Primary education

Primary teaching

Do you dream of making a difference? Do you love awakening young minds? Primary teaching could be the job for you.

A great primary teacher can change children’s lives by expanding their horizons, developing their curiosity about the world and even tackle disadvantage through education.

At Monash we are committed to developing great teachers, brimming with passion, knowledge and practical skills.

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Interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Honours)? Once you receive your results, you may have questions. Chat with our course advisors online or book a 1:1 phone consultation.

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Study at Monash

Your degree at Monash will equip you with the skills and techniques to harness kids' natural curiosity and to engage their young minds in learning for life.

We have structured our degrees to allow teachers to focus on their chosen specialisation, while gaining qualifications to teach in more than one age group.

Undergraduate courses – Your first university degree
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood and Primary Education
Peninsula campus
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Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education
Peninsula Campus
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Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education studied as a double degree
Clayton campus
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Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education
Clayton campus
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Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education
Clayton campus
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Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education
Peninsula campus
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Postgraduate courses – If you already have a degree and want to move into teaching
Master of Teaching in Early Childhood and Primary Education
Clayton campus
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Master of Teaching in Primary Education
Master of Teaching in Primary Education and Secondary Education
Clayton campus
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Pathways into Education

There are many ways to gain entry to Monash Education if you miss out on direct entry. See what pathways are available to you.

A career in teaching

As a Monash qualified primary teacher you will be in demand. Teaching is predicted to be one of the biggest areas of jobs growth for professionals in the next six years.

You can also enhance your employability and career options by selecting from a range of specialist teaching options within our degrees.

Our degrees are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Jobs in primary teaching include:

  • Primary teacher
  • International primary teacher
  • Educator
  • Policy development
  • Children’s publishing
Kristy Telford
“Education is empowering. It transforms lives, including mine. What’s not to love?”

Make the world a better place

You are the change we want to see in the world.

At Monash you will gain the skills, knowledge and training to be a great teacher, the kind that shapes hearts and minds of children.

You will learn from some of the world’s most respected educators so you can teach our next generation.