Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science - 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 Science.

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

Course code

D3005

Credit points

204

Abbreviated title

BEd(Hons)/BSc

CRICOS code

082366B

Managing faculty

Education

Partner faculty

Science

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/)Science: telephone +61 3 9905 4604, email sci-enquiries@monash.edu or visit http://monash.edu/science/current/undergraduate/help

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

D3005 (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 Education (Honours) in Primary Education

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education

Bachelor of Science

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

Alternative exits

Bachelor of Education Studies

Bachelor of Science

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

Description

This double degree course offers you a high quality education in science and the possibility of a career in science or science education to inspire and engage young developing minds.

The course is available for either primary or secondary school teaching. Secondary education students will prepare as specialist science or mathematics teachers, while primary education students will be prepared to teach across the school curriculum with highly valued specialist expertise in science-related areas. In each case, you might also turn your skills to broader science education contexts such as science communication, museums and publishing.

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 S2000 Bachelor of Science component, of which:

  • at least 30 points and no more than 36 points of level 1 units must be completed
  • at least 60 points must be completed at levels 2 and 3
  • at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
  • you must complete the level one sequences at stage one before enrolling in level two science units

You should seek the advice of the Faculty of Education in choosing your major in the Bachelor of Science 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

Science component

Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course and it will provide you with a broad, general science education, as well as specialist training in one or more science disciplines.

Part A. Science specified study (48 points)

Although the requirements in Part A appear to exceed 48 points, a level 1 sequence is typically counted towards your major (Part B) and not towards Part A.

You must complete:

Level 1 sequences

a. At least two level 1 approved science sequences (24 points)

Normally, the units in a level 1 sequence are required for the completion of a related minor or major. The choice of level 1 sequences will influence your choice of level 2 and level 3 units and will lay the foundation for your major.

Mathematics and statistics unit

b. At least one of the following level 1 mathematics or statistics units (6 points) if not already taken as part of a level 1 approved sequence:

  • MTH1020 Analysis of change
  • MTH1030 Techniques for modelling
  • MTH1035 Techniques for modelling (advanced)
  • SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science

Note 1: The unit required in b. will depend on your mathematics background and interests.

SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning and STA1010 Statistical methods for science

  • Recommended for students planning to study areas where experimental design and data analysis skills are particularly important, such as the life sciences. SCI1020 is for students without a strong mathematics background, while STA1010 requires students to have studied VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 (or equivalent).

MTH1020 Analysis of change and MTH1030 Techniques for modelling

  • Recommended for students with an interest in mathematics and/or physics. MTH1020 requires students to have studied VCE Mathematical Methods (or equivalent). MTH1030 requires students to have studied VCE Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) or MTH1020.

Students with a strong mathematics background and a keen interest in the subject

  • could replace the unit MTH1030 with the advanced version MTH1035, and should seek permission to enrol in this unit at the Science Student Services office.
Additional level 1 units

c. Any additional level 1 units required to take the total level 1 science listed units to either 30 or 36 credit points. Level 1 science listed units are chosen from units listed under any major, extended major or minor offered in the Bachelor of Science or from the following:

  • MTH1010 Functions and their applications
  • SCI1200 Humans, evolution and modern society
  • SCI1300 Climate change: From science to society
  • SCI1400 From Galileo to GPS: How astronomy shapes our lives
  • SCI1800 The sustainable planet
Level 2/3 units

d. One unit (6 points) from:

  • SCI2010 Scientific practice and communication
  • SCI2015 Scientific practice and communication (advanced).

e. Any additional units required to make the total level 2 and 3 Bachelor of Science listed units to at least 60 points (inclusive of the unit in d. and the units in your major in Part B), with at least 24 points at level 3, chosen from:

  • SCI3910 Schools science project
  • SCI3920 Science industry placement
  • SCI3930 Career skills for scientists
  • units listed under any major, extended major or minor offered in S2000 Bachelor of Science

Part B. Science listed major (48 points)

You must complete one science listed major from those listed below. A major requires eight units with no more than two units at level 1 (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level 3. You may replace the major with an extended major by using the elective units available in Part A.

It is recommended that you consider completing level 2 units in more than one area of science to maximise your choice of major at level 3.

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

Minors, majors and extended majors

Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

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

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 points of study including a minimum of 96 points of education studies and a minimum of 48 points at level 3 or higher. Note: This exit award does not qualify graduates to be registered or employed as teachers.
  • Bachelor of Science after successful completion of 144 points of study, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Science degree
  • both awards after successful completion of 192 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 Science degree including a total of 144 points. The following honours course applies:

  • S3701 Bachelor of Science (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 units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units. Science students should refer to the honours prerequisites table.

Graduate coursework

Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Science may proceed to:

  • S5003 Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Malaysia only)
  • S6000 Master of Science (from 2019)
  • S6001 Master of Financial Mathematics*
  • S6002 Master of Environment and Sustainability**
  • S6003 Master of Mathematics (from 2019)

* Students completing a major in applied mathematics, financial and insurance mathematics, mathematical statistics, mathematics or pure mathematics are eligible to receive 24 points towards this course.

** Students completing a major in a cognate discipline including business, environmental science, humanities, science or social sciences are eligible to receive 24 points of credit towards this course.

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