courses

1541

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBA/BEd
CRICOS code064762F
Total credit points required192
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

Telephone +61 3 9904 4291 or email education.peninsula@monash.edu or visit http://www.education.monash.edu.

Course coordinator

http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/student-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.
  • 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

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (primary) combines specific studies 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. When students take the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education double degree, they are able to complete both courses in four years of full-time study at a normal course load for each year.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • acquired the skills that will effectively allow them to plan and deliver primary school educational programs
  • gained an understanding of curriculum development and the significance of the key areas of learning taught in primary schools
  • developed knowledge about child development underlying professional practice and an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of primary teacher education
  • understood and appreciated the cultural contexts of schooling and the diversity of the student population
  • developed the capacity to be responsive to the needs of children, their families and communities in a flexible and innovative way.

For objectives of the Arts component of this double degree visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/courses/0002.html

Fieldwork

Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 80 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. Those students who are employed in schools must complete a minimum of 50 per cent of supervised placement in a setting other than the school in which they are employed. Students will only be permitted to complete a placement in their place of employment if they receive the required level of supervision. 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 registration 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 comprises studies in arts and studies in education incorporating compulsory and elective units, and teaching placements.

Requirements

Arts component

Studies in arts (96 points) includes:

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

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

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

(d.) another 12 points of arts at first, second or third-year level

Refer to the Faculty of Arts areas of study in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html for a list of the arts disciplines available.

Education component

Studies in education (96 points) includes:

  • a series of units relating to the theory and practice of education, teaching and curriculum
  • fieldwork placements.

For full details on the education requirements refer to the 'Education - Primary' 'area of study' at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/aos/education---primary/.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Education