Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Music - 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 Arts.

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

Course code

D3004

Credit points

204

Abbreviated title

BEd(Hons)/BMus

CRICOS code

082364D

Managing faculty

Education

Partner faculty

Arts

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

D3004 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist/Specialist
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 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 Education (Honours) in Primary Education

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education

Bachelor of Music

The education award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Alternative exits

Bachelor of Education Studies

Bachelor of Music

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

Description

In this double degree course you will advance your music skills, engage with the historical, creative, technical and cultural aspects of music, broaden your perspectives on music in the world, and lay the foundations for a highly rewarding career sharing all of this with children and young people as they in turn engage with music.

The course is available for either primary or secondary school teaching. Secondary education students will prepare as specialist music teachers, while primary education students will be prepared to teach across the school curriculum and will also have invaluable specialist expertise in music, making them in great demand.

In music you will develop broad knowledge and will also specialise in one of performance, composition, ethnomusicology and musicology, or creative music technology. You will have a high quality music education, coached to capitalise on your creative potential and to excel, and you will learn how to provide the same for your future students. Your education studies will provide knowledge of how children and young people learn and are taught both generally and in music, and also the skills needed to develop and implement effective learning experiences in music.

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, B and C as described below in A2003 Bachelor of Music component.

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

Music component

Bachelor of Music is a specialist course that develops through the themes of music specialist study, music theory and ear training, and music context study.

Part A. Music specialist study (36 points)

You must complete the specified six units for one of the following specialisations. To avoid exceeding the standard three year course duration students must enrol in the music specialist study 1 and 2 units in their first year of study, then progress to the music specialist study 3 to 6 units in the following years. Students must pass each unit sequentially.

Creative music technology

  • ATS1048 Creative music technology 1
  • ATS1049 Creative music technology 2
  • ATS2129 Creative music technology 3
  • ATS2130 Creative music technology 4
  • ATS3142 Creative music technology 5
  • ATS3143 Creative music technology 6

Ethnomusicology and musicology

a. One of the following pairs of units:

b. the following units:

  • ATS2804 From the erotic to the exotic: Music in the nineteenth century
  • ATS2805 Music, identity and place
  • ATS3144 Music research in the digital age
  • ATS3153 Music research project

Music composition

Music performance

Part B. Music theory and ear training (24 points)

  • ATS1899 Music theory and ear training 1
  • ATS1900 Music theory and ear training 2
  • ATS2901 Music theory and ear training 3
  • ATS2902 Music theory and ear training 4

Part C. Music context study (36 points)

  • ATS1345 Music and history
  • ATS1346 Music and culture
  • ATS2333 Jazz history or ATS2900 Writing about music: Headlines and hashtags or ATS2331 Music overseas study program 1 or ATS2332 Music overseas study program 2
  • ATS2687 The ethnomusicology of improvisation or ATS2060 The art of teaching music performance
  • ATS3061 Music in Australia
  • ATS3094 The music business: How to be successful in the music industry

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 Music after successful completion of 144 credit points of study, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the Bachelor of Music 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 Music degree including a total of 144 points. The following honours course applies:

  • A3702 Bachelor of Music (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. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.

Postgraduate coursework

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) may be eligible for up to 48 points of credit in 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.