This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education
|Total credit points required||60|
|Standard duration of study (years)||1 year FT, 2 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton) |
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1737|
NOTE: This course has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/2012-change-register.html.
This program of studies is designed for graduates who wish to become secondary school teachers. The course combines academic studies of the foundations of education with curriculum teaching units appropriate to the student's first degree and their chosen areas of teaching specialisation. Students will engage in a range of teaching and learning approaches, in university and fieldwork settings.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will:
Non-compulsory weekend schools may be offered in some units for off-campus students.
Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 50 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. Professional placement units are normally taken concurrently with enrolment in the core curriculum units and the curriculum specialism units. They provide supervised teaching practice in the teaching area of the student's curriculum units while on school placement.
For full-time students, placement is typically conducted in two blocks of five weeks, one each semester. For part-time students, it is typically conducted in four blocks of two to three weeks, one block in each of four semesters.
Those students who are employed in schools must complete a minimum of 50 per cent of supervised placement in a setting other than the school in which they are employed. Students will only be permitted to complete a placement in their place of employment if they receive the required level of supervision. Students must be available to undertake placements on a full-time basis and attend their placement for full days at times determined by the faculty.
Graduates are eligible for registration and employment as secondary school teachers in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.
The course comprises:
(a.) eight 6-credit-point units of study:
(b.) four three-credit-point professional placement units.
Some students may be required to attend sessions at a residential camp before the first teaching round.
Students select two of the following core curriculum units, or one core curriculum unit and one elective curriculum unit from the following list. Students are advised to consult the list of curriculum specialist units and their prerequisites before choosing the core curriculum units:
Students select two of the following curriculum specialism units. Students are advised to check the prerequisites for their specialism units before selecting their core curriculum units:
Please note the following:
(i.) some curriculum specialism units may only be available in off-campus mode every second year
(ii.) the availability of any of the curriculum specialism units from year to year is dependent on the faculty's ability to provide appropriate tutorial assistance, supervision and teaching practice facilities.
Students must satisfactorily complete all units and receive a satisfactory teaching assessment to be eligible for the award.
Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)