Primary and secondary education

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education

If you are looking forward to expanding the horizons of young people, and developing their minds, but are open minded about the particular age group or the education sector you teach in, this specialisation is for you. It will qualify you to teach children and adolescents aged five to 18 years, in both primary and secondary schools.

Meeting the need for highly qualified educators, this dual sector qualification will offer you multiple career options, ensuring your flexible skills remain in demand across primary and secondary schools and a range of community contexts.

You will develop your discipline knowledge of the primary curriculum areas, including English and literacies, mathematics, arts education, humanities and social education, science, health and physical education, and studies of the environment and sustainability. You will also develop specialist discipline knowledge in one secondary teaching area, with a broad range of options available spanning the arts, humanities, social sciences, science, mathematics, business, commerce, and information technology.

You will study how children and adolescents think and learn and hence how they can be effectively and creatively taught. Education studies include contemporary child and adolescent development, psychology and the social and cultural context of education. These provide you with the foundations for implementing effective teaching practice. You will acquire a rich repertoire of strategies for promoting the learning of young people and for diagnosing and assessing their progress. You will also attain the skills needed for curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation.

At least 85 days of professional experience will provide you with hands-on teaching practice in primary and secondary schools, and a further 20 days of fieldwork will give you practical experience in other educational settings.

This qualification will create opportunities across a range of primary and secondary school settings, and prepare you for a future as a leading teacher.

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Specialisation Details

Location
On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Start Date
First Semester (February)

'The staff members at Monash University have prepared students to focus on delivering the best outcome and support in order to prepare for employment in future years.' Nilusha Gunawardena, Bachelor of Education (Honours) specialising in Primary and Secondary Education.