Education and Music - D3004

Education and Music

Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

In this course you will advance your music skills, engage with the historical, creative, technical and cultural aspects of music, broaden your perspectives on music in the world, and lay the foundations for a highly rewarding career sharing all of this with children and young people as they in turn engage with music.

This double degree course will prepare you to teach in primary or secondary schools and beyond.  Students specialising in secondary education will qualify as specialist music teachers, while students specialising in primary education will be qualified to teach across the school curriculum but with invaluable specialist expertise in music, making them in great demand.

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 Music.

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

In music you will develop broad knowledge and will also specialise in one of performance, composition, ethnomusicology and musicology, or creative music technology. You will have a high quality music education, coached to capitalise on your creative potential and to excel, and you will learn how to provide the same for your future students.  Your education studies will provide knowledge of how children and young people learn and are taught both generally and in music, and also the skills needed to develop and implement effective learning experiences in music.

You will graduate ready to inspire young people in classrooms, and in rewarding environments beyond the classroom including choirs, instrumental ensembles, school and community productions, and therapeutic settings.

You will also be able to think independently about the issues surrounding music performance and promotion in the school and community.

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At a glance

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

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Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International 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/

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

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

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

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.

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

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...

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 entry requirements

Level B
IELTS: 6.5 (with individual band scores of Writing: 6.0, Listening: 6.5, Reading: 6.5 and Speaking: 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing 21, Listening 20, Reading 19, Speaking 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for international applicants:

Applicants must successfully complete an audition/composition submission. For more information refer to http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/music-auditions/before-you-register/.

Students must apply for a Working With Children Check and a Police Check.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

All other international applicants should apply directly to Monash.

Course codes for applying directly to Monash:

  • Primary education - D30041
  • Secondary education - D30042

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.

International fee

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

A$34,000

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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code(s):

  • Primary education - D30041: 082364D
  • Secondary education - D30042: 082364D

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 Music is a specialist course that develops through the themes of Music specialist study, Music theory and ear training, and Music context study:

A. Music specialist study

This sequence of units will provide you with specialist skills to undertake a final examination either through performance with your chief instrument or voice, or through a folio of compositions, creative music technology media or written work. Performance and other applied electives are also available.

B. Music theory and ear training

This will integrate the development of aural skills with the theoretical understanding of music through listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition.

C. Music context studies

These studies will expose you to the study of music and music making in various cultural, historical, social and professional settings through introductory units and a capstone experience.