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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; 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 area of study.

Undergraduate

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Education component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Education

Websites

Faculty of Education

Location

Clayton, Peninsula

This specialisation will qualify you to teach children aged five to 12 years in primary schools from Foundation to Year 6. You will develop an understanding of how primary school aged children learn and how they can be effectively and creatively taught across all primary curriculum areas. In doing so, you will develop your personal knowledge of the curriculum areas you will teach, such as English and literacies, mathematics, arts education, humanities and social education, science, health and physical education, and studies of the environment and sustainability. In the single degree course, you will complete additional discipline studies in English and literacy, or mathematics and numeracy, or languages.

Units

Requirements

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Education studies (42 points for the single degree course; 36 points for the double degree course)

Students complete:

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF2210 Child and adolescent development
  • EDF2031 Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning
  • EDF3211 Inclusive education: Teaching diverse learners
  • EDF4260 Curriculum, assessment and evaluation

Students in the single degree course also complete:

  • EDF3210 Education policy and practice

Part B. Curriculum studies (96 points for the single degree course; 54 points for the double degree course)

Students complete:

  • EDF2020 English and literacies 1
  • EDF2021 Mathematics and numeracy 1
  • EDF3021 Mathematics and numeracy 2
  • EDF3022 Arts education in the primary years
  • EDF4020 English and literacies 2
  • EDF4022 Humanities and social education in the primary years
  • EDF4023 Science and technology education in the primary years
  • EDF4024 Health and physical education for wellbeing in the primary curriculum
  • EDF4025 Studies of science, environment and sustainability

Students in the single degree course also complete:

  • EDF1028 Information and communication technologies across the curriculum
  • EDF1029 Learners with special needs in the primary classroom
  • EDF2006 Education priorities
  • EDF2028 Health, wellbeing and social learning in primary contexts
  • EDF2029 Active citizenship and community connections: Local and global
  • two undergraduate education electives*

* Electives can be chosen from the Discipline studies units below and where unsure, students should seek guidance from a Course Adviser.

Part C. Discipline studies (48 points for the single degree course; 96 points for the double degree course)

Students in the double degree course complete 96 points towards the partner degree.

Students in the single degree course complete:

  • EDF3023 Advanced pedagogy in the primary years A
  • EDF3024 Advanced pedagogy in the primary years B

And one of the discipline sequences below:

Leadership in English and literacy
  • EDF1151 Fundamentals of the English language
  • EDF1152 Reading and writing the world
  • EDF2151 New literacies
  • EDF2152 Diverse literacies
  • EDF3151 Literacy theory, policy and practice
  • EDF3152 Leading English and literacy
Leadership in mathematics and numeracy
  • EDF1161 Doing and learning mathematics
  • EDF1162 Subject knowledge for teaching: Number and algebra
  • EDF2161 Numeracy and mathematics for learning and life
  • EDF2162 Subject knowledge for teaching: Measurement and geometry
  • EDF3161 Subject knowledge for teaching: Statistics and probability
  • EDF3162 Leading mathematics and numeracy
LOTE (Languages other than English)

Students complete a sequence of six language units following the entry point guidelines and order prescribed under A2000 Bachelor of Arts. The following languages are available:

Part D. Professional studies (18 points)

Students complete 80 days of supervised professional experience in primary schools.

Students complete:

  • EDF1053 Primary professional experience 1A (0 points)
  • EDF1054 Primary professional experience 1B (0 points)
  • EDF2053 Primary professional experience 2A (0 points)
  • EDF2054 Primary professional experience 2B (0 points)
  • EDF3036 Professional studies
  • EDF3053 Primary professional experience 3A (0 points)
  • EDF3054 Primary professional experience 3B (0 points)
  • EDF4053 Primary professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4054 Primary professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning
  • EDF4101 Research project in education

Fieldwork

80 days of professional experienceprofessional experience (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/professional-experience/placements/) completed in primary schools.

Professional recognition

This specialisation is accredited by professional bodies. Refer to Professional registration and accreditationProfessional registration and accreditation (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/edu-04.html) for information.

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Honours) component in the following double degrees:

  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3007 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Business
  • D3003 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • D3008 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • D3006 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Fine Art*
  • D3009 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • D3004 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Music
  • D3005 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Science

* Visual arts specialisation only.