Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education
Is there a subject you are passionate about? Perhaps music or mathematics, biology or business, information technology or languages. Can you imagine sharing your passion with young people as they grow intellectually from childhood to adulthood? If so, this specialisation is ideal for you, enabling you to combine your favourite subjects with a highly respected education degree.
It will qualify you in two teaching areas, working with adolescents from 12 to 18 years of age, as they progress through the secondary years. 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.
An extensive number of secondary teaching areas are available at Monash, which draw on a wide range of majors and specialisations in the eight companion degrees: Arts, Business, Commerce, Computer Science, Fine Art, Information Technology, Music and Science. [Note that Health and human development, Physical education, and Outdoor education are available in the single degree specialisations in Health and physical education.]
You will learn how adolescents think and learn and hence how they can be effectively and creatively taught. Education studies, including contemporary adolescent development, psychology and the social and cultural context of secondary education, will provide you with the foundations for implementing effective classroom teaching practice. You will develop a rich repertoire of strategies for promoting students' learning and for diagnosing and assessing their progress, and acquire the skills needed for curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation.
At least 80 days of professional experience will provide you with hands-on teaching practice in secondary schools.
This qualification will prepare you for a future as an expert specialist teacher capable of leading innovation in a range of secondary school settings.