Honours puts you ahead
The Bachelor of Education (Honours) is a four-year course that prepares you to be a leader in education. You can focus your studies in early childhood, primary or secondary education - or even a combination of these.
The honours component of your degree is embedded into a four-year course so that you will graduate with an honours qualification whatever your chosen educational setting and whether you choose a single degree or a double degree course. Learning from today's leaders in education, you emerge with a highly respected qualification that equips you to become one of tomorrow's education leaders. Furthermore, if you choose to study for a fifth year – either immediately or in the future – you will be able to qualify with an advanced Master's degree, putting you ahead of the game.
Areas of specialisation
You can specialise to teach in the following education sectors and graduate with an award that reflects your expertise:
- Early Years Education
- Early Years and Primary Education
- Primary Education (can be studied as a double degree)
- Primary and Secondary Education
- Primary and Secondary Special Education
- Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education
- Secondary Health and Physical Education
- Secondary Education (only available as part of a double degree)
Double degree courses
The primary education and secondary education specialisations can be taken as part of a double degree course. Secondary Education is always studied as a double degree, with the partner degree providing the specialist discipline knowledge for the areas in which you will qualify to teach. Enhance your career options by combining your education studies with a degree in another discipline, including Arts, Business, Commerce, Computer Science, Fine Art (Visual Arts specialisation only), Information Technology, Music or Science.
You will gain valuable guidance from practitioners, develop confidence as an educator and see how theory comes alive in practice through a minimum of 80 days professional experience in urban, rural or international locations as diverse as China, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Accreditation and recognition
Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
Our Primary and Secondary teaching specialisations are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), the statutory authority that regulates and promotes the teaching profession in Victoria.
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
Our Early Years specialisations are accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), which qualifies you to work as a teacher in licensed pre-schools and childcare centres in Victoria.