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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 Annette SartorEnquirieseducation@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

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.

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 the 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 101577 Classrooms Without Borders, 102073 Primary Professional Practice 1, 102074 Primary Professional Practice 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 102073 Primary Professional Practice 1

Course Completion Prerequisites

Prior to graduating and prior to enrolment in unit 102074 Primary Professional Practice 2, students must:

• Satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST.

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

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 Module 4 of 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

Recommended sequence

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)

Year 1

Autumn session

Module 2

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073Primary Professional Practice 1
101579Primary English and Literacy 1
101580Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Module 3

102072Primary Health and Physical Education
101585Primary Creative Arts

Spring session

Module 3

101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology

Module 4

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102074Primary Professional Practice 2
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101286 - Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning from Autumn 2020.

Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

Module 2

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073Primary Professional Practice 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

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102074Primary Professional Practice 2
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101286 - Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning from Autumn 2020.

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

Accelerated Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

Module 1

102077Understanding and Teaching Children
101577Classrooms Without Borders
102071Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling
101582Primary Human Society and its Environment

Spring session

Module 2

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073Primary Professional Practice 1
101579Primary English and Literacy 1
101580Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Module 3

102072Primary Health and Physical Education
101585Primary Creative Arts

Year 2

Autumn session

Module 3

101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology

Module 4

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102074Primary Professional Practice 2
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101286 - Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning from Autumn 2020.

Full-time mode (2 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

Module 1

102077Understanding and Teaching Children
101577Classrooms Without Borders
102071Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling
101582Primary Human Society and its Environment

Spring session

Module 2

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073Primary Professional Practice 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

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102074Primary Professional Practice 2
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101286 - Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning from Autumn 2020.

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST

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 Module 4 of 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 alternate years in 2H Session

102156Disability in Context
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102161Leading Change

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

102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102146Effective Working Relationships
102155Teaching and Learning with Adults

Equivalent Core Units

The core unit listed below counts towards completion of this course for students who passed this unit in 2019 or earlier.

101286 - Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning



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