Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts - 2018

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Arts.

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

Course code

D3002

Credit points

204

Abbreviated title

BEd(Hons)/BA

CRICOS code

082361G

Managing faculty

Education

Partner faculty

Arts

Coordinator

Student advisersStudent advisers (http://www.monash.edu.au/education/current-students/contact/)

Contact details

Monash Connect: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)Faculty of EducationFaculty of Education (http://monash.edu/education/current-students/contact/)

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

D3002 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT

Full-time study only.

Course equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study. To complete in four years students overload by 12 points in second and/or third year.

Students have a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

This course requires students to undertake off-campus professional experience.

Award

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education

The education award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Alternative exits

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Education Studies

Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

Arts at Monash provides a comprehensive gateway to a wide range of fascinating areas of study across the arts, humanities and social sciences. Pair this with the degree in education and you can share that fascination with the next generation of young people, inspiring and engaging young developing minds.

The course is available for either primary or secondary school teaching. Secondary education students will prepare as specialist teachers in two secondary teaching areas, while primary education students will be prepared to teach across the school curriculum but with specialist expertise in one or two fields.

Requirements

The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 204 points:

1. 108 points must be completed in Parts A, B and D of your chosen specialisation as described below in D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours) component.

Refer to D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours) single degree entry for the details of the following mandatory course requirements:

  • National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students
  • Professional experience

2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in A2000 Bachelor of Arts component, and:

  • no more than 36 points can be completed at level 1
  • at least 24 points must be completed at level 3

You should seek the advice of the Faculty of Education in choosing your major in the Bachelor of Arts component to ensure that you meet the requirements for registration as a specialist teacher.

Education component

The course develops through the four themes of: Part A. Education studies, Part B. Curriculum studies, Part C. Discipline studies (taken within the partner degree course) and Part D. Professional studies. The nature and proportion of units among these themes will differ depending upon your specialisation. The two specialisations available are:

Primary Education Specialisation

Part A. Education studies (36 points)

You must complete:

  • EDF1303 Understanding learning and learners
  • EDF1304 Understanding teaching for learning
  • EDF2210 Fostering positive child and adolescent behaviour and development
  • EDF2031 Indigenous perspectives on teaching and learning
  • EDF3211 Inclusive education: Teaching diverse learners
  • EDF3218 Curriculum, assessment and evaluation

Part B. Curriculum studies (54 points)

You must complete:

  • EDF2020 English and literacies 1
  • EDF2021 Mathematics and numeracy 1
  • EDF3021 Mathematics and numeracy 2
  • EDF3025 Studies of science, environment and sustainability
  • 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
  • EDF4026 Arts education in the primary years

Part D. Professional studies (18 points)

You will complete 80 days of supervised professional experience in primary schools.

  • 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)
  • EDF3053 Primary professional experience 3A (0 points)
  • EDF3054 Primary professional experience 3B (0 points)
  • EDF4006 Transition and professional engagement
  • EDF4053 Primary professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4054 Primary professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning
  • EDF4101 Research project in education

Secondary Education Specialisation

Part A. Education studies (36 points)

You must complete:

  • EDF1303 Understanding learning and learners
  • EDF1304 Understanding teaching for learning
  • EDF2005 Professional responsibilities, practice and relationships
  • EDF2007 Adolescent development and learning
  • EDF3007 Developing multiple literacies in education
  • EDF3009 Schooling, education and equity: Local and global perspectives

Part B. Curriculum studies (54 points)

You must complete:

  • EDF2006 Education priorities
  • EDF2008 Becoming a specialist teacher
  • EDF3010 Curriculum development and innovative practice
  • EDF4004 Curriculum, assessment and education policy
  • Method unit 1A*
  • Method unit 1B*
  • Method unit 2A*
  • Method unit 2B*
  • an undergraduate education elective

* Corresponds to the discipline studies taken in the partner degree. Refer to the secondary specialist/discipline areas, prerequisites, and units.

Part D. Professional studies (18 points)

You will complete 80 days of supervised professional experience in primary and secondary schools.

  • EDF1055 Secondary professional experience 1A (0 points)
  • EDF1056 Secondary professional experience 1B (0 points)
  • EDF2055 Secondary professional experience 2A (0 points)
  • EDF2056 Secondary professional experience 2B (0 points)
  • EDF3055 Secondary professional experience 3A (0 points)
  • EDF3056 Secondary professional experience 3B (0 points)
  • EDF4006 Transition and professional engagement
  • EDF4055 Secondary professional experience 4A (0 points)
  • EDF4056 Secondary professional experience 4B (0 points)
  • EDF4100 Researching teaching and learning
  • EDF4101 Research project in education

Arts component

Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course and in the double degree course you complete Arts specified study and an Arts listed Major.

Part A. Arts specified study (48 points)

This will expose you to several arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

You must complete:

a. an arts minor (24 points) with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1

b. a further 24 points of arts units which can be used to:

  • broaden your studies in arts
  • study a second minor
  • add to your minor to create a second major
  • add to your major in Part B to create an extended major where available.

You must choose your minor from one of the arts areas of study listed under Part B and any remaining units in this Part must be from those offered by the Faculty of Arts.

It is recommended that you complete level 2 units in more than one area of arts to give you options for finalising your choice of major at level 3.

Part B. Arts listed major (48 points)

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

You must complete:

  • an arts listed major (48 points) with no more than two units at level one (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level three.

You must choose these 48 points from the arts areas of study listed below.

You may add to your major to form an extended major where available by using arts units from Part A.

If you intend to progress to an honours year, you must have completed a major in a related discipline, with a minimum of 24 points of study at level 3 to be eligible.

Arts areas of study

Note: Psychology is taught by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

The table of minors, majors and extended majors by campus details if an area of study is available as a minor, major or extended major.

Alternative exits

You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with either or both of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Bachelor of Education Studies after successful completion of 144 credit points of study, including a minimum of 96 credit points of education studies and a minimum of 48 credit points at level 3 or higher. Note: This exit award does not qualify graduates to be registered or employed as teachers.
  • Bachelor of Arts after successful completion of 144 credit points of study, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Arts
  • both awards after successful completion of 192 credit points of study, including the requirements for each award listed above

Note: You cannot exit with a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education or Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education.

Progression to further studies

Honours

You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed all of the requirements for the Arts degree including a total of 144 points. The following honours course applies:

  • A3701 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.

Postgraduate coursework

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) may be eligible for up to 48 points of credit in master's courses offered in the faculty including:

  • D6003 Master of Counselling
  • D6002 Master of Education (coursework)
  • D6004 Master of Leadership
  • D6005 Master of TESOL

Postgraduate research

Graduates who achieve an average mark of at least 65 per cent are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate of Educational Research, which can lead to a graduate research course.