This specialisation will prepare you to teach children and adolescents from five to 18 years of age in primary and secondary schools from Foundation to Year 12 and will equip you with specialist knowledge and skills for working in inclusive and special education settings. You will develop a knowledge and understanding of learning as a developmental continuum and will learn to employ a diverse pedagogical toolbox to meet the differentiated learning needs of students across the learning spectrum. At the primary level, from Foundation to Year 6, you will develop an understanding of how primary school aged children learn, including those with special needs, and how they can be taught effectively and creatively across all primary curriculum areas such as: English and literacies, mathematics, geography, history, civics and citizenship, science, health and physical education, and the creative arts. At the secondary level, Year 7 to Year 12, your unit choices within your discipline studies sequence will determine in which area you become a specialist secondary teacher. You will focus on adolescent learning and the nature of secondary education, especially for students with special needs, including areas such as: classroom teaching and practice in schools, curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation, education and its relationship to society.
This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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 component of any bachelors double degrees.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Part A. Education studies (42 points)
- Understanding learning and learners
- Understanding teaching for learning
- Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning
- Fostering positive child and adolescent behaviour and development
- Classroom practice
- Education policy and practice
- Curriculum, assessment and evaluation
Part B. Curriculum studies (72 points)
- English education 1
- Mathematics education 1
- Science education
- Mathematics education 2
- English education 2
- Creative arts education
- Integrated approaches to science learning and teaching
- Humanities and social sciences in the primary and secondary years
- Developing literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
- Health and physical education
- Method unit 1A*
- Method unit 1B*
* Corresponding to the additional discipline study taken in Part C below. Refer to the secondary specialist/discipline areas, prerequisites and unitssecondary specialist/discipline areas, prerequisites and units (http://www.monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/units/secondary-specialisms).
Part C. Discipline studies (84 points)
- Foundation to inclusive education
- Using assessment to respond to diversity across the school years
- Understanding behaviour in classrooms and schools
- Learning and teaching for students with diverse needs in various education settings
- Curriculum in inclusive education
- Teaching and learning of students needing increased support
- Researching teaching and learning
- Research project in education
- six-unit discipline study chosen from the discipline studies listdiscipline studies list (http://www.monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/units/secondary-specialisms), which comprises either six units in the same area with at least 12 points at each of levels 2 and 3 or four units in one area with at least 12 points at level 2 plus two units in a related area
Part D. Professional studies (6 points)
Students complete 85 days of supervised professional experience in primary schools, secondary schools and special education settings and an additional 30 to 40 hours of fieldwork.
- Fieldwork experience 1A (0 points)
- Fieldwork experience 1B (0 points)
- Professional experience 2A (0 points)
- Professional experience 2B (0 points)
- Professional experience 3A (0 points)
- Professional experience 3B (0 points)
- Transition and professional engagement
- Professional experience 4A (0 points)
- Professional experience 4B (0 points)
85 days of professional experienceprofessional experience (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/professional-experience/placements/) completed in primary and secondary schools, including special education settings, and 30 to 40 hours of fieldwork.
This specialisation is accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional recognitionProfessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/edu-04.html) for information.
Related areas of study
Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:
- D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours)
Students in other single bachelor's degrees or Bachelor or Education (Honours) double degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.