Education and Science - D3005

Sharing a love for science is just as rewarding as learning about it. In this double degree, you’ll inspire students to develop their knowledge, tap into their curiosity and achieve their goals.

Breaking down this degree

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

Specialise in primary education and you’ll be able to teach across the school curriculum, with particular expertise in science-related areas. Specialise in secondary education and you’ll qualify as a specialist science or mathematics teacher.

What you’ll be learning

On top of your foundational science studies, you’ll have an extensive range of majors and minors to choose from. From physics to plant sciences, biochemistry to psychology, geographical science to mathematics, this is your opportunity to delve into an area you’re particularly 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 scientific curiosity in young people.

Look ahead to an exciting career

There’s always high demand for science and mathematics teachers, both in primary and secondary schools. But with this double degree, your options certainly aren’t limited to the classroom.

You could turn your skills to a range of careers in science communication and education, whether that’s in museums, science centres or even publishing. The options are diverse,  and the choice is yours.

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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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 must 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.

Professional experience expenses

You are responsible for any expenses incurred while undertaking professional experience (e.g. transport, equipment, immunisations, security checks and clearances).

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 studies

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

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.

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.

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.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2022 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$7000

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$37,300