Course

Master of Educational Studies (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: MEdSt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1859.1

AQF Level: 9

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 for this course is 2H 2017 or later.

The Master of Educational Studies is an exit point on completion of 160 credit points of study from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Primary). This course provides an exit point for students who do not meet the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST requirement.

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Katina Zammitk.zammit@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Students may exit with the Master of Educational Studies if they are enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Primary).

1714.3 Master of Teaching (Secondary)

1781.2 Master of Teaching (Primary)

Course Structure

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

Recommended Sequence for students exiting from 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Start Year Intake Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

102081Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086Designing Teaching and Learning
102096Researching Teaching and Learning 1

Spring session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102082Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102087Secondary Curriculum 1A
102090Secondary Curriculum 2A
102093Secondary Professional Practice 1

Year 2

Autumn session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 102084 - Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice from Autumn 2020.

.

102088Secondary Curriculum 1B
102091Secondary Curriculum 2B

And/Or

102089Secondary Curriculum 1C
102092Secondary Curriculum 2C

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit

102094Secondary Professional Practice 2

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

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

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
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

102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102156Disability in Context
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102146Effective Working Relationships
102148Engaging Communities
102161Leading Change
102155Teaching and Learning with Adults

Spring session

102085Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies
102605Professional Practice Community Engagement
102098Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097Researching Teaching & Learning 2

Mid Year Intake Full-time

Year 1

Spring session

102081Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086Designing Teaching and Learning
102096Researching Teaching and Learning 1

Autumn session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102082Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102093Secondary Professional Practice 1

.

102088Secondary Curriculum 1B
102091Secondary Curriculum 2B

And/Or

102089Secondary Curriculum 1C
102092Secondary Curriculum 2C

Year 2

Spring session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102087Secondary Curriculum 1A
102090Secondary Curriculum 2A
102085Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit

102094Secondary Professional Practice 2

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

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

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
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

102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102156Disability in Context
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102146Effective Working Relationships
102148Engaging Communities
102161Leading Change
102155Teaching and Learning with Adults

Autumn session

102098Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097Researching Teaching & Learning 2
102605Professional Practice Community Engagement
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 102084 - Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice from Autumn 2020.

Start Year Intake Accelerated Pathway

Note: Students with a GPA of 5 or greater for their first four units of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode.

Year 1

Autumn session

102081Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086Designing Teaching and Learning
102096Researching Teaching and Learning 1

Spring session

102082Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102087Secondary Curriculum 1A
102090Secondary Curriculum 2A
102093Secondary Professional Practice 1
102085Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 102084 - Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice from Autumn 2020.

Year 2

Autumn session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102605Professional Practice Community Engagement
102098Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097Researching Teaching & Learning 2

.

102088Secondary Curriculum 1B
102091Secondary Curriculum 2B

And/Or

102089Secondary Curriculum 1C
102092Secondary Curriculum 2C

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit

102094Secondary Professional Practice 2

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

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

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
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

102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102156Disability in Context
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102146Effective Working Relationships
102148Engaging Communities
102161Leading Change
102155Teaching and Learning with Adults

Mid-year Intake Accelerated Pathway

Note: Students with a GPA of 5 or greater for their first four units of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode.

Year 1

Spring session

102081Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086Designing Teaching and Learning
102096Researching Teaching and Learning 1

Autumn session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102082Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102093Secondary Professional Practice 1
102605Professional Practice Community Engagement
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Unit 102746 - Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices replaces 102084 - Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice from Autumn 2020.

.

102088Secondary Curriculum 1B
102091Secondary Curriculum 2B

And/Or

102089Secondary Curriculum 1C
102092Secondary Curriculum 2C

Year 2

Spring session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake a recognised Secondary Curriculum stream for Secondary Curriculum Units (102087 Secondary Curriculum 1A, 102090 Secondary Curriculum 2A; 102088 Secondary Curriculum 1B, 102091 Secondary Curriculum 2B; And/Or 102089 Secondary Curriculum 1C , 102092 Secondary Curriculum 2C.

102087Secondary Curriculum 1A
102090Secondary Curriculum 2A
102098Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102097Researching Teaching & Learning 2
102085Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit

102094Secondary Professional Practice 2

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

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

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
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

102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102156Disability in Context
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102146Effective Working Relationships
102148Engaging Communities
102161Leading Change
102155Teaching and Learning with Adults

Recommended Sequence for students exiting 1781 Master of Teaching (Primary)

Accelerated Full-time pathway (1 year)

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

Year 1

Autumn session

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073Primary Professional Practice 1
101579Primary English and Literacy 1
101580Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
102072Primary Health and Physical Education
101585Primary Creative Arts

Spring session

101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

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

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following units

102074Primary Professional Practice 2
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies

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

Choose one of

102096Researching Teaching and Learning 1
101656Researching Practice

Note: 101656 Researching Practice is only on offer in 1H Session

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

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
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

102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102156Disability in Context
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102146Effective Working Relationships
102148Engaging Communities
102161Leading Change
102155Teaching and Learning with Adults

Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

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

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following units

102074Primary Professional Practice 2
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies

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

Choose one of

102096Researching Teaching and Learning 1
101656Researching Practice

Note: 101656 Researching Practice (only on offer in 1H Session)

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

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
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

102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102156Disability in Context
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102146Effective Working Relationships
102148Engaging Communities
102161Leading Change
102155Teaching and Learning with Adults

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

Accelerated Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073Primary Professional Practice 1
101579Primary English and Literacy 1
101580Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1
102072Primary Health and Physical Education
101585Primary Creative Arts

Year 2

Autumn session

101586Primary English and Literacy 2
101583Primary Science & Technology
101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

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

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following units

102074Primary Professional Practice 2
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies

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

Choose one of

102096Researching Teaching and Learning 1
101656Researching Practice

Note: 101656 Researching Practice (only on offer in 1H Session)

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

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
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

102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102156Disability in Context
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102146Effective Working Relationships
102148Engaging Communities
102161Leading Change
102155Teaching and Learning with Adults

Full-time (2 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

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

Spring session

101584Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

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

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following units

102074Primary Professional Practice 2
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies

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

Choose one of

102096Researching Teaching and Learning 1
101656Researching Practice

Note: 101656 Researching Practice (only on offer in 1H Session)

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

101651Applied Imagination
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102157Ecopedagogies
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

102165At the cultural interface - learning two ways
102156Disability in Context
101652Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
102160Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction
102146Effective Working Relationships
102148Engaging Communities
102161Leading Change
102155Teaching and Learning with Adults

Equivalent Core Units for 1781 M Teaching (Primary)

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

Equivalent Core Units for 1714 M Teaching (Secondary)

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

102084 - Inclusive Education - Theory, Policy & Practice



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