This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and 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||204|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Peninsula)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1541|
This double degree course combines specific studies in arts with those in education and prepares students for careers as teachers in primary schools. The course develops students' understanding of child development, educational theories and practice and how to involve children from age 5 to 12 years in engaging, innovative and purposeful learning. The education and curriculum majors give students extensive understanding of teaching and learning strategies, education policy, theories and practice, and develop knowledge about teaching the primary school curriculum. Opportunities to learn through practical experiences in schools are provided throughout the course in urban, rural, remote and international schools. This double degree enables students to pursue professional learning opportunities in areas beyond education.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).
For the outcomes of the arts component of this course refer to 0002 Bachelor of Arts.
Upon successful completion of the education component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
Students who have studied before may be eligible for credit for prior studiescredit for prior studies (http://www.education.monash.edu.au/students/prospective/credit.html).
Before participating in a professional placement in any educational setting students must meet specific security clearancessecurity clearances (http://www.education.monash.edu.au/placements/clearances/) that apply to the state or territory where the placement is being undertaken.
Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 80 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. Students will only be given permission to complete a placement in their place of employment in exceptional circumstances and if they will receive the required level of supervision. Where permission is granted, students will not be permitted to undertake more than 50 per cent of the placement in their place of employment. Students must be available to undertake placements on a full-time basis and attend their placement at times determined by the faculty.
Graduates are eligible for registrationregistration (http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx) and employment as primary 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.
This course consists of studies in arts (96 points) and studies in education (108 points), incorporating core, elective and professional experience units.
For a list of the arts disciplines available refer to the Faculty of Arts areas of studyareas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html).
Students must complete:
(a.) an arts major (48 points)
(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)
(c.) additional elective arts units to make up a total of 96 points
By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Arts (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/contact-arts/).
Students must complete:
(a.) education major (48 points)
(b.) curriculum major (60 points)
(c.) professional experience units to complete 80 days of teaching practice (0 points)
For details of the units required for the education component, refer to the link under 'Areas of study'.
Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/maps/2014/2014-map-1541-ba-bed-prim.pdf) for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Primary) for course progression advice.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the arts requirements for the double degree course.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Education (Primary)