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D3005

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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education.

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

Course code

D3005

Credit points

204

Abbreviated title

BEd(Hons)/BSc

CRICOS code

082366B

Managing faculty

Education

Partner faculty

Science

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/)

Science: telephone +61 3 9905 4604, email sci-enquiries@monash.edu or visit http://monash.edu/science/current/undergraduate/help

Admission and fees

Find a CourseFind a Course (http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/D3005)

Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Double degree
Bachelor's entry-level honours

Standard duration

4 years FT

Full-time study only. Course equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study. To complete in 4 years students overload by 12 points in second and/or third year. This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years, and enrolment must be continuous.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

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

Award/s

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education
Bachelor of Science

The actual education award conferred depends on the education specialisation completed.

Description

This double degree course offers you the possibility of a career in science or science education. It will provide you with a high quality education in science and prepare you to offer your students the same in primary or secondary schools.

Secondary students will qualify as specialist science or mathematics teachers, while primary students will be qualified to teach across the school curriculum with highly valued specialist expertise in science related areas. In each case, you might also turn your skills to broader science education contexts such as science communication, museums and publishing.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Education

D3001 Bachelor of Education (Honours) is a specialist course that develops through the four themes of education studies, curriculum studies, discipline studies and professional studies. The nature and balance of units required among these themes will differ depending upon your specialisation.

Part A. Education studies

These studies provide the theoretical foundations of education that underpin the teaching and learning of children and young people in varied education settings. You will study contemporary theories of child or adolescent development, focusing on the age range relevant to your specialisation. You will also study sociology, psychology, diversity and inclusion, the broad principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, and develop an understanding of the relationship between education and society at local, national and global levels. These studies emphasise educational inquiry and will ensure that your teaching is informed by current research and practice. You will acquire the foundation to move into leadership roles as your career progresses.

Part B. Curriculum studies

These studies develop the knowledge and skills you will need to become a skilled and effective educator who is able to draw on an ever-growing and flexible repertoire of strategies to suit particular children, educational contexts and learning outcomes. You will learn how to design, plan and implement engaging, innovative and productive learning experiences in order to meet diverse learners' needs.

For students specialising in primary education, the focus of curriculum studies is on how primary school aged children learn and how you can effectively and creatively teach them in the key learning areas including English and literacies, mathematics, creative arts, technology, science, health and physical education, social education and studies of the environment and sustainability.

For students specialising in secondary education, the focus is on deepening your understanding of teaching and learning strategies, theories and practice related to your discipline, preparing you to engage secondary students in purposeful learning.

Part C. Discipline studies

These studies will develop your content knowledge in the subjects you will be teaching in schools or other education settings.

In primary education you will take discipline studies in a range of areas to complement teaching in the primary years. In this double degree course, you will take these studies within the partner degree course in disciplines of your choice.

In secondary education you will typically take discipline studies to teach two learning areas from a range of subjects. You will take these studies within the partner degree course in disciplines of your choice from the available specialist teaching areas.

Part D. Professional studies

These studies will provide you with an understanding of professional identity and leadership as well as professional experience through the completion of supervised placement in settings relevant to your teaching specialisation. Professional experience connects the theoretical components of the other themes with practical aspects of teaching and learning. The number of days of professional experience required for professional registration will depend upon your specialisation. You will also undertake research units to develop your understanding of research principles and methods and the skills and capacities to design and conduct research with some independence.

Science

S2000 Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Science specified study

This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to several science disciplines contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.

Part B. Science listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.

Requirements

Students must complete 204 points, of which 108 points are from the Bachelor of Education (Honours) (including all of the requirements in Part A, B and D) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Science (including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-d3005.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with either 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 (a minimum of 48 credit points must be at level 3 or higher). Note: This exit award does not qualify graduates to be registered or employed as teachers.
  • Bachelor of Science after completion of at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Science degree.

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