Major - Secondary Education

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1133.1

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 Education Major will study units that deal with educational concepts such as sustainability, creativity, social justice and adolescent development. These units are broadly structured for students to investigate and critique contemporary education issues. Students will study the first four units of the M Teaching (Secondary). This major facilitates a transition into a Master of Teaching postgraduate qualification in Secondary Teaching.

Major Structure

Students must successfully complete 80 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

All units in this major are 10 credit points and are arranged in two pools: the Education Studies Learning in Context Pool Units (levels 1,2,3) and the (Level 7) Master of Teaching (Secondary) units.

Students must complete 10 credit points at Level 1 and at least 30 credit points at Level 3 or higher.

Education Studies Learning in Context Pool Units

Students must complete at least 4 units: one unit at level 1 and 3 units at level 2 or 3 or higher. (A minimum of 30 credit points at level 3 is required overall for this major.)

Level 1

Students must complete the following Level 1 unit:

101751 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)

Level 2

101263 Education and Transformation
101663 Education for Sustainability
101259 Learning and Creativity
102048 Contemporary Childhoods
102756 Digital Childhoods
102796 Teachers as Change Makers

Level 3

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

Master of Teaching (Secondary) Units

Students must have completed 160 credit points before enrolling in the following units

Level 7

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

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