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4208

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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 titleBASS/BEd(Pri)
CRICOS code074394J
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4208
Contact details

http://www.education.monash.edu.au/contacts/

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.
  • This course is only available to students admitted through approved articulation pathways.
  • Full-time study only.
  • This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.

Description

This course combines specific studies in the arts and social sciences with the theory and practice of primary teaching. The education degree provides a comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical foundations of education, curriculum studies and practical experiences in schools and other appropriate settings, with the opportunity to gain overseas or remote practical experiences. Students must complete both courses in four years of full-time study at a normal course load for each year.

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).

Refer to 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences for the outcomes of the arts and social sciences component of this double degree.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • effectively plan and deliver primary school educational programs
  • understand and engage in curriculum development and comprehend the key areas of learning taught in primary schools
  • articulate how child development underlies professional practice and the philosophical underpinnings of primary teacher education
  • understand and appreciate the cultural contexts of schooling and the diversity of the student population
  • respond to the needs of children, their families and communities in a flexible and innovative way.

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 for full days 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 and social sciences (96 points) and studies in education (96 points), incorporating compulsory and elective units, and teaching placements.

Areas of study

Requirements

Arts and social sciences component

Students must complete:

(a.) an arts and social sciences major (48 points)

(b.) an arts and social sciences minor in a different area of study (24 points)

(c.) a first-year arts and social sciences sequence in a third area of study (12 points)

(d.) another 12 points of arts and social sciences at first, second or third-year levels.

For the requirements of the available arts and social sciences disciplines, refer to the list under the 'Areas of study'.

Education component

Students must complete:

First-year

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1*
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2*

Second-year

Third-year

Fourth-year

* Includes a number of days of professional placement. Refer to unit entry for details.

Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/courses/maps/2014/2014-map-4208-bass-bed-prim-gipp.pdf) for the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Primary) for course progression advice.

Alternative exit(s)

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the arts and social sciences requirements for the double degree course.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Education (Primary)