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1541

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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

Managing facultyEducation
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA/BEd(Prim)
CRICOS code064762F
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1541
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or http://www.education.monash.edu.au/

Course coordinator

http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/course-advisers.html

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Full-time study only. This course is 4.25 years of full-time study. In order to complete the degree within four years it is necessary for students to overload by 12 points in the second year.
  • First year education units and all arts units are undertaken at Clayton campus. Second, third and fourth year education units are undertaken at Peninsula campus. This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.

Description

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.

Outcomes

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:

  • understand leading-edge theories and evidence-based research on child development and primary school education issues to inform their teaching and learning beliefs and practices
  • select and creatively integrate information communication technologies to advance children's learning
  • develop productive and meaningful relationships with families and the broader community to enrich the lives of learners and to develop respectful and inclusive practices
  • critically consider a range of perspectives, including spatial, temporal and sociological views, and respond to diversity in primary schools
  • understand and implement the Australian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum (http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/) and appropriate pedagogy for learners in the Australian and international context
  • engage with the primary education profession to become ethical leaders and practitioners who can develop curriculum, pedagogy and programs that meet diverse learners' needs
  • understand primary education (ages 5 to 12) as a complex, critical period of learning and development for school-aged children
  • contribute to a multi-disciplinary, professional approach to support the development of young learners.

Credit for prior studies

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).

Mandatory checks and security clearances

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.

Fieldwork

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.

Professional recognition

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.

Structure

This course consists of studies in arts (96 points) and studies in education (108 points), incorporating core, elective and professional experience units.

Areas of study

Arts

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).

Education

Requirements

Arts component

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/).

Education component

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.

Progression to further studies

Students interested in further studies in honours in their arts major discipline should contact the Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Arts (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/contact-arts/).

An honourshonours (http://www.edu.monash.edu/courses/honours/) program in education may be undertaken by graduates of this course who achieve a distinction average in their final two years of study.

Alternative exit(s)

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.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Education (Primary)