Monash University

Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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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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.


This Bachelor of Education (Honours) specialisation qualifies graduates to teach children from Foundation to Year 12 (five to 18 years of age) in both primary and secondary schools. Students develop an understanding of how primary school aged children can be effectively and creatively taught in key curriculum areas including English, mathematics, creative arts, technology, science, health and physical education and social education. In addition, specific units for teaching Years 7 to 10 are covered. Secondary education studies focus on adolescent learning and the nature of education, classroom teaching and practice in schools, education and its relationship to society, and planning, implementation and evaluation of the school curriculum.


Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Education studies

Include building foundational knowledge and skills specific to educating young people and include learning and educational enquiry, child and adolescent development, classroom practice and inclusive education.

Students complete:

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF2210 Child and adolescent development
  • EDF2031 Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning
  • EDF2211 Classroom practice
  • EDF3210 Education policy and practice
  • EDF3211 Inclusive education: Teaching diverse learners
  • EDF4260 Curriculum, assessment and evaluation

Curriculum studies

Focus on how primary school aged children learn and how they can be effectively and creatively taught in key learning areas including English, mathematics, creative arts, technology, science, health and physical education and social education. Curriculum studies also focus on learning and teaching in secondary schools.

Students complete:

Discipline studies

Provide the opportunity to deepen subject knowledge in two discipline areas and qualify graduates to teach two learning areas in secondary schools. Students choose two disciplines from a wide range of offerings including, history, arts, science, mathematics, English, health, and information technology and computing.

Refer to the faculty's discipline studiesdiscipline studies ( list.

Discipline study 1

Discipline study 2

Professional studies

Comprise professional experience and research units. Students engage in research, develop understanding of professional identity and leadership, and gain practical teaching experience by completing fieldwork and 85 days of supervised professional experience in primary and secondary schools.

Students complete:

  • EDF1101 Fieldwork experience 1A (0 points)
  • EDF1102 Fieldwork experience 1B (0 points)
  • EDF2101 Professional experience 2A (0 points)
  • EDF2102 Professional experience 2B (0 points)
  • EDF3101 Professional experience 3A (0 points)
  • EDF3102 Professional experience 3B (0 points)
  • EDF4041 Professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4042 Professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement and leadership
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning
  • EDF4101 Research project in education

Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for course progression advice.


85 days of professional experienceprofessional experience ( completed in primary and secondary schools and 20 days of fieldwork.

Professional recognition

This specialisation is accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional registration and accreditationProfessional registration and accreditation ( for information.

Relevant courses

D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours)