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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: 1783.4

AQF Level: 9

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 Spring 2018 or later.

For Commencement Year 2H 2018 - please refer to: 1783.3 Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)

For Commencement Year 2H 2017 - please refer to: 1783.2 Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)

For Commencement Year 2015 to 1H 2017 - please refer to: 1783.1 Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years/Birth - 12 Years)

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 (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 or five years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Jana KovtunEnquirieseducation@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

Accreditation
The Master of Teaching (Birth-5 years/ Birth-12 years) is a professional teaching qualification for students possessing a recognised and relevant bachelor degree. It has been accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as meeting all initial teacher education accreditation standards including the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Teacher level. This course has also 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 Education Standards Authority (NESA). Where these requirements are not met, applicants may be offered concurrent enrolment in up to four undergraduate units of study.

Applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 4 in undergraduate study. Current students transitioning from approved Western Sydney Pathway to teaching programs are not included in the GPA requirement.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Current WSU 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 WSU Transition to Teaching. All other local applicants must apply via the Universities Admission Centre (UAC), see http://www.uac.edu.au.

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 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.

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
  • 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 in the WSU 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.

Students must complete Child Protection Awareness Training, a Working with Children Check, and obtain Anaphylaxis certification. In addition, students must also meet the Inherent Requirements for teaching and successfully complete the non-academic capabilities assessment.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Prior to enrolling, students in units 102622 Early Learning Environments, 102104 Theorising Play, 102109 Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years, 102110 Professional Experience 3 – 5 Years, 102111 Professional Experience K – 6, 101803 Literacy in the Early Years, 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices 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 Assessment Task for unit 102109 Professional Experience Birth – 2 Years

Course Completion Prerequisites

Prior to graduating and prior to enrolment in unit 102111 Professional Experience K-6, 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 200 credit points including the core units listed in the recommended sequence below.

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

Recommended sequence

Start-year Intake

Year 1

Autumn Session

102100Research and Professional Practice
102101Diverse Literacies
102102Children, Families, Communities
102104Theorising Play

Spring Session

102105Creative Teaching and Learning
102106People, Place and Pedagogy
101899Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership
102622Early Learning Environments

Year 2

Autumn Session

102108Leadership and Management
101803Literacy in the Early Years
101105Prosocial Learning Environments
102109Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102107Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101625 - Inclusive Practices from Autumn 2020.

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

Autumn Session

101583Primary Science & Technology
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102111Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended Sequence

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring Session

102101Diverse Literacies
102106People, Place and Pedagogy
101899Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership
102104Theorising Play

Year 2

Autumn Session

102100Research and Professional Practice
102102Children, Families, Communities
101105Prosocial Learning Environments
102109Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102105Creative Teaching and Learning
102622Early Learning Environments
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101625 - Inclusive Practices from Autumn 2020.

Year 3

Autumn Session

102108Leadership and Management
101803Literacy in the Early Years
102107Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110Professional 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

Spring Session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102111Professional 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; and Early Learning Environments

Start-year Intake

Year 1

Autumn Session

102100Research and Professional Practice
102101Diverse Literacies
102105Creative Teaching and Learning
101105Prosocial Learning Environments

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102106People, Place and Pedagogy
102109Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101625 - Inclusive Practices from Autumn 2020.

Year 2

Autumn Session

101803Literacy in the Early Years
102108Leadership and Management
102107Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110Professional 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

Spring session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102111Professional 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; and Early Learning Environments)

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring Session

102101Diverse Literacies
102105Creative Teaching and Learning
102106People, Place and Pedagogy
102109Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

Year 2

Autumn Session

102100Research and Professional Practice
102108Leadership and Management
101803Literacy in the Early Years
101105Prosocial Learning Environments

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102107Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101625 - Inclusive Practices from Autumn 2020.

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

Autumn Session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102111Professional 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; and Early Learning Environments)

Start-year Intake Accelerated Pattern

Year 1

Autumn Session

102100Research and Professional Practice
102101Diverse Literacies
101803Literacy in the Early Years
101105Prosocial Learning Environments
102109Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102106People, Place and Pedagogy
102107Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110Professional Experience 3 - 5 Years
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101625 - Inclusive Practices from Autumn 2020.

Summer Session

102108Leadership and Management
102105Creative 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

Autumn Session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102111Professional 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; and Early Learning Environments)

Mid-year Intake Accelerated Pattern

Year 1

Spring Session

102101Diverse Literacies
102106People, Place and Pedagogy
102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102109Professional Experience Birth - 2 Years
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 101625 - Inclusive Practices from Autumn 2020.

Summer Session

102108Leadership and Management
102105Creative Teaching and Learning

Year 2

Autumn Session

102100Research and Professional Practice
101803Literacy in the Early Years
101105Prosocial Learning Environments
102107Practising Pedagogical Leadership
102110Professional 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

Spring Session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102111Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced standing for 102746 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102101 Diverse Literacies, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102622 Early Learning Environments, 102104 Theorising Play, 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

Autumn Session

101105Prosocial Learning Environments
101803Literacy in the Early Years
102100Research and Professional Practice

One BA unit

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102106People, Place and Pedagogy

Two BA units

Year 2

Autumn Session

102105Creative Teaching and Learning
101583Primary Science & Technology

One BA unit

Spring Session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102111Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced standing for 102746 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102101 Diverse Literacies, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102622 Early Learning Environments, 102104 Theorising Play, 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

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102106People, Place and Pedagogy

Two BA units

Year 2

Autumn Session

101105Prosocial Learning Environments
101803Literacy in the Early Years
102100Research and Professional Practice

One BA unit

Spring Session

102105Creative Teaching and Learning
101583Primary Science & Technology

One BA unit

Year 3

Autumn Session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102111Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced standing for 102746 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102101 Diverse Literacies, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102622 Early Learning Environments, 102104 Theorising Play, 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

Autumn Session

101105Prosocial Learning Environments
102105Creative Teaching and Learning
101803Literacy in the Early Years
102100Research and Professional Practice

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102106People, Place and Pedagogy

Two BA units

Summer Session

Two BA units

Year 2

Autumn Session

101583Primary Science & Technology
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102111Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (100 credit points of advanced standing for 102746 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices, 101899 Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership, 102101 Diverse Literacies, 102102 Children, Families, Communities, 102622 Early Learning Environments, 102104 Theorising Play, 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

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102106People, Place and Pedagogy

Two BA units

Summer Session

Two BA units

Year 2

Autumn Session

101105Prosocial Learning Environments
102105Creative Teaching and Learning
101803Literacy in the Early Years
102100Research and Professional Practice

Spring Session

101583Primary Science & Technology
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102111Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended Sequence

For graduates of the Western Sydney University Bachelor of Education (Birth – 5 Years) - (Students receive advanced standing for 102746 Inclusive Education: Principles and 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

Autumn Session

102100Research and Professional Practice
102101Diverse Literacies
102104Theorising Play
101583Primary Science & Technology

Spring Session

102106People, Place and Pedagogy
102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102622Early Learning Environments

Year 2

Autumn Session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102111Professional Experience K - 6

Recommended sequence

For graduates of the Western Sydney University Bachelor of Education (Birth – 5 Years) - (Students receive advanced standing for 102746 Inclusive Education: Principles and 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

Autumn Session

102100Research and Professional Practice
102101Diverse Literacies
102104Theorising Play
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology

Spring Session

102603Early Mathematics and Numeracy
102106People, Place and Pedagogy
101586Primary English and Literacy 2
102622Early Learning Environments
102111Professional Experience K - 6

Equivalent Core Units

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

101625 - Inclusive Practices



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