and life, and on collaborative action. These values stimulate inquiry, strengthen learning and support inclusive and democratic practices.
Learning partnerships in a wide range of community settings drive our learning and teaching programs, and research and development initiatives.
Our pre-service teachers express responsibility for school students and their learning while working with mentor teachers on a curriculum project or initiative.
The project partnerships provide:
- opportunities for curriculum inquiry
- curriculum development and teaching practice for preservice teachers
- understanding of teaching in their major general studies.
You can find more information regarding the specific partnerships of the College of Education at Project Partnerships.
College based research
The College academic and teaching staff focus on teaching, research and knowledge exchange in their areas of expertise.
Education, diversity and lifelong learning is an area of research focus that many College staff are active in. It looks at the interaction between diversity and education across all sectors of formal education, non-formal education and workforce development.
There are 2 research units within the College of Education:
Staff from the College are involved in research projects that investigate improving educational engagement, access and performance across diverse groups and communities.
We have partnerships with many organisations and universities in Australia and overseas. Some of our active collaborations in the research focus area of education, diversity and lifelong learning include partnering with:
- University of Melbourne
- University of Texas El Paso
- Centre for Research in Education Equity & Work, Hawke Institute, University of South Australia
- University of Ballarat
- Faculty of Education, Deakin University
- CIT Research, Canberra Institute of Technology
- National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Footscray Park Campus
Room C406, Level 4, Building C
Phone: +61 3 9919 6100