courses

3717

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 titleBMus/BEd(Pri)
CRICOS code064765C
Total credit points required204
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/3717
Contact details

Education Student Services: telephone +61 3 9904 4291, email education.peninsula@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

Education: http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/course-advisers.html; Music: Dr Thomas Reiner (Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Clayton)

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 in the third year.
  • First year education units and all music units are undertaken at Clayton campus. Second, third and fourth year education units are taken at Peninsula campus. This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.

Description

This course combines specific studies in music 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.

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 Music component of this double degree visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/courses/0821.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 music (108 points) and studies in education (96 points), incorporating compulsory and elective units, and teaching placements.

Areas of study

Requirements

Music component

Students must complete:

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

(b.) a music minor (24 points)

(c.) a first-year level music sequence (12 points)

(d.) further third-year level music units (24 points).

For the requirements of the music component, refer to the link under '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 Music prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the music requirements for the double degree course.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Music