Primary and secondary education - D30014

Primary and secondary education

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

With this specialisation, you’ll play a crucial role in young people’s lives – helping to inspire, nourish and develop their minds at key stages of their educational journey.

What you’ll be qualified for

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education. You’ll be able to teach children and adolescents aged five to 18 years, in both primary and secondary schools.

What you’ll be learning

You’ll study how children and adolescents think and learn – and essentially, how best to teach them.

Through studying contemporary child and adolescent development, psychology, and the social and cultural context of education, you’ll have a solid foundation for putting creative and effective teaching practices in place. You’ll also gain skills in curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation.

With at least 85 days of professional teaching practice in primary and secondary schools, you’ll get a chance to put theory into practice and get a real taste for what teaching looks like out in the field.

Areas of study will include:

  • English and literacies
  • Mathematics
  • Arts education
  • Humanities and social education
  • Science
  • Health and physical education
  • Environment and sustainability studies

You’ll also develop specialist discipline knowledge in one secondary teaching area, with options spanning the arts, humanities, social sciences, science, mathematics, business, and information technology.

Your career options

With this dual-sector qualification, you’ll meet the demand for high quality, leading educators, with a range of career options in primary and secondary school settings.

Interested in this Specialisation?

Refer to the courses below for specific details on locations offered, duration, and entry requirements.


This specialisation is offered in the following courses. Entry requirements may differ depending on the course you choose, so click through to see the full details.

'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.