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Master of Educational Studies (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: MEdSt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1859.4

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 0101774


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


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) as indicated in the course structure below. This course provides an exit point for students who do not meet the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST requirement.

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Master of Teaching (Primary)

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

Course Advice

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

Location

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

Admission

This is an exit point only from Course 1714 - Master of Teaching (Secondary) or 1781 - 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 Mode

Year 1

Autumn session

102081Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086Designing Teaching and Learning
102605Professional Practice Community Engagement

Spring session

102082Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

and two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum units

102863English Curriculum 1
102865English Curriculum 3
102873Aboriginal Studies Curriculum 1
102867History Curriculum 1
102869HSIE Curriculum 3
102871Geography Curriculum 1
102875Business Studies/Commerce Curriculum 1
102877Music Curriculum 1
102879Music Curriculum 3
102881Technology Curriculum 1
102883Technology Curriculum 3
102885PDHPE Curriculum 1
102887PDHPE Curriculum 3
102889Languages Curriculum 1
102891Languages Curriculum 3
102893Mathematics Curriculum 1
102895Mathematics Curriculum 3
102897Science Curriculum 1
102899Science Curriculum 3

And

102792Professional Experience 1
102085Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Spring session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum units

102864English Curriculum 2
102866English Curriculum 4
102868History Curriculum 2
102870HSIE Curriculum 4
102872Geography Curriculum 2
102874Aboriginal and Society Studies Curriculum 2
102876Business Studies/Legal Studies/Economics Curriculum 2
102878Music Curriculum 2
102880Music Curriculum 4
102882Technology Curriculum 2
102884Technology Curriculum 4
102886PDHPE Curriculum 2
102888PDHPE Curriculum 4
102890Languages Curriculum 2
102892Languages Curriculum 4
102894Mathematics Curriculum 2
102896Mathematics Curriculum 4
102898Science Curriculum 2
102900Science Curriculum 4

And

102811Action Research in Teaching

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2.

102793Professional Experience 2

These students should complete one unit from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.

Mid Year Intake Full Time Mode

Year 1

Spring session

102081Adolescent Development and Teaching
102083Diversity, Social Justice and Learning
102086Designing Teaching and Learning
102605Professional Practice Community Engagement

Autumn session

102082Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
102085Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

and one elective

Year 2

Spring session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum units

102864English Curriculum 2
102866English Curriculum 4
102868History Curriculum 2
102870HSIE Curriculum 4
102872Geography Curriculum 2
102874Aboriginal and Society Studies Curriculum 2
102876Business Studies/Legal Studies/Economics Curriculum 2
102878Music Curriculum 2
102880Music Curriculum 4
102882Technology Curriculum 2
102884Technology Curriculum 4
102886PDHPE Curriculum 2
102888PDHPE Curriculum 4
102890Languages Curriculum 2
102892Languages Curriculum 4
102894Mathematics Curriculum 2
102896Mathematics Curriculum 4
102898Science Curriculum 2
102900Science Curriculum 4

And

102792Professional Experience 1

and one elective

Autumn session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum units

102863English Curriculum 1
102865English Curriculum 3
102873Aboriginal Studies Curriculum 1
102867History Curriculum 1
102869HSIE Curriculum 3
102871Geography Curriculum 1
102875Business Studies/Commerce Curriculum 1
102877Music Curriculum 1
102879Music Curriculum 3
102881Technology Curriculum 1
102883Technology Curriculum 3
102885PDHPE Curriculum 1
102887PDHPE Curriculum 3
102889Languages Curriculum 1
102891Languages Curriculum 3
102893Mathematics Curriculum 1
102895Mathematics Curriculum 3
102897Science Curriculum 1
102899Science Curriculum 3

And

102811Action Research in Teaching

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2.

102793Professional Experience 2

These students should complete one unit from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.

Start Year Intake Accelerated Mode

Note: Students with a GPA 5 on commencement of the course and who maintain a GPA of 5 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
102605Professional Practice Community Engagement

and one elective

Spring session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum units

102864English Curriculum 2
102866English Curriculum 4
102868History Curriculum 2
102870HSIE Curriculum 4
102872Geography Curriculum 2
102874Aboriginal and Society Studies Curriculum 2
102876Business Studies/Legal Studies/Economics Curriculum 2
102878Music Curriculum 2
102880Music Curriculum 4
102882Technology Curriculum 2
102884Technology Curriculum 4
102886PDHPE Curriculum 2
102888PDHPE Curriculum 4
102890Languages Curriculum 2
102892Languages Curriculum 4
102894Mathematics Curriculum 2
102896Mathematics Curriculum 4
102898Science Curriculum 2
102900Science Curriculum 4

And

102082Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices
102792Professional Experience 1

Summer session

102085Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

Year 2

Autumn session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum units

102863English Curriculum 1
102865English Curriculum 3
102873Aboriginal Studies Curriculum 1
102867History Curriculum 1
102869HSIE Curriculum 3
102871Geography Curriculum 1
102875Business Studies/Commerce Curriculum 1
102877Music Curriculum 1
102879Music Curriculum 3
102881Technology Curriculum 1
102883Technology Curriculum 3
102885PDHPE Curriculum 1
102887PDHPE Curriculum 3
102889Languages Curriculum 1
102891Languages Curriculum 3
102893Mathematics Curriculum 1
102895Mathematics Curriculum 3
102897Science Curriculum 1
102899Science Curriculum 3

And

102811Action Research in Teaching

and one elective

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2.

102793Professional Experience 2

These students should complete one unit from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.

Mid-year Intake Accelerated Mode

Note: Students with a GPA of 5 on commencement of the course and who maintain a GPA of 5 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
102605Professional Practice Community Engagement

and one elective

Summer session

102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Autumn session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum units

102863English Curriculum 1
102865English Curriculum 3
102873Aboriginal Studies Curriculum 1
102867History Curriculum 1
102869HSIE Curriculum 3
102871Geography Curriculum 1
102875Business Studies/Commerce Curriculum 1
102877Music Curriculum 1
102879Music Curriculum 3
102881Technology Curriculum 1
102883Technology Curriculum 3
102885PDHPE Curriculum 1
102887PDHPE Curriculum 3
102889Languages Curriculum 1
102891Languages Curriculum 3
102893Mathematics Curriculum 1
102895Mathematics Curriculum 3
102897Science Curriculum 1
102899Science Curriculum 3

And

102082Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments
102085Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies
102792Professional Experience 1

Year 2

Spring session

Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum units

102864English Curriculum 2
102866English Curriculum 4
102868History Curriculum 2
102870HSIE Curriculum 4
102872Geography Curriculum 2
102874Aboriginal and Society Studies Curriculum 2
102876Business Studies/Legal Studies/Economics Curriculum 2
102878Music Curriculum 2
102880Music Curriculum 4
102882Technology Curriculum 2
102884Technology Curriculum 4
102886PDHPE Curriculum 2
102888PDHPE Curriculum 4
102890Languages Curriculum 2
102892Languages Curriculum 4
102894Mathematics Curriculum 2
102896Mathematics Curriculum 4
102898Science Curriculum 2
102900Science Curriculum 4

And

102811Action Research in Teaching

and one elective

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2.

102793Professional Experience 2

These students should complete one unit from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.

Recommended Elective Unit Options are subject to semester offerings and availability. Students can choose one or more units from each elective area.

Educational Research

102852Researching Teaching and Learning
102512Researching STEM Education for Future Leadership

Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

102168Principles and Practices of Evaluation
101651Applied Imagination

STEM

102508STEM foundations
102511STEM Pedagogies in Practice
102512Researching STEM Education for Future Leadership
102763Applied Robotics and Programming in Secondary STEM Education

Leadership, Care & Wellbeing

102098Contemporary Teacher Leadership
100701Leadership, Mentoring and Professional Growth
102158Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts
102912Mental Health in Educational Contexts

Inclusive Education

102150Universal Design for Learning
102166Person-Centred Practice
102149Inclusive Environments

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2 in the recommended sequence above.

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 if on offer in alternate years in Autumn Session

102159Designing Curriculum Futures
102149Inclusive Environments
102158Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts
102168Principles and Practices of Evaluation
102763Applied Robotics and Programming in Secondary STEM Education
102912Mental Health in Educational Contexts

Or one of the following units if on offer alternate years in Spring 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
102154Technology Assisting Learning

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

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 need to maintain a GPA of 5 or above to enrol in the accelerated pattern of study

Year 1

Autumn session

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

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

Summer session

101585Primary Creative Arts
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2.

102793Professional Experience 2

These students should complete one unit from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.

Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102792Professional Experience 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
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2.

102793Professional Experience 2

These students should complete one unit from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.

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 need to maintain a GPA of 5 or above to enrol in the accelerated pattern of study

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

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

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2.

102793Professional Experience 2

These students should complete one unit from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.

Full-time (2 years)

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

102076Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102792Professional Experience 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
102075Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102746Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices

Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2.

102793Professional Experience 2

These students should complete one unit from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following unit: 102793 Professional Experience 2 in the recommended sequence above.

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 Autumn Session

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

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

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


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