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

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


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1783.1

CRICOS Code: 071442G


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 2015 or later.

The Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years / Birth - 12 Years) is a post graduate initial teaching qualification. It provides students with the flexibility of a teaching qualification for early childhood or a combined early childhood and primary teaching qualification. Students can choose to focus on teaching in the prior to school areas with an early exit point of a Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years) or they can undertake an additional six months of study to complete a teaching qualification for early childhood and primary school teaching with the Master of Teaching (Birth – 12 Years). This course would be appropriate for people wanting to work as a qualified teacher in preschool and early childhood services and also in a primary school setting.

Study Mode
Two and a half years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kumara Wardecenquiries@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 (Birth - 5years/Birth - 12 years) is a professional teaching qualification for students possessing a relevant bachelor`s degree. It has been professionally accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Graduates will meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. This course has been approved by the Australian Children`s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

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 in any discipline. Applicants wishing to graduate with a Master of Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) must have at least eight units of study in a curriculum area (equivalent of one year of study) in their undergraduate degree in order to meet the curriculum requirements of the NSW Institute of Teachers. 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 students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth – 5 / Birth – 12), Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) and Bachelor of Education (Birth – 5 Years) can apply via the Western Sydney University Transition to Teaching. All other local applicants must apply via the Universities Admission Centre (UAC)

UAC

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the 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 an overall score of 7.5 and:

  • 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 12-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 must:

• Satisfactorily complete Child Protection Awareness training

• Satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check

Link to Working with Children Check

• Satisfactorily complete Anaphylaxis training

Link to Anaphylaxis training

• Meet Inherent Requirements for Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)

Link to Inherent Requirements

Course Completion Prerequisites

Prior to graduating students must:

• Satisfactorily complete the literacy and numeracy test.

Link to literacy and numeracy test.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 200 credit points including the core units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

Start-year Intake

Year 1

1H Session

102100.1Research and Professional Practice
102101.1Diverse Literacies
102102.2Children, Families, Communities
102104.1Theorising Play

2H Session

102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy
101899.1Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership
102103.1Community Leadership

Year 2

1H Session

102108.2Leadership and Management
101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments
102109.1Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

2H Session

101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
101625.2Inclusive Practices
102107.1Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years

Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Years).

1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years) exit only

How to Apply to graduate

Year 3

1H Session

101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101583.2Primary Science & Technology
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended Sequence

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

2H Session

102101.1Diverse Literacies
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy
101899.1Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership
102104.1Theorising Play

Year 2

1H Session

102100.1Research and Professional Practice
102102.2Children, Families, Communities
101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments
102109.1Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

2H Session

101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
101625.2Inclusive Practices
102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning
102103.1Community Leadership

Year 3

1H Session

102108.2Leadership and Management
101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
102107.1Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years

Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Years).

1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years) exit only

How to Apply to graduate

2H Session

101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101583.2Primary Science & Technology
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended Sequence

For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) and Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) - (40 credit points advanced standing for Theorising Play; Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership; Children, Families, Communities; Community Leadership)

Start-year Intake

Year 1

1H Session

102100.1Research and Professional Practice
102101.1Diverse Literacies
102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning
102108.2Leadership and Management

2H Session

102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy
101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
101625.2Inclusive Practices
102109.1Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

Year 2

1H Session

101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments
102107.1Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years

Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Years).

1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years) exit only

How to Apply to graduate

2H Session

101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101583.2Primary Science & Technology
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended Sequence

For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) and Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Chilhood Teaching) - (40 credit points advanced standing for Theorising Play; Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership; Children, Families, Communities; Community Leadership)

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

2H Session

102101.1Diverse Literacies
102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy
102109.1Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

Year 2

1H Session

102100.1Research and Professional Practice
102108.2Leadership and Management
101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments

2H Session

101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
101625.2Inclusive Practices
102107.1Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years

Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Years).

1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years) exit only

How to Apply to graduate

Year 3

1H Session

101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101583.2Primary Science & Technology
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth – 12) AND Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) (40 credit points advanced standing for Theorising Play; Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership; Children, Families, Communities; Community Leadership)

Start-year Intake Accelerated Pattern

Year 1

1H Session

102100.1Research and Professional Practice
102101.1Diverse Literacies
101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments
102109.1Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

2H Session

101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
101625.2Inclusive Practices
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy
102107.1Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years

Summer Session

102108.2Leadership and Management
102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning

Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Years).

1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years) exit only

How to Apply to graduate

Year 2

1H Session

101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101583.2Primary Science & Technology
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth – 12) AND Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) (40 credit points advanced standing for Theorising Play; Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership; Children, Families, Communities; Community Leadership)

Mid-year Intake Accelerated Pattern

Year 1

2H Session

102101.1Diverse Literacies
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy
101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
101625.2Inclusive Practices
102109.1Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

Summer Session

102108.2Leadership and Management
102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning

Year 2

1H Session

102100.1Research and Professional Practice
101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments
102107.1Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110.1Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years

Students may apply to graduate at this point with the 1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) Or complete the following units to obtain a Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Years).

1784 - Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years) exit only

How to Apply to graduate

2H Session

101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101583.2Primary Science & Technology
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102100 Research and Professional Practice, 102101 Diverse Literacies, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102103 Community Leadership, 102107 Practising Pedagogical Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109 Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110 Professional Experience 3-5 Years)

Note: Students must complete 10 units from the Master of Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) and must also complete four Bachelor of Arts (BA) units in order to meet the subject content requirements for primary teaching. These BA units should include Analytical Reading and Writing, Mathematical Patterns and Relationships and two other units from the BA Core, Numeracy and Science Pool of the Education Studies Major and/or one of the BA Majors.

Start-year Intake

Year 1

1H Session

101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments
101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
102100.1Research and Professional Practice

One BA unit

2H Session

101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy

Two BA units

Year 2

1H Session

102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning
101583.2Primary Science & Technology

One BA unit

2H Session

101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102100 Research and Professional Practice, 102101 Diverse Literacies, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102103 Community Leadership, 102107 Practising Pedagogical Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109 Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110 Professional Experience 3-5 Years)

Note: Students must complete 10 units from the Master of Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) and must also complete four Bachelor of Arts (BA) units in order to meet the subject content requirements for primary teaching. These BA units should include Analytical Reading and Writing, Mathematical Patterns and Relationships and two other units from the BA Core, Numeracy and Science Pool of the Education Studies Major and/or one of the BA Majors.

Mid year Intake

Year 1

2H Session

101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy

Two BA units

Year 2

1H Session

101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments
101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
102100.1Research and Professional Practice

One BA unit

2H Session

102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning
101583.2Primary Science & Technology

One BA unit

Year 3

1H Session

101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102100 Research and Professional Practice, 102101 Diverse Literacies, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102103 Community Leadership, 102107 Practising Pedagogical Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109 Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110 Professional Experience 3-5 Years)

Note: Students must complete 10 units from the Master of Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) and must also complete four Bachelor of Arts (BA) units in order to meet the subject content requirements for primary teaching. These BA units should include Analytical Reading and Writing, Mathematical Patterns and Relationships and two other units from the BA Core, Numeracy and Science Pool of the Education Studies Major and/or one of the BA Majors.

Start-year Intake Accelerated Pattern

Year 1

1H Session

101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments
102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning
101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
102100.1Research and Professional Practice

2H Session

101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy

Two BA units

Summer Session

Two BA units

Year 2

1H Session

101583.2Primary Science & Technology
101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102100 Research and Professional Practice, 102101 Diverse Literacies, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102103 Community Leadership, 102107 Practising Pedagogical Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109 Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110 Professional Experience 3-5 Years)

Note: Students must complete 10 units from the Master of Teaching (Birth – 12 Years) and must also complete four Bachelor of Arts (BA) units in order to meet the subject content requirements for primary teaching. These BA units should include Analytical Reading and Writing, Mathematical Patterns and Relationships and two other units from the BA Core, Numeracy and Science Pool of the Education Studies Major and/or one of the BA Majors.

Mid year Intake Accelerated

Year 1

2H Session

101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy

Two BA units

Summer Session

Two BA units

Year 2

1H Session

101105.3Prosocial Learning Environments
102105.1Creative Teaching and Learning
101803.2Literacy in the Early Years
102100.1Research and Professional Practice

2H Session

101583.2Primary Science & Technology
101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended Sequence

For graduates of the Western Sydney University Bachelor of Education (Birth – 5 Years) - (Students receive advanced standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102107 Practising Pedagogical Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109 Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110 Professional Experience 3-5 Years, 101803 Literacy in the Early Years; 101105 Prosocial Learning Environments, 102105 Creative Teaching and Learning).

Start-year Intake

Year 1

1H Session

102100.1Research and Professional Practice
102101.1Diverse Literacies
102104.1Theorising Play
101583.2Primary Science & Technology

2H Session

102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy
101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
102103.1Community Leadership

Year 2

1H Session

101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the Western Sydney University Bachelor of Education (Birth – 5 Years) - (Students receive advanced standing for 101625 Inclusive Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102107 Practising Pedagogical Leadership, 102108 Leadership and Management, 102109 Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110 Professional Experience 3-5 Years, 101803 Literacy in the Early Years; 101105 Prosocial Learning Environments, 102105 Creative Teaching and Learning)

Start-year Intake Accelerated Pattern

Year 1

1H Session

102100.1Research and Professional Practice
102101.1Diverse Literacies
102104.1Theorising Play
101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
101583.2Primary Science & Technology

2H Session

101802.1Investigating with Mathematics, Science and Technology
102106.1People, Place and Pedagogy
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
102103.1Community Leadership
102111.1Professional Experience K - 6


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