Education and Arts - D3002

Feed your curiosity, broaden your career options and inspire the next generation of young minds. At Monash, that’s what we offer (and more) with a double degree in Education and Arts.

Breaking down this degree

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending on your specialisation, you’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and either the:

Specialise in primary education and you’ll be able to teach across the school curriculum, with particular expertise in one or two fields. Specialise in secondary education and you’ll qualify as a subject specialist teacher in two secondary areas.

What you’ll be learning

This degree paves the way to some fascinating areas of study across the arts, humanities and social sciences.

With all kinds of majors and minors to choose from, you could delve into history, politics, music, human rights, linguistics, economics or any other area you’re especially interested in.

Combined with your education studies, you’ll learn how to be an innovative and effective teacher, with the capacity to bring out the best in young people.

Look ahead to an exciting career

Our graduates go on to become leading teachers. Beyond this, they also make an impact on the world stage, contributing to public debate, policy development and community action.

With this double degree, you might be surprised by the range of career options on the table, particularly in areas such as publishing, editing and writing, community program development and education journalism.

About registration and accreditation

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All primary and secondary education specialisations are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) using national accreditation standards.
  • This means your qualification will be accepted in Victoria and all other Australian states and territories.

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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Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG)

GIG is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash single or double degree students to one of six destinations.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

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 test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. The test is designed to evaluate an applicant's suitability for the teaching profession.

To register for your sitting or find out more about the test visit https://takealtus.com/

Please note we only require the Casper test; Snapshot by Altus is not accepted.

Casper is only available online and can only be taken once per admission cycle and prior to your Monash course commencement date. To ensure you meet the Casper deadlines for your application go to https://takealtus.com/dates-times/

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

Special Requirement

Literacy and Numeracy Test:

All students enrolled in Australian initial teacher education courses must achieve a satisfactory standard in the National Literacy and Numeracy Test by 31 December in the first year of enrolment or, if you don’t enrol in a full study load in the first year, by the end of the teaching period in which you have attempted 48 credit points of study, unless a different completion date has been determined for you in consultation with the faculty's Literacy and Numeracy Development Team.

Working with Children Check:

Before participating in a professional experience placement in any educational setting, students must meet specific security clearances that apply to the state or territory where the placement is being undertaken.

Immunisations:

Before participating in professional experience in an education setting you must meet immunisation requirements.

Inherent requirements

To complete your degree, you will need to demonstrate that you have the abilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve specific core learning outcomes, these are called inherent requirements.

Find out more about inherent requirements for this course.

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications.

To support your preparedness for teaching in an increasingly diverse, complex and changing world, the Bachelor of Education (Hons) is organised around four themes. Each theme has been curated around specific professional knowledge and teaching skills required to engage students of various ages and developmental stages, in their learning. The four themes are:

A. Education studies:

These units focus on the core discipline of education including an examination of the learning and teaching relationship, fostering of positive behaviour, and classroom practice.

B. Curriculum studies:

With a focus on the Victorian curriculum, you will learn how to design, plan and implement engaging learning experiences in order to meet diverse learners' needs. You will develop your own knowledge and skills in key learning areas relevant to the educational level of your specialisation.

C. Discipline studies:

Designed to develop your content knowledge in the key learning areas that you will be teaching in schools or other education settings, the discipline studies units will provide you with a focused sequence of study, that will deepen and advance your knowledge in your teaching specialist areas.

D. Professional experience:

The professional experience component is an opportunity for you to build connections between the education, curriculum and discipline theme unit content and apply these in a professional context where you will work collaboratively with sector professionals whilst on placement.

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.

For further information visit the course handbook entry.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Apply through VTAC

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)

A$9500

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$28,500

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.