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 students from 12 to 18 years of age in secondary schools in specific curriculum areas. Students develop an understanding of adolescent learning and the nature of education, classroom teaching and practice in schools, education and its relationship to society and curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation. Students complete units which qualify them to teach up to Year 12 in two specialist teaching areas. The Secondary Education specialisation is taken as a double degree; the unit choices within the partner degree course determine which subjects graduates are qualified to teach in secondary schools.


Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Education studies

Include adolescent learning, curriculum and assessment, student diversity and inclusion.

Students complete:

  • 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
  • EDF3009 Schooling, education and equity: Local and global perspectives

Curriculum studies

Focus on deepening students' understanding of teaching and learning strategies, theories and practice related to their discipline and prepare them to engage secondary students in purposeful learning.

Students complete:

* Refer to the Secondary teaching specialist areas and prerequisitesSecondary teaching specialist areas and prerequisites (

Discipline studies

Are undertaken in the partner degree of arts, commerce, music, science or visual arts. Studies in these degrees provide the knowledge required to become teachers in school subject areas including English, mathematics, science, history, social education, languages, the arts, business and music.

Students should consult a Faculty of Education student adviser regarding their choice of majors within the partner degree course to ensure they are fulfilling the requirements of the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) (

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 80 days of supervised professional experience in secondary schools.

Students complete:

  • EDF1055 Secondary professional experience 1A (0 points)
  • EDF1056 Secondary professional experience 1B (0 points)
  • EDF2055 Secondary professional experience 2A (0 points)
  • EDF2056 Secondary professional experience 2B (0 points)
  • EDF3055 Secondary professional experience 3A (0 points)
  • EDF3056 Secondary professional experience 3B (0 points)
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement and leadership
  • EDF4055 Secondary professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4056 Secondary professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning
  • EDF4101 Research project in education

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


80 days of professional experienceprofessional experience ( completed in secondary schools.

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)
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3003 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • D3004 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Music
  • D3005 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • D3006 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Visual Arts