Specialisation

Key Program - Secondary Teaching

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: MT3041.1

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


Related Courses

3778.1 Bachelor of Mathematics

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


There is a high demand for mathematics teachers throughout Australia, with Western Sydney identified as a particular high-demand location by the NSW Department of Education. Building on the Bachelor of Mathematics, this major equips graduates with additional knowledge and skills in contemporary educational concepts. After completing the Bachelor of Mathematics (Secondary Education), graduates can enrol in a postgraduate course to become accredited teachers. The core units of the Bachelor of Mathematics meet the NESA requirements for Mathematics as a first teaching area, and students can choose elective units to qualify for another teaching area to gain additional options for employment.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal A/Professor Volker Gebhardt
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal A/Professor Volker Gebhardt
Penrith Campus Internal A/Professor Volker Gebhardt

Key Program Structure

All students must complete sub-major SM1100 Education Studies plus four units from one of the alternate pools.

SM1100 Education Studies

A minimum of 30 credit points at Level 3 is required across all Secondary Teaching major units.

Note: The core units of 3778 Bachelor of Mathematics meet the NESA requirements for Mathematics as a first teaching area.

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Students may choose four units from the following alternate pools

Mathematics/Physics

300828 Physics 1
300829 Physics 2
300930 Classical Physics and Advanced Technologies
301392 Quantum Physics

Note: from 2021 this unit replaces 300923 Quantum Physics

301262 Classical Physics

Note: In combination with the core units of 3778 Bachelor of Mathematics, completing four units from this pool meets the NESA requirements for Mathematics/Physics as a first teaching area.

Information Processes and Technology

300104 Database Design and Development
300565 Computer Networking
300095 Computer Networks and Internets
300166 Systems and Network Management
300147 Object Oriented Programming
300096 Computer Organisation
300130 Internet Programming

Note: Completing four units from this pool meets the NESA requirements for Information Processes and Technologies as an additional teaching area.

Software Design and Development

300585 Systems Analysis and Design
300144 Object Oriented Analysis
300147 Object Oriented Programming
300096 Computer Organisation
300130 Internet Programming
300698 Operating Systems Programming
300960 Mobile Applications Development

Note: Completing four units from this pool meets the NESA requirements for Software Design and Development as an additional teaching area.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Spring

Two units from Secondary Teaching major

Year 2

Autumn

One unit from Secondary Teaching major

Spring

One unit from Secondary Teaching major

Year 3

Autumn

Two units from Secondary Teaching major

Spring

Two units from Secondary Teaching major

Recommended Sequence

Part-time

Year 1

Spring

One unit from Secondary Teaching major

Year 2

Spring

One unit from Secondary Teaching major

Year 4

Autumn

One unit from Secondary Teaching major

Spring

One unit from Secondary Teaching major

Year 5

Autumn

One unit from Secondary Teaching major

Spring

One unit from Secondary Teaching major

Year 6

Autumn

One unit from Secondary Teaching major

Spring

One unit from Secondary Teaching major



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