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 enable you to work more broadly in community, recreational and sporting settings. You will qualify as a generalist primary school teacher, specialist health and physical education primary school teacher and a secondary school teacher with health and physical education as your specialist teaching areas. At the primary level, from Foundation to Year 6, you will develop an understanding of how primary school aged children learn and how they can be taught effectively and creatively across all primary curriculum areas such as: English and literacies, mathematics, humanities and social education, science, health and physical education, and the creative arts. At the secondary level you will focus on adolescent learning and the nature of secondary education including areas such as: classroom teaching and practice in schools, curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation, and 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 (30 points)
- Understanding learning and learners
- Understanding teaching for learning
- Fostering positive child and adolescent behaviour and development
- Inclusive education: Teaching diverse learners
- Curriculum, assessment and evaluation
Part B. Curriculum studies (102 points)
- Introduction to health and physical education
- Contemporary issues in health and physical education
- English education 1
- Mathematics education 1
- Education priorities
- Interdisciplinary studies in health and physical education
- Social and environmental influences on health and physical education
- Science education
- Mathematics education 2
- Community development and partnerships
- Digital technologies: Teaching, learning and the curriculum
- English education 2
- Creative arts education
- Humanities and social sciences in the primary and secondary years
- Developing literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
- Senior secondary physical education
- Senior secondary health education
Part C. Discipline studies (60 points)
- Sociocultural foundations of health and physical education
- Biophysical and behavioural foundations of health and physical education
- Motor control and skill acquisition
- Applied movement contexts in health and physical education 1
- Perspectives on health
- Leadership, policy and pedagogies in health and physical education
- Health, sustainability and wellbeing
- Applied movement contexts in health and physical education 2
- Inclusion and diversity in movement contexts
- Research project in education
Part D. Professional studies (12 points)
Students complete 85 days of supervised professional experience in primary and secondary schools.
- Secondary professional experience 1A (0 points)
- Secondary professional experience 1B (0 points)
- Primary professional experience 2A (0 points)
- Primary professional experience 2B (0 points)
- Primary professional experience 3B (0 points)
- Secondary professional experience 3C (0 points)
- Transition and professional engagement
- Primary professional experience 4A (0 points)
- Secondary professional experience 4B (0 points)
- Researching teaching and learning
85 days of professional experienceprofessional experience (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/professional-experience/placements/) completed in primary and secondary schools.
Special course requirements
Students must complete as part of their course requirements:
- AUSTSWIM certificate or Swim Teacher's Certificate (ASCTA)
- a First Aid certificate (minimum Level II).
Both certificates must be current at the time of course completion.
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.