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.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
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 proportion 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.
You will also develop your own knowledge and skills in key learning areas relevant to the educational level of your specialisation, deepening your understanding of teaching and learning strategies, theories and practices related to the subjects you will be teaching.
Part C. Discipline studies
These studies will develop your content knowledge in the subjects you will be teaching in schools or other education settings. Through a focused sequence of study, you will deepen and advance your knowledge in your teaching specialist areas or in foundational disciplines such as English and literacy or mathematics and numeracy. In the double degree course, your discipline studies are taken within the partner degree course. The disciplines available depend upon your specialisation.
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.
A2000 Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
Part A. Arts specified study
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.
Part B. Arts listed major
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.
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 Arts (including all of the requirements in Part A and B).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-d3002.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.
Students 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: Students cannot exit with a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education or Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education.