Education and Arts - D3002

Education and Arts

Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

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 a degree in Education and you can share that fascination with the next generation of young people - inspiring and engaging young developing minds.

This double degree course will prepare you either for primary or secondary school teaching. Students specialising in secondary education will qualify as subject specialist teachers in two secondary teaching areas, while students specialising in primary education will be qualified to teach across the school curriculum but with particular expertise in one or two fields.

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of:

  • the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education, or
  • the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education,

and also

  • the Bachelor of Arts.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Education (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either Education or in an Arts field.

Within the Arts degree, a wide choice of majors and minors, spanning literary studies, politics, music, history, geography, sociology, indigenous studies, linguistics, film and screen, communications, and a range of language and cultural areas, will provide you with a rich repertoire of study pathways. Taken together with your education studies, these will prepare you for a highly rewarding career.

Our graduates become leaders in teaching practice, but beyond this, they also lead in public debate, policy development and community action across the world. You can also pursue a career in a wide range of professions that draw on your major studies in arts and which are complemented by your education studies, perhaps publishing, editing and writing, community program development or education journalism.

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At a glance

Please select a Specialisation to see ATAR requirements.

^All domestic applicants with a score above the Lowest Selection Rank who meet the course prerequisites are offered a place. This is an estimate of what the the Lowest Selection Rank will be in 2018.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration This course is equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study and offered only in accelerated mode to complete in 4 years.
Start date First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

CASPer

All applicants must sit CASPer. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher education courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online tool designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information visit https://takecasper.com/. CASPer can only be taken online, on specific dates between September and January. To ensure you meet the CASPer deadlines for your application go to https://takecasper.com/test-dates/

ATAR requirements

Please select a Specialisation to see ATAR requirements.

^All domestic applicants with a score above the Lowest Selection Rank who meet the course prerequisites are offered a place. This is an estimate of what the the Lowest Selection Rank will be in 2018.

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL

Maths
Units 1 & 2: satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 & 4: any mathematics

Sciences/Other
N/A

IB subjects

English
At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Maths
At least 3 in any mathematics subject

Sciences/Other
N/A

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

VET Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants who are applying with a Humanities, Social Science or Education based diploma will require an average result of at least 70%. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

VET Certificate IV graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a Humanities, Social Science or Education based Cert IV will require an average result of at least 80%. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. No credit is granted for these studies.

Entire academic record:This course use the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

University: To be considered on the basis of tertiary study alone, applicants who have completed VCE or equivalent will be required to complete the equivalent of one year (48 credit points) of a recognised university degree and will require an average result of at least 60% (including failed units). For applicants who have completed less than the equivalent of one year of study, both the senior secondary qualification results and the units completed will be considered. For applicants who do not have any formal qualifications completion of two single units at an Australian higher education or equivalent overseas educational institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but four units are recommended to be competitive for selection, especially in Humanities, Social Science or Education areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies (including failed units). Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

If you don't have the entrance requirements above, you'll be able to gain entry to this course by completing the Diploma of Higher Education, Diploma of Tertiary Studies, Monash Access Program, Monash College or Diploma of Children's Services (graded).

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for domestic applicants:

Extra requirements for Education:

VTAC Non Year 12 applicants only - Complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement detailing relevant work experience, community involvement and evidence of how you have fulfilled the equivalent of the listed mathematics prerequisite units.

Extra requirements for Arts:

Not applicable

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Course codes for applying directly to Monash:

  • Primary education - D30021
  • Secondary education - D30022

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2020 rates and should only be used as a guide.

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$6566

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$26,100

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Placement connects the theoretical components of the other themes with practical aspects of teaching and learning. The number of days of placement 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.

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

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.

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.