This specialisation will prepare you to teach children and adolescents from five to 18 years of age in primary and secondary schools from Foundation to Year 12. You will develop a knowledge and understanding of learning as a developmental continuum and will learn to employ a diverse pedagogical toolbox to meet the differentiated learning needs of students. At the primary level, from Foundation to Year 6, you will develop an understanding of how primary school aged children learn and how they can be taught effectively and creatively across all primary curriculum areas. In doing so, you will develop your personal knowledge of the curriculum areas you will teach, such as: English and literacies, mathematics, geography, history, civics and citizenship, science, health and physical education, and the creative arts. At the secondary level, Year 7 to Year 12, your unit choices within your discipline studies sequence will determine in which area you become a specialist secondary teacher. You will focus on adolescent learning and the nature of secondary education including areas such as: classroom teaching and practice in schools, curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation, and education and its relationship to society.
This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.
Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Part A. Education studies (48 points)
- Understanding learning and learners
- Understanding teaching for learning
- Fostering positive child and adolescent behaviour and development
- Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning
- Classroom practice
- Education policy and practice
- Inclusive education: Teaching diverse learners
- Curriculum, assessment and evaluation
Part B. Curriculum studies (78 points)
- English education 1
- Mathematics education 1
- Science education
- Mathematics education 2
- Digital technologies: Teaching, learning and the curriculum
- English education 2
- Creative arts education
- Integrated approaches to science learning and teaching
- Humanities and social sciences in the primary and secondary years
- Developing literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
- Health and physical education
- Method unit 1A*
- Method unit 1B*
* Corresponding to the discipline study 1 taken in Part C below. Refer to the secondary specialist/discipline areassecondary specialist/discipline areas (http://www.monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/units/secondary-specialisms), prerequisites and units.
Part C. Discipline studies (60 points)
Refer to the faculty's discipline studiesdiscipline studies (http://www.monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/units/secondary-specialisms) list.
Discipline study 1:
- chosen from the discipline studies listdiscipline studies list (http://www.monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/units/secondary-specialisms), which comprises either six units in the same area with at least 12 points at each of levels 2 and 3 or four units in one area with at least 12 points at level 2 plus two units in a related area
Discipline study 2:
- a four-unit* discipline study chosen from the discipline studies listdiscipline studies list (http://www.monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/units/secondary-specialisms)
* Students who have entered the course via the Diploma of Higher Education complete only two units in the second discipline area.
Part D. Professional studies (18 points)
Students complete 85 days of supervised professional experience in primary and secondary schools and an additional 30 to 40 hours of fieldwork.
- Fieldwork experience 1A (0 points)
- Fieldwork experience 1B (0 points)
- Professional experience 2A (0 points)
- Professional experience 2B (0 points)
- Professional experience 3A (0 points)
- Professional experience 3B (0 points)
- Professional experience 4A (0 points)
- Professional experience 4B (0 points)
- Transition and professional engagement
- Researching teaching and learning
- Research project in education
85 days of professional experienceprofessional experience (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/professional-experience/placements/) completed in primary and secondary schools and 30 to 40 hours of fieldwork.
This specialisation is accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional recognitionProfessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/edu-04.html) for information.
Related areas of study
Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:
- D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours)
Students in other single bachelor's degrees or Bachelor or Education (Honours) double degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.