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D3001

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course 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 course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course codeD3001
Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBEd(Hons)
CRICOS code082360G
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT

Full-time study only. Course equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study. To complete in 4 years students overload by 12 points in second and/or third year. Note: Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Music is 216 credit points, equivalent to 4.5 years of full-time study. To complete in 4 years students overload by 12 points in second year and 12 points in third year. This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years, and enrolment must be continuous.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, City (Melbourne), Peninsula)
Off-campus (Singapore)

On-campus (Clayton)(Clayton) (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/courses/index-bycampus-clayton.html) (primary and secondary double degrees)

This course requires students to undertake off-campus professional experience.

Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/D3001
Contact details

Monash Connect: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)

Faculty of EducationFaculty of Education (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/contact/)

Course coordinator

Student advisersStudent advisers (http://www.monash.edu.au/education/current-students/contact/)

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This course prepares graduates for careers as educators in the early years sector, primary schools or secondary schools or in some cases a combination of these. Students learn how to work with children and young people with varied needs to develop creative, intellectual, physical, personal and social capabilities and how to foster their learning in diverse ways. Students develop skills and knowledge to be able to teach in learning areas including the arts and music, English, mathematics, civics and citizenship, physical education, health and wellbeing, science and humanities. The course also develops knowledge in a range of education priority areas. Students build knowledge of teaching and learning through practical experiences throughout the course in urban, rural, remote or international settings and schools.

Specialisations

Double degrees

The Bachelor of Education (Honours) is available as a double degree in the following courses.

Primary education specialisation

  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3005 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • D3006 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Visual Arts

Secondary education specialisation

  • 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

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

(1.) demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills and capabilities relevant to their specialisation and discipline(s)

(2.) understand education policy, theories, research principles and methods and apply these to their pedagogical practice

(3.) understand and implement relevant curriculum and pedagogy for learners in Australian and international contexts

(4.) understand the ways in which environmental, social and economic conditions of learners influence their education

(5.) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the educational issues associated with diversity and inclusion

(6.) develop teaching and learning strategies and understandings that encompass differentiated and inclusive approaches appropriate for diverse learners in varied contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their histories, languages and cultures

(7.) engage learners and communities in education for a more equitable and sustainable world

(8.) work independently and collaboratively as professional beginning educators to solve complex problems in educational contexts

(9.) use and creatively integrate information and communication technologies to enhance learning

(10.) demonstrate a high level of competence as knowledgeable, articulate and reflective practitioners positioned to become future leaders in education

(11.) engage with relevant professions and communities to become ethical leaders and practitioners who critically respond to education priorities and who can apply understanding of legal responsibilities to their work

(12.) design and conduct research to develop their understanding of the field of education

(13.) demonstrate understanding of and commitment to continued professional learning to improve practice.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have studied at the tertiary level may be eligible for credit for prior studies.credit for prior studies. (http://monash.edu/education/future-students/apply/credit/) Refer to the Early years educationEarly years education (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/aos/early-years-education/hons-edu-early-years-education.html) and the Early years and primary educationEarly years and primary education (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/aos/early-years-and-primary-education/hons-edu-early-years-and-primary-education.html) entries for specific credit information for these specialisations.

Mandatory checks and security clearances

Before participating in a professional placement in any educational setting students must meet specific security clearancessecurity clearances (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/professional-experience/placements/security-checks-required/) that apply to the state or territory in which the placement is being undertaken.

Fieldwork

Students must satisfactorily complete supervised professional experienceprofessional experience (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/edu-03.html) as outlined for their specialisation. For advice on professional experience intervention, support and unsatisfactory progress refer to the Professional experience intervention and support policyProfessional experience intervention and support policy (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/policies-and-procedures/professional-experience-intervention-and-support-policy/).

Professional recognition

The specialisations in this course are accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional registration and accreditationProfessional registration and accreditation (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/edu-04.html) for information.

Structure

The course comprises four themes:

Education studies

Units provide a comprehensive study of the theoretical foundations of education, teaching and learning in varied education settings. Learning is informed by research and practice to develop students' understanding of the relationship between education and society at local, national and global levels. By the final year, professional knowledge and skills required to take on leadership roles in education are developed.

Curriculum studies

Units develop students to be skilled, critical and effective educators who understand what and how children and young people learn. Students learn how to design, plan and implement engaging, innovative and productive learning experiences and how to meet diverse learners' needs.

Discipline studies

Units develop students' content knowledge in the subjects that teachers teach in schools or other education settings. In the Early Years Education specialisation, discipline studies are integrated into curriculum studies units. In all other specialisations, students take discipline sequences. In double degree courses, the partner degree course meets the requirements for discipline studies.

Professional studies

Students gain professional experience through the completion of supervised placements in settings relevant to their teaching specialisation. Placements connect the theoretical components of the other themes with practical aspects of teaching and learning. Students also undertake research units in which they develop knowledge of research principles and methods, and the skills and capacities to design and conduct research with some independence.

Requirements

Students must complete:

(A.) 108 points in the Bachelor of Education (Honours) comprising themes in:

(1.) education studies

(2.) curriculum studies

(3.) professional studies

(B.) 96 or 108 points of discipline studies taken either as:

(1.) 96 points in a single degree

(2.) 96 points or 108 points in a double degree to fulfil the requirements of the partner degree course.

For the units required in each theme, refer to the links under 'Specialisations' above.

Refer to the course mapscourse maps (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/maps/2015/) for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Progression to further studies

Postgraduate coursework

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) may be eligible for up to 48 points of credit in masters courses offered in the faculty:

  • D6002 Master of Education
  • D6003 Master of Counselling
  • D6004 Master of Leadership
  • D6005 Master of TESOL
Postgraduate research

Students who achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 65 per cent (high credit) in their fourth year, and a minimum mark of 65 per cent (high credit) in EDF4100 (Researching teaching and learning) and EDF4101 (Research project in education) may be eligible to apply for entry into 0077 Master of Education, which is a research degree by thesis.

Students who achieve a minimum weighted average mark of 70 per cent (distinction) in their fourth year, and a minimum mark of 70 per cent (distinction) in EDF4100 (Researching teaching and learning) and EDF4101 (Research project in education) may be eligible to apply for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Within the PhD course, an additional 40 hours of research program design to support independent research development is mandatory, to be completed within the first six months of candidature.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Bachelor of Education Studies* after successful completion of 144 credit points of study with a minimum of 48 credit points at level 3 or higher.

* Note: This exit award does not qualify graduates to be registered or employed as teachers.

Students in double degree courses who wish to graduate with the partner degree course must have completed at least 144 credit points of study, including all of the partner degree course requirements.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years Education
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Special Education
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Health and Physical Education

Double degrees

  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education

The actual education award conferred depends on the education specialisation completed.