courses

2025

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 titleBMus/BEd
CRICOS code064783A
Total credit points required216
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2025
Contact details

Education Student Services: telephone +61 3 9905 2888, email education.clayton@monash.edu or visit www.education.monash.edu Arts Student Services: telephone +61 3 9905 2107, email www.arts.monash.edu.au/contact-us/ or visit www.arts.monash.edu.au/future/undergraduate/

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. In order to complete the degree within four years it is necessary for students to overload by 12 points of music study in third year and 12 points of education study in fourth year.
  • This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.

Description

On completion of the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (secondary) program of studies, graduates will have a sound preparation for entry into the music education and training professions. The course design draws on important traditional approaches to teaching and learning, and brings together the latest theory, practice and research. There is an emphasis on ethical reflexive practices and the development of an engaged professional identity.

Outcomes

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

  • have developed rich and integrated theoretical perspectives on teaching and learning as well as the culture and contexts of schooling
  • have linked these theoretical perspectives to different educational contexts and be able to use these linkages to inform and develop their practice
  • have developed a high level of competence as knowledgeable, reflective, research oriented and articulate practitioners
  • be self-sufficient and independent as beginning teachers in a secondary context generally and in the specific areas of humanities education that they select for study in their Bachelor of Music.

For description and objectives for the music component of this double degree visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/courses/0821.html

Fieldwork

Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 80 days of satisfactory supervised school experience, with some placement being undertaken in each year of the course. In first, second and third year, placements are tied to education units offered. In fourth year, the 50 days of placement are tied to the four professional experience units. These placements involve a program of field visits to different educational sites and include structured teaching experience.

For full time students placement is typically conducted in two blocks of five weeks, one each semester. For part time students it is typically conducted in four blocks of two to three weeks, one block in each of four semesters. These units are taken concurrently with enrolment in the core curriculum units and the curriculum specialism units. They provide supervised teaching practice in the teaching area of the student's curriculum units while on school placement.

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 secondary 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 music and studies in education incorporating compulsory and elective units, and teaching placements.

Requirements

Music component

Studies in music (108 points) comprises:

(a.) a chief music major (48 points)

(b.) two music minors (48 points)

(c.) further third year level music units (12 points)

For information on the requirements for these areas of study visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/aos/music/ug-arts-music.html

Education component

Studies in education (108 points) comprising:

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

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

Students need to be aware that their major and minor studies in music must satisfy the requirements for the study of two curriculum specialism units in their fourth year and the requirements for employment laid down by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Students are advised to consult the VIT website at http://www.vit.vic.edu.au in consultation with their course adviser.

Generally, to qualify for secondary curriculum specialism units, a candidate will require a minimum of two years of full-time academic study in that discipline. There are additional requirements for some disciplines.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Music