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Master of Teaching (Primary)

Approved Abbreviation: MTeach(Prim)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1781.3

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 067904F


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 2H 2018 or later.

For Commencement Year 2H 2017 to 1H 2018 - please refer to: 1781.2 Master of Teaching (Primary)

For Commencement Year 2015 to 1H 2017 - please refer to: 1781.1 Master of Teaching (Primary)

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.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a professional teaching qualification for students possessing an appropriate bachelor’s degree. It prepares graduates for careers in primary school settings and other educational fields in New South Wales for professional program accreditation with NSW Education Standards Authority. The degree provides deep engagement in primary education, on campus and in schools, through innovative approaches to teaching and learning. It involves students in engaged learning and work integrated learning, through placements in agencies and schools. There are two exit points, the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) and Master of Educational Studies, for students not seeking a professional teaching qualification.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Maree SkillenEnquirieseducation@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
WSU OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
WSU OnlinePart TimeOnline See above

Accreditation
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a professional teaching qualification for students possessing a relevant bachelor`s degree. It has been professionally accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority. Graduates will meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with at least eight units (equivalent of one year) of study in at least one area relevant to primary teaching in order to meet the curriculum requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority. Where these requirements are not met, applicants may be offered concurrent enrolment in up to four undergraduate units of study.

From 2021: Prospective students apply for admission to the online version of the course directly through WSU Online. A student’s eligibility will be assessed according to the existing admission criteria.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Current Western Sydney University students in WSU Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) and Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary) can apply via the Western Sydney University Transition to Teaching. Applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 4.0 in undergraduate study. Current students transitioning from approved Western Sydney Pathway to Teaching programs are not included in this GPA requirement.

All other applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via 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.

International Office

International students who did not complete their undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English Language proficiency requirements and must provide evidence to satisfy the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as in the following:

1. An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows:

• Overall score of 7.5 with:

• a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and

• a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.

The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 24-month period prior to submitting an application.

Or

2. An applicant has completed study assessed by AITSL as comparable to at least four years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education (university) study, that results in a qualification/s comparable to the education level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher (must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification) undertaken in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States. Details of acceptable proof are available on The University's International website

International - Entry requirements

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.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Prior to enrolling, students in units 102792 Professional Experience 1, 102793 Professional Experience 2 must:

• Satisfactorily complete Child Protection Awareness training

Link to Child Protection Awareness Training

• Satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check

Link to Working with Children Check

• Satisfactorily complete Anaphylaxis training

Link to Anaphylaxis training

QuEST - NON-ACADEMIC CAPABILITIES SELECTION

From 2018 students with an offer to enrol in an accredited initial teacher education course are required to complete an online interview to assess your capabilities, in other words, your talents and personal attributes that are relevant to the teaching profession. Western Sydney University refer to this compulsory assessment as QuEST about which you will receive an email prior to the start of the teaching session. Refer to the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) website for more information and the Selection Guidelines: Factsheet

Additional Requirement:

Satisfactorily complete the School of Education Academic Literacy and Numeracy TASK for unit 102792 Professional Experience 1.

Course Completion Prerequisites

Prior to graduating and prior to enrolment in unit 102793 Professional Experience 2 students must:

• Satisfactorily meeting the standard on the Literacy and Numeracy TEST for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE).

Link to National Literacy and Numeracy TEST

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students should note that core units are now taught in semesters, rather than half yearly sessions.

Students can exit with the 1782 - Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) on completion of 80 credit points of study selected from the Master of Teaching (Primary) units.

1782 - Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST for Initial Teacher Education students

Requirements from 2H 2018 to Autumn 2020

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following two units: 102074 Primary Professional Practice 2 and 102075 Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies in the recommended sequence below.

These students should complete two units from the list as advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

1859 - Master of Educational Studies

Requirements from Spring 2020

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete unit 102074 Primary Professional Practice 2/102793 Professional Experience 2 in the recommended sequence below.

These students should complete one unit from the Master of Educational Studies list below and be eligible to graduate with the alternate award of Master of Educational Studies.

1859 - Master of Educational Studies

Recommended sequence - On-campus

Course Structure for BA Pathway to Teaching Primary students who complete 40 credit points of the M Teach as part of the Education Studies Major in the BA

Accelerated Full-time mode (1 year)

Note: Only those students with a GPA 5 for their first four units of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode. Students are to maintain a GPA of 5 in order to enrol in their subsequent accelerated semester of study. That is, only students with a GPA of 5 or above can undertake 5 units of study in a semester.

Year 1

Autumn session

Module 2

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102792Professional Experience 1
101579Primary English and Literacy 1
101580Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
102072Primary Health and Physical Education

Spring session

Module 3

101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102793Professional Experience 2
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2

Summer A session

101585Primary Creative Arts
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

Module 2

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102792Professional Experience 1
101579Primary English and Literacy 1
101580Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Spring session

Module 3

102072Primary Health and Physical Education
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101585Primary Creative Arts
101583Primary Science & Technology

Year 2

Autumn session

Module 4

102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102793Professional Experience 2
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Course structure for students with degree other than BA Pathway to Teaching Primary.

Accelerated Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Note: Only those students with a GPA 5 for their first four units of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode. Students are to maintain a GPA of 5 in order to enrol in their subsequent accelerated semester of study.

Year 1

Autumn session

Module 1

102077Understanding and Teaching Children
102810Aboriginal Education: Past, Present and Future
102071Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling
101582Primary Human Society and its Environment

Spring session

Module 2

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102792Professional Experience 1
101579Primary English and Literacy 1
101580Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
102072Primary Health and Physical Education

Summer session

101585Primary Creative Arts
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Year 2

Autumn session

Module 3

101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102793Professional Experience 2
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2

Full-time mode (2 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

Module 1

102077Understanding and Teaching Children
102810Aboriginal Education: Past, Present and Future
102071Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling
101582Primary Human Society and its Environment

Spring session

Module 2

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102792Professional Experience 1
101579Primary English and Literacy 1
101580Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Year 2

Autumn session

Module 3

102072Primary Health and Physical Education
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101585Primary Creative Arts
101583Primary Science & Technology

Spring session

Module 4

102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102793Professional Experience 2
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST for Initial Teacher Education students

Requirements from 2H 2018 to Autumn 2020

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following two units: 102074 Primary Professional Practice 2 and 102075 Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies in the recommended sequence below.

These students should complete two units from the following list to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

Master of Educational Studies

Choose one of

102096Researching Teaching and Learning 1
101656Researching Practice

And one of the following units on offer in alternate years in 1H Session

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
102148Engaging Communities
102149Inclusive Environments
102158Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts
102168Principles and Practices of Evaluation
102152Social Ecology
101658Transformative Learning

Or one of the following units on offer in alternate years in 2H Session

102156Disability in Context
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102161Leading Change
102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102146Effective Working Relationships
102154Technology Assisting Learning

Requirements from Spring 2020

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete unit 102074 Primary Professional Practice 2/102793 Professional Experience 2 in the recommended sequence below.

These students should complete one unit from the following list to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

Master of Educational Studies

Choose one of the following units on offer in alternate years in Autumn Session

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
102148Engaging Communities
102149Inclusive Environments
102158Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts
102168Principles and Practices of Evaluation
102152Social Ecology
101658Transformative Learning

Or one of the following units on offer in alternate years in Spring Session

102156Disability in Context
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102161Leading Change
102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102146Effective Working Relationships
102154Technology Assisting Learning

Recommended Sequence - Western Sydney University Online

Full-time

Year 1

Trimester 1

102077Understanding and Teaching Children
102810Aboriginal Education: Past, Present and Future
102071Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling

Trimester 2

101582Primary Human Society and its Environment
102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102792Professional Experience 1

Trimester 3

101579Primary English and Literacy 1
101580Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101583Primary Science & Technology

Students can exit with the 1782 - Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) after the successful completion of 80 credit points of study.

1782 - Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)

Year 2

Trimester 4

101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101585Primary Creative Arts
102072Primary Health and Physical Education

Trimester 5

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies

Trimester 6

102793Professional Experience 2

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST for Initial Teacher Education students

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the unit 102793 Professional Experience in Year 2 Trimester 6. They should choose a unit from the Alternate Year 2 Trimester 6 sequence lsted below to exit with the Master of Educational Studies (160 credit points).

Alternate Year 2 Trimester 6

Choose one of the following units if on offer

101651Applied Imagination
101658Transformative Learning
102149Inclusive Environments
102158Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts
102152Social Ecology
102157Ecopedagogies
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102168Principles and Practices of Evaluation
102148Engaging Communities
102161Leading Change
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102156Disability in Context
102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102154Technology Assisting Learning
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102146Effective Working Relationships

Equivalent Core Units

The core unit listed below counts towards completion of this course for students who passed this unit in 2020 or earlier.

102073 - Primary Professional Practice 1

102074 - Primary Professional Practice 2

101577 - Classrooms Without Borders

101286 - Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning

102155 - Teaching and Learning with Adults



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