Course

Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)

Approved Abbreviation: MTeach(Bir-5/Bir-12)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1691.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 071442G


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2011.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2010 - 1691.1 Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)

The Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth -12 Years) provides students with key knowledge, skills and understandings required for working as a qualified teacher with children and their families in prior to school and primary school settings. There is a strong emphasis throughout the course on curriculum and pedagogies relevant to both prior to school and school based settings. This course would be appropriate for people wanting to work as a qualified teacher in preschool, long day care or in a primary school setting. The course includes professional experience placements in prior to school and school settings. There is an early exit point of a Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) for students who want a Birth - 5 qualification only.

Study Mode
Two and a half years full-time. Graduates of the UWS Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) - two years accelerated full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Denise FraserEnquirieseducation@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
This course is accredited with the NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT).

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Additional information for applicants:

Applicants must meet the Key Learning Area requirements of the Australian Institute of Teaching Standards and Leadership.

Where these requirements are not met, applicants may be offered concurrent enrolment in up to four undergraduate units of study.

Eligible internal students for the Transition to Teaching offer into the Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years) course will be contacted by email to their student email account with the steps to continue their study. Further information on admission to postgraduate courses is available on the Postgraduate Admissions section of the University's website.

http://www.uws.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/applying_to_study/postgraduate

For applicants external to the University, applications for the Master of Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) course must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

http://www.uws.edu.au/international

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Completion Prerequisites (from 2016 onwards)

Prior to graduating students must:

• Satisfactorily complete the literacy and numeracy TEST for Initial Teacher Education Students

Link to literacy and numeracy test.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Government Policies: Education employers have special staff requirements and policies that apply to intending students of education courses. At entry, this involved signing a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010.

Course Structure

Master of Teaching (Birth to 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)

For graduates of the Western Sydney University Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) only who receive 30 credit points advanced standing for 101627 - Connecting Communities in Early Childhood Education; 101647 - Play Development and Learning; and 101648 - Early Intervention and Prevention in Early Childhood Contexts.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of the core units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

Year 1

1H session

101802Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology

Note: From 2018, students are advised to select the equivalent unit 102603 Early Mathematics and Numeracy in place of 101802 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology.

101103Fostering Creativity in Children's Learning
101628Global Literacies
101629Healthy Identities

2H session

101630Managing Child and Family Services
101803Literacy in the Early Years
101098Curriculum for Under Threes
101107Early Childhood Professional Experience 1

Year 2

1H session

101625Inclusive Practices
101105Prosocial Learning Environments
101099Engaging Children in Curriculum
101108Early Childhood Professional Experience 2

Students can exit at this point with the Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years) or continue with Birth-12 Years.

2H session

101582Primary Human Society and its Environment
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
101604Primary Professional Experience

Master of Teaching (Birth to 12 Years)

For graduates who have an undergraduate degree other than a Western Sydney University Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of the core units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

Year 1

1H session

101628Global Literacies
101802Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology

Note: From 2018, students are advised to select the equivalent unit 102603 Early Mathematics and Numeracy in place of 101802 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology.

101647Play Development and Learning
101629Healthy Identities

2H session

101648Early Intervention and Prevention in Early Childhood Contexts
101803Literacy in the Early Years
101098Curriculum for Under Threes
101107Early Childhood Professional Experience 1

Year 2

1H session

101625Inclusive Practices
101103Fostering Creativity in Children's Learning
101099Engaging Children in Curriculum
101108Early Childhood Professional Experience 2

2H session

101583Primary Science & Technology
101630Managing Child and Family Services
101105Prosocial Learning Environments
101627Connecting Communities in Early Childhood Education

Students can exit at this point with the Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years) or continue with Birth-12 Years.

Year 3

1H session

101582Primary Human Society and its Environment
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101604Primary Professional Experience

Master of Teaching (Birth to 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)

For graduates of the Western Sydney University Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) only who receive 30 credit points advanced standing for 101627 - Connecting Communities in Early Childhood Education; 101647 - Play Development and Learning; and 101648 - Early Intervention and Prevention in Early Childhood Contexts.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of the core units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Mid-year Intake

Recommended sequence

Year 1

2H session

101103Fostering Creativity in Children's Learning
101105Prosocial Learning Environments
101628Global Literacies
101629Healthy Identities

Year 1

1H session

101802Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology

Note: From 2018, students are advised to select the equivalent unit 102603 Early Mathematics and Numeracy in place of 101802 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology.

101803Literacy in the Early Years
101098Curriculum for Under Threes
101107Early Childhood Professional Experience 1

Year 2

2H session

101583Primary Science & Technology
101630Managing Child and Family Services
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101604Primary Professional Experience

Year 2

1H session

101625Inclusive Practices
101099Engaging Children in Curriculum
101582Primary Human Society and its Environment
101108Early Childhood Professional Experience 2

Master of Teaching (Birth to 12 Years)

For graduates who have an undergraduate degree other than a Western Sydney University Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching).

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of the core units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

2H session

101648Early Intervention and Prevention in Early Childhood Contexts
101647Play Development and Learning
101628Global Literacies
101629Healthy Identities

Year 2

1H session

101802Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology

Note: From 2018, students are advised to select the equivalent unit 102603 Early Mathematics and Numeracy in place of 101802 Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology.

101803Literacy in the Early Years
101098Curriculum for Under Threes
101107Early Childhood Professional Experience 1

Year 2

2H session

101583Primary Science & Technology
101630Managing Child and Family Services
101103Fostering Creativity in Children's Learning
101627Connecting Communities in Early Childhood Education

Year 3

1H session

101625Inclusive Practices
101105Prosocial Learning Environments
101099Engaging Children in Curriculum
101108Early Childhood Professional Experience 2

Students can exit at this point with the Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years) or continue with Birth-12 Years.

Year 3

2H session

101582Primary Human Society and its Environment
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101604Primary Professional Experience


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