Specialisation

Major - Secondary Teaching

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1120.1

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


Related Courses

2786.2 Bachelor of Business
2786.3 Bachelor of Business
2804.1 Bachelor of Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
6037.1 Diploma in Business/Bachelor of Business
6037.2 Diploma in Business/Bachelor of Business

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


Students in the Secondary Teaching Major will study units that deal with educational concepts such as sustainability, creativity, Australia-Asia relationships, outdoor education, neuroscience and languages. These units are broadly structured for students to investigate and critique contemporary education issues. Students are also provided with the opportunity to study subject content units in either Modern History, Geography and Urban Studies or Mathematics, dependent on their interests. This major together with a Business major articulates with a Master of Teaching postgraduate qualification in Secondary Teaching and leads to opportunities for employment across Australia as well as internationally.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Karen McDaid
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Karen McDaid
Penrith Campus Internal Karen McDaid

Major Structure

Students in Secondary Teaching major must complete 80 credit points. All units in this major are 10 credit points and are arranged in four pools of which Learning in Context is mandatory with a choice of either History and Political Thought, Geography and Urban Studies or Mathematics as shown below. Students must complete no more than 30 credit points at Level 1 and at least 30 credit points at Level 3.

All students must complete Learning in Context.

Learning in Context

Students must complete 4 units: one unit at level 1 and 3 units at level 2 or 3. (A minimum of 30 credit points at level 3 is required over all teaching areas)

Level 1

All students must complete one of the following Level 1 units

101751 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)

(M1041 Indigenous Australian Studies Major)

Choose one of

100056 Chinese 101
100057 Chinese 102

Or choose one of

100085 Japanese 101
100086 Japanese 102

Level 2

101263 Education and Transformation
101663 Education for Sustainability
101259 Learning and Creativity
102048 Contemporary Childhoods

Choose one of

102024 Chinese 201
102028 Japanese 201

Level 3

101623 Ethical Futures
101661 Education in a Cosmopolitan Society
102207 The Brain and Learning

Replaced Units

The units listed below count towards completion of this course/specialisation for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

101874 - Experiential Learning in Communities (ELC)

102210 - Australia-Asia Education

Students must choose one of the three areas: (1) History and Political Thought or (2) Geography and Urban Studies or (3) Mathematics

Students must complete 4 units: one unit at level 1 and 3 units at level 2 or 3. (A minimum of 30 credit points at level 3 is required over all teaching areas in conjunction with Learning in Context)

History and Political Thought

Important Note

To meet NESA subject area teaching requirements students who aim to qualify as modern history teachers must complete one unit of Ancient History. This may be attained by approved cross-institutional study, by completing the level 3 unit 102492 Catastrophe: The Environmental History of the Ancient and Modern World, or by completing the level 2 unit 100244 Ancient Western Culture: Periclean Athens. It is also strongly recommended that students select at least one Australian history unit.

Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

Level 1

Choose one of

102768 When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950
102000 Modern European History and Politics

Level 2

101992 Religion and the Emergence of Modern Politics
101882 A History of Modern Global Buddhism
100244 Ancient Western Culture: Periclean Athens
101967 Cultural History of Books and Reading
100861 Empire: European Colonial Rule and its Subjects, 1750-1920
100001 Keeping the Past
102002 Religion and the Origins of Modern Science
102423 War

Level 3

102004 Australian Colonial History
102492 Catastrophe: The Environmental History of the Ancient and Modern World
101799 Convicts and Settlers - Australian History 1788 - 1840
101999 Twentieth Century Australia
102766 Historical Methodologies
101830 WWII in Asia and the Pacific
101782 The History and Politics of Contemporary Central Asia
102003 Comparative Nationalism
102007 Ethics in Historical Perspective
102516 Australian History Around Us

Replaced Units

The units listed below count towards completion of this course/specialisation for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

101910 - Global History

102001 - Theories and Methods of History

100254 - Exploring Local History

Or

Geography and Urban Studies

Level 1

101589 Cities: Introduction to Urban Studies

Level 2

101590 Cultural and Social Geographies
101591 The Economics of Cities and Regions
101646 Analysis of Spatial Data

Level 3

101905 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective

Or

Mathematics

Level 1

300672 Mathematics 1A
300673 Mathematics 1B

Level 2

200028 Advanced Calculus
200027 Linear Algebra


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