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.

Monash Access Program webinar

If you're a mature-age applicant and have not studied at university before, join our webinar to learn if MAP pathway into the Bachelor of Education (Honours) is for you.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 6pm.

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Government scholarships for early childhood courses

Scholarships are now available from the Department of Education and Training for individuals wanting to study to become a registered early childhood teacher.

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.

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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, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

Read more about teacher placements or international professional experience.

Choose your specialisation

Early years and primary education Find out more
Peninsula campus
90 days professional experience
Primary education – single or double degree Find out more
Clayton or Peninsula campus
80 days professional experience
Primary and secondary education Find out more
Clayton campus
85 days professional experience
Primary and secondary inclusive education Find out more
Clayton campus
85 days professional experience
Primary and secondary health and physical education Find out more
Peninsula campus
85 days professional experience
Secondary health and physical education Find out more
Peninsula campus
80 days professional experience
Secondary education Find out more
Clayton campus
80 days professional experience

Professional accreditation

Our courses are accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). This means, when you graduate, you’ll have the qualifications to be a registered early childhood teacher or a registered school teacher in Victoria.

If you want to teach interstate or overseas, you should check the registration requirements with local authorities.

Career options

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.

New entry requirement for 2018


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 now 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.

Contact us

If you want to discuss your study options, send us an enquiry.

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Emmeline Be
“It has been such a privilege to have taught in South Africa. Being immersed into an entirely different cultural context has reinforced the fact that education is key to empowering individuals.”

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