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. In addition students complete a sequence of units in special education that equips them with the specialist knowledge and skills for working in inclusive and special education settings.


Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Education studies

Include a focus on 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
  • 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 the 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 special education and another discipline area and qualify graduates to teach in special education settings and one other learning area in secondary schools. Students choose a discipline from a wide range of disciplines including history, arts, science, mathematics, English, health, and information technology and computing.

Students complete:

Special education

  • EDF1551 Foundations to inclusive education
  • EDF1552 Using assessment to respond to diversity across the school years
  • EDF2551 Understanding behaviour in classrooms and schools
  • EDF2552 Learning and teaching for students with diverse needs in various education settings
  • EDF3551 Curriculum in inclusive education
  • EDF3552 Teaching and learning of students with complex needs
  • EDF4101 Research project in education
  • EDF4551 Collaborative principles, partnerships and procedures

Second discipline

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 schools, secondary schools and special education settings.

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)
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement and leadership
  • EDF4041 Professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4042 Professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning

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


85 days of professional experienceprofessional experience ( completed in primary and secondary schools, including special education settings, 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)