Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce - 2018

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Business and Economics.

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

Course code

D3003

Credit points

204

Abbreviated title

BEd(Hons)/BCom

CRICOS code

082365C

Managing faculty

Education

Partner faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinator

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

Contact details

Monash Connect: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)Faculty of EducationFaculty of Education (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/contact/)

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

D3003 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT

Full-time study only.

Course equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study. To complete in four years students overload by 12 points in second and/or third year.

Students have a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

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

Award

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education

The education award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Alternative exits

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Education Studies

Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

This double degree course gives you the option of a professional career in commerce, or as an educator who will form the next generation of young people, inspiring and engaging young developing minds.

The course is available for either primary or secondary school teaching. Secondary education students will prepare as specialist teachers in accounting, economics or management studies, while primary education students will be prepared to teach across the school curriculum with an accompanying in-depth knowledge of commerce-related fields. Either way you will have a firm foundation in business skills that are increasingly important in the school sector.

Requirements

The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 204 points:

1. 108 points must be completed in Parts A, B and D of your chosen specialisation as described below in D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours) component.

Refer to D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours) single degree entry for the details of the following mandatory course requirements:

  • National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students
  • Professional experience

2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in B2001 Bachelor of Commerce component of which:

You should seek the advice of the Faculty of Education in choosing your major in the Bachelor of Commerce component, to ensure that you meet the requirements for registration as a specialist teacher.

Education component

The course develops through the four themes of: Part A. Education studies, Part B. Curriculum studies, Part C. Discipline studies (taken within the partner degree course), and Part D. Professional studies. The nature and proportion of units among these themes will differ depending upon your specialisation. The two specialisations available are:

Primary Education Specialisation

Part A. Education studies (36 points)

You must complete:

  • EDF1303 Understanding learning and learners
  • EDF1304 Understanding teaching for learning
  • EDF2210 Fostering positive child and adolescent behaviour and development
  • EDF2031 Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning
  • EDF3211 Inclusive education: Teaching diverse learners
  • EDF3218 Curriculum, assessment and evaluation

Part B. Curriculum studies (54 points)

You must complete:

  • EDF2020 English and literacies 1
  • EDF2021 Mathematics and numeracy 1
  • EDF3021 Mathematics and numeracy 2
  • EDF3025 Studies of science, environment and sustainability
  • EDF4020 English and literacies 2
  • EDF4022 Humanities and social education in the primary years
  • EDF4023 Science and technology education in the primary years
  • EDF4024 Health and physical education for wellbeing in the primary curriculum
  • EDF4026 Arts education in the primary years

Part D. Professional studies (18 points)

You will complete 80 days of supervised professional experience in primary schools.

  • EDF1053 Primary professional experience 1A (0 points)
  • EDF1054 Primary professional experience 1B (0 points)
  • EDF2053 Primary professional experience 2A (0 points)
  • EDF2054 Primary professional experience 2B (0 points)
  • EDF3053 Primary professional experience 3A (0 points)
  • EDF3054 Primary professional experience 3B (0 points)
  • EDF4006 Transition and professional engagement
  • EDF4053 Primary professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4054 Primary professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning
  • EDF4101 Research project in education

Secondary Education Specialisation

Part A. Education studies (36 points)

You must complete:

  • EDF1303 Understanding learning and learners
  • EDF1304 Understanding teaching for learning
  • 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

Part B. Curriculum studies (54 points)

You must complete:

  • EDF2006 Education priorities
  • EDF2008 Becoming a specialist teacher
  • EDF3010 Curriculum development and innovative practice
  • EDF4004 Curriculum, assessment and education policy
  • Method unit 1A*
  • Method unit 1B*
  • Method unit 2A*
  • Method unit 2B*
  • an undergraduate education elective

* Corresponds to the discipline studies taken in the partner degree. Refer to the secondary specialist/discipline areas, prerequisites and units.

Part D. Professional studies (18 points)

You will complete 80 days of supervised professional experience in primary and secondary schools.

  • 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 Transition and professional engagement
  • EDF4055 Secondary professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4056 Secondary professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning
  • EDF4101 Research project in education

Commerce component

Students must complete units as specified in Parts A and B (96 points).

In choosing your units you must ensure that you complete no more than 10 level 1 units (60 points), and that you complete at least six units (36 points) at level 3 of which at least four units (24 points) must be commerce units.

The course progression map will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Part A. Commerce specified study (48 points)

This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of commerce and expose you to several commerce disciplines. This will contribute breadth to your knowledge of commerce and address the graduate course outcomes. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.

a. Students complete 6 units (36 points):

  • ACC1100 Introduction to financial accounting or ACC1200 Accounting for managers
  • BTC1110 Commercial law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

b. Students complete one elective unit (6 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics on the Clayton campus

c. Students complete one capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.

Note: Only students completing Accounting, Management studies and Economics have space available to undertake a 12 point capstone unit.

Capstone unit

  • BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
  • BEX3500 Current issues in commerce

Corporate project

International experience

  • ACX3500 International study program in accounting
  • BEX3622 Issues in global business
  • BEX3722 Engaging with international business
  • BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • MKX3521 Global study programs in marketing

Internships

Part B. Commerce listed major (48 points)

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.

Complete one commerce listed major from your campus of enrolment. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.

Depending on the major you choose, you may have already studied one of the units as part of your commerce specified study. If so, you must complete an additional commerce unit offered at the Clayton campus to bring the combined commerce study to at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

If you intend to undertake an honours year, you should ensure you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.

Minors and majors

Refer also to the table of minors and majors which also details if an area of study is available as a minor or major.

You should seek the advice of the Faculty of Education in choosing your major in the Bachelor of Business component to ensure that you meet the requirements for registration as a specialist teacher.

Alternative exits

You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with either or both of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Bachelor of Education Studies after successful completion of 144 credit points of study including a minimum of 96 credit points of education studies and 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.
  • Bachelor of Commerce after successful completion of 144 credit points of study, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the Bachelor of Commerce degree
  • both awards after successful completion of 192 credit points of study, including the requirements for each award listed above

Note: You cannot exit with a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education or Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education.

Progression to further studies

Honours

You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed all of the requirements for the Commerce degree including a total of 144 points. The following honours course applies:

  • B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. In addition, some majors require particular units to be taken for admission to honours. the details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.

Postgraduate coursework

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

  • D6003 Master of Counselling
  • D6002 Master of Education (coursework)
  • D6004 Master of Leadership
  • D6005 Master of TESOL

Postgraduate research

Graduates who achieve an average mark of at least 65 per cent are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate of Educational Research, which can lead to a graduate research course.