courses

1541

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 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 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/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.
  • 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 course combines specific studies in the arts 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 Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion 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.

For the outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts component of this double degree visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/courses/0002.html.

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 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 consists of studies in arts (96 points) and studies in education (96 points), incorporating compulsory and elective units, and teaching placements.

Areas of study

Arts

For a list of the arts disciplines available refer to the Faculty of Arts areas of study at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/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.) 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 levels.

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

Education component

Students must complete:

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

For the requirements of the education component, refer to the link under 'Areas 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)