Education - D3001
Are you passionate about education, with ideas and a desire to engage and inspire young minds? If so, Education at Monash is for you. Whether you choose to specialise in early childhood, primary or secondary education – or a combination of these – you will graduate ready for a rewarding and successful career.
In an Australian first, students in every specialisation earn an Honours degree. Learning from today's leaders in education, you emerge with a highly respected qualification that equips you to become one of tomorrow's education leaders. Furthermore, if you choose to study for a fifth year – either immediately or in the future – you will be able to qualify with an advanced Master's degree, putting you ahead of the game.
The course reflects contemporary education priorities and the needs of the teaching profession. Offered in a mix of single and double degree options, it will prepare you to be an innovative and effective educator. You will learn how to foster the capabilities of children and young people with diverse backgrounds and needs.
You will gain valuable guidance from practitioners, develop confidence as an educator and see how theory comes alive in practice through professional experience in urban, rural or international locations as diverse as China, the Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia and South Africa.
Leadership development is embedded from the beginning, so by choosing the Bachelor of Education (Honours) at Monash you will be choosing to be a leader. You will study alongside the brightest minds under the tutelage of some of the finest educators in Australia. Seize the opportunity to stand out by participating in our renowned Student Ambassador Program, developing invaluable teamwork, public speaking and group facilitation skills.
Across all specialisations, you will develop the skills needed to become a critical and effective educator and the research capabilities for advanced professional practice into the future.
There is always a demand for excellent teachers in early childhood, school and community settings. An education degree also provides an excellent basis for diverse careers in youth and community education, community arts, publishing, government, and education services and management.
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 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.