Specialisation

Major - Secondary Teaching

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1134.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

2804.1 Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
2804.2 Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


The Secondary Teaching major is comprised of the four initial units from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or three units from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM. These units are broadly structured for students to investigate the underlying principles and concepts in adolescent development, diversity and social justice, skills in the design of learning experiences along these principles, and putting their application into practice. Available to all students in a Pathway to Teaching (Secondary) degree, enrolment is dependent on the successful completion of 160 credit points in the undergraduate program. Students are also offered the flexibility to study subject content units in either Modern History, Geography and Urban Studies, Mathematics, Studies of Religion or English to form their second teaching area. This major, together with a Business major articulates into a Master of Teaching postgraduate qualification in Secondary Teaching, and leads to opportunities for employment across Australia as well as internationally.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Jaydene Barnes
Penrith Campus Internal Jaydene Barnes

Major Structure

Students must successfully complete 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

All units in this major are 10 credit points and are arranged in pools of which the Secondary Teaching Pool is mandatory.

Students have a choice of either History and Political Thought, Geography and Urban Studies, Mathematics, Studies of Religion or English, as shown below.

Students must complete the following four compulsory core units

Secondary Teaching Pool

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students must have successfully completed 160 credit points before enrolling in any of the following four post graduate units.

102081 Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086 Designing Teaching and Learning
102605 Professional Practice Community Engagement

Students must then choose one of the following five areas

  • 1. History and Political Thought or
  • 2. Geography and Urban Studies or
  • 3. Mathematics or
  • 4. Studies of Religion or
  • 5. English

History and Political Thought

Important Note: To meet NESA subject area teaching requirements students who aim to qualify as modern history teachers must complete one unit of Ancient History. This may be attained by completing one of the following units: 102814 History of the Ancient World, 100244 Ancient Western Culture: Periclean Athens, or 102492 Catastrophe: The Environmental History of the Ancient and Modern World. It is also strongly recommended that students select at least one Australian history unit.

Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

Students must complete one of

102768 When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950
102000 Modern European History and Politics

Students must then complete three units from the following pool:

102814 History of the Ancient World
101882 A History of Modern Global Buddhism
100244 Ancient Western Culture: Periclean Athens
101967 Cultural History of Books and Reading
100861 Empire: European Colonial Rule and its Subjects, 1750-1920
100001 Keeping the Past
102002 Religion and the Origins of Modern Science
102423 War
102004 Australian Colonial History
102835 Catastrophe: The Environmental History of the Ancient World
101799 Convicts and Settlers - Australian History 1788 - 1840
101999 Twentieth Century Australia
102766 Historical Methodologies
101830 WWII in Asia and the Pacific
102003 Comparative Nationalism
102007 Ethics in Historical Perspective
102516 Australian History Around Us

Or

Geography and Urban Studies

Students must complete the following units

101646 Analysis of Spatial Data
101645 Transport, Access and Equity

Students must then complete two units from the following pool

101589 Cities: Introduction to Urban Studies
101590 Cultural and Social Geographies
101591 The Economics of Cities and Regions
101694 Geographies of Migration

Or

Mathematics

Students must complete the following four units

300672 Mathematics 1A
300673 Mathematics 1B
200028 Advanced Calculus
200027 Linear Algebra

Or

Studies of Religion

Students must complete at least one of the following units

101359 Sociology of Religion
101965 Philosophy of Religion
102734 History of Religion

Students must then complete three additional units. Additional units to complete the sub-major can be chosen from the above three units or from the pool units listed below

102823 Islam: Past, Present and Future
102294 Islam in the Modern World
102002 Religion and the Origins of Modern Science
101882 A History of Modern Global Buddhism
102184 History of Muslim Civilisations and Ideas
102495 Mystical Islam: The Emergence of Sufism in World History

Or

English

Students must complete the following two units

100641 Approaches to Text
101907 Introduction to Literary Studies

Students must then complete two units from the following pool

101909 Methods of Reading
102765 The Value of Literature
101917 Representing Everyday Life in Literary and Visual Cultures
102205 Children's and Young Adult Fiction
100893 The Novel
100964 Introduction to Film Studies


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