Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Education component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Education


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Some units in the Clayton-based Education degrees require on-campus study at Peninsula or Caulfield campuses. For details, refer to the relevant course and unit entries. Prospective students with a recognised degree or equivalent diploma may apply to undertake 4201 Master of Teaching (Secondary).


The study of secondary education in a double degree involves:

  • developing specialist knowledge and skills in a subject which is taught in secondary schools
  • preparing for a career as a secondary teaching specialist in one or more areas within the school curriculum
  • teaching and learning strategies, education policy, theories and practice, and how to engage students in the secondary years in innovative and purposeful learning
  • applying in-depth academic study through supervised professional experiences in schools
  • opportunities to pursue professional learning and employment in areas beyond education
  • becoming qualified to teach as a subject specialist to Year 12.


Students undertaking a double degree with the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) complete all of the following units in the education component. For details of the non-education component of the double degree refer to the 'Requirements' section of the relevant course entry in the University Handbook.

Education major

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF2005 Professional responsibilities, practice and relationships
  • EDF2007 Adolescent development and learning
  • EDF3007 Developing multiple literacies in education
  • EDF3008 Researching teaching and learning
  • EDF3009 Schooling, education and equity: Local and global perspectives
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement and leadership
  • EDF4008 Connecting educational theory, practice and ethics

Curriculum major

  • EDF2006 Educational priorities
  • EDF2008 Becoming a specialist teacher
  • EDF3010 Curriculum development and innovative practice
  • EDF4004 Curriculum, assessment and education policy
  • method unit 1A
  • method unit 1B
  • method unit 2A
  • method unit 2B

Refer to the faculty's list of method unitsmethod units ( for available methods and their prerequisites.


One education electiveeducation elective ( chosen from the Faculty of Education.

Professional experience units

  • EDF1055 Secondary professional experience 1A
  • EDF1056 Secondary professional experience 1B
  • EDF2055 Secondary professional experience 2A
  • EDF2056 Secondary professional experience 2B
  • EDF3055 Secondary professional experience 3A
  • EDF3056 Secondary professional experience 3B
  • EDF4055 Secondary professional experience 4A
  • EDF4056 Secondary professional experience 4B
  • EDF4057 Secondary professional experience 4C
  • EDF4058 Secondary professional experience 4D

Relevant courses

  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 2026 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 2025 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 1633 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 3718 Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 3719 Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)