Bachelor of Education (Honours)
Choose to specialise in early childhood, primary or secondary education – or a combination of these – and graduate ready for a rewarding and successful career.
A degree in education is not just about becoming a teacher - you'll learn to communicate effectively to audiences and build your confidence to be able to step into any career, inside or outside of the classroom.
You'll learn how to pull together your knowledge of the school curriculum with the needs of your students, to become an effective and inspiring teacher. Whichever specialisation you choose, you'll also graduate with an honours degree, putting you ahead of the game.
Choose your specialisation
Make it a double degree
A double degree course is a great option if you are interested in a teaching career, but also want to broaden your knowledge and expertise in another discipline. You will increase your career choice, and deepen your understanding of the areas you intend to teach.
You can combine your primary education or secondary education specialisation with a second degree. If you’re specialising in secondary education, you’ll qualify as a subject specialist teacher in two secondary teaching areas. If you’re specialising in primary education you’ll be qualified to teach across the school curriculum, with particular expertise in one or two fields.
Experience teaching placements – local or global
We understand that aspiring educators need more than just theoretical learning. That’s why we give you the chance to gain practical skills by completing professional experience through placements in Australia and overseas.
You’ll complete a minimum of 80 days’ supervised professional experience as part of your specialisation. International opportunities are available in China, Cook Islands, England, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Vietnam.
Read more about teacher placements.
To teach in a Victorian school, graduates must be registered with Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
Students planning to register and work as school teachers or early childhood teachers in Australia or overseas should check registration requirements with local teacher regulatory bodies in case additional requirements apply.
Specialisations in early years/childhood education are accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority(ACECQA). This means that these qualifications will be accepted for early childhood teacher registration in Victoria and most other Australian states and territories, which qualifies you to work as a teacher in licensed preschools and childcare centres in Victoria. If you plan to teach in a preschool or kindergarten setting then you’ll need to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
All primary and secondary education specialisations are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) using the national accreditation standards. This means that these qualifications will be accepted for school teacher registration in Victoria and all other Australian states and territories.
Teaching, school leadership, corporate training, student welfare, curriculum development, community education, outdoor education, health and fitness coaching. Studying a double degree also leads to a wide range of careers depending on your choice of partner degree.
Anyone can learn – but not everyone can teach. It takes gifted, hard-working people, who are just as passionate about inspiring young people as they are about educating them. All applicants will need to complete a non-academic selection component when applying for the Bachelor of Education (Honours) including double degrees. You’ll be required to complete a mandatory online 90-minute computer-based test – CASPer.
Other entry requirements
For a full list of entry requirements into this course visit Study at Monash.
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.
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