Education and Science - D3005

Education and Science

Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

If you are passionate about science and about communicating it to others, this double degree course is a fantastic choice for you, offering you the possibility of a career in science or science education.

It will provide you with a high quality education in science and prepare you to offer your students the same in primary or secondary schools. Students specialising in secondary education will qualify as specialist science or mathematics teachers, while students specialising in primary education will be qualified to teach across the school curriculum but with highly valued specialist expertise in science related areas.

In each case, you might also turn your skills to broader science education contexts such as science communication, museums and publishing.

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

  • the Bachelor of Science.

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

There is always a high demand for science and mathematics teachers. Increasingly there is a call for primary teachers with specialist expertise who can support schools to improve children's learning in science and mathematics through the use of engaging and creative learning and teaching techniques.

A choice of 24 science majors and minors, spanning physics to plant sciences, biochemistry to geographical science, and psychology to mathematics, will provide you with a rich repertoire of study options. Taken together with your education studies, you can look forward to a highly rewarding career with two teaching specialisations.

You can also pursue a career in a wide range of professions that draw on your studies in science and in education, perhaps developing engaging programs for children visiting science centres or museums, or developing and publishing resources that engage the community with science. The options are broad and the choice is yours.

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At a glance

ATAR

85 Note Estimated clearly in ATAR
75.35 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer

^All domestic applicants with a score above the Clearly-in ATAR who meet the course prerequisites are offered a place. This is an estimate of what the the Clearly-in ATAR will be in 2017.

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)
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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

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL Units 1 & 2: satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 & 4: any mathematics Units 3 & 4: at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematical Methods (CAS), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology
IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL Successful completion of any mathematics subject One of Biology (any), Chemistry (any), Geography (any), Mathematics SL, Further Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL, Physics (any) or Psychology (any)

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.

Non-School leaver requirements

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

VET Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates: All applicants will be considered on academic merit.

University: Two single units satisfy minimum entry requirements, and studies that have a language or mathematics bias and/or relevance to education studies may assist in the selection procedure. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to admission.

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 Science:

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.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry

Course codes for applying directly to Monash:

  • Primary education - D30051
  • Secondary education - D30052

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)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$7700

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

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

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. 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 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.