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 (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1633|
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This double degree course combines specific studies in science with those in education and prepares students for careers as secondary teachers and as specialists in one or more areas within the school curriculum. Students develop knowledge of the discipline areas they intend to teach in schools through study in the science degree. This knowledge is complemented in the education degree through education and curriculum majors which deepen students' understanding of teaching and learning strategies, education policy, theories and practice, and how to engage students in the secondary years in innovative and purposeful learning. 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 science component of this double degree refer to 0050 Bachelor of Science.
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 secondary 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 science (96 points) and studies in education (108 points), incorporating core, elective and professional experience units.
The science component consists of a major sequence in an area of science, along with a specified number and type of science units including a level one mathematics or statistics unit, and a level two science core unit covering scientific practice and communication.
Students in this course cannot take units from faculties other than the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Science.
The Faculty of Science requires science studies to be chosen from the science units listed in the section Science areas of study and sequencesScience areas of study and sequences (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html) in this Handbook.
Students must complete 16 units (96 credit points) of science units including:
(a.) a minimum of four level-one science units (24 points) covering:
(i.) at least two level-one approved science sequences. The approved level one sequences are listed in the Approved level one sequences in ScienceApproved level one sequences in Science (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/sci-sequences.html) section in this Handbook.
(ii.) at least one level one mathematics or statistics unit from:
(b.) one major sequence in a science area of study (48 points). The science major sequence must be chosen from the science areas of study for the campus on which the student is enrolled listed in the section Science units and sequencesScience units and sequences (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/sci-01a.html) in this Handbook.
(d.) a minimum of ten science units (60 points) at level two and three (including either SCI2010 or SCI2015), with at least four science units at level three. The studies in science must satisfy the requirements for employment laid down by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Students are advised to consult the VIT websiteVIT website (http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx) in consultation with their course adviser. Generally, to qualify for a secondary teaching method, a candidate will require a minimum of two years of full-time academic study in that discipline. There are additional requirements for some disciplines.
Within the science component a maximum of six level-one science units (36 points) can be taken overall.
The level one mathematics/statistics unit taken will depend on the mathematics background and interests as follows:
Students should contact the Faculty of Science before enrolling in any stage of the double degree, to ensure that the program they wish to follow will satisfy prerequisites necessary for higher stages. For information relating to course planning, science units and sequences students should refer to the Science Faculty informationFaculty information (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/sci.html) section of this Handbook.
Students must complete:
(a.) education major (54 points)
(b.) curriculum major (48 points)
(c.) education elective (6 points)
(d.) 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'.
Major and minor studies in science must satisfy the requirements for the study of two secondary teaching method units in their fourth year and the requirements for employment laid down by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Generally, to qualify for a secondary teaching discipline, a candidate requires a minimum of two years of full-time academic study in that discipline. There are additional requirements for some disciplines. Students should consult the VIT websiteVIT website (http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx) in consultation with their course adviser.
Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/maps/2014/2014-map-1633-bsc-bed-sec-dble.pdf) for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) for course progression advice.
Students may apply for admission to an honours program in science, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science requirements for the double degree course. Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double degree should consult the Faculty of Science regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for level three.
Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the science requirements for the double degree course.
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Science