Key Program  Secondary Teaching
Western Sydney University
Key Program
Code:
MT3041.1
Related Courses
3778.1

Bachelor of Mathematics

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses :
NO
There is a high demand for mathematics teachers throughout Australia, with Western Sydney identified as a particular highdemand location by the NSW Department of Education. Building on the Bachelor of Mathematics, this major equips graduates with additional knowledge and skills in contemporary educational concepts. After completing the Bachelor of Mathematics (Secondary Education), graduates can enrol in a postgraduate course to become accredited teachers. The core units of the Bachelor of Mathematics meet the NESA requirements for Mathematics as a first teaching area, and students can choose elective units to qualify for another teaching area to gain additional options for employment.
Key Program
Structure
All students must complete submajor SM1100 Education Studies
plus four units from one of the alternate pools.
A minimum of 30 credit points at Level 3 is required across all Secondary Teaching major units.
Note: The core units of 3778 Bachelor of Mathematics meet the NESA requirements for Mathematics as a first teaching area.

Students may choose four units from the following alternate pools
Mathematics/Physics
300930

Classical Physics and Advanced Technologies

Note: from 2021 this unit replaces 300923 Quantum Physics
Note: In combination with the core units of 3778 Bachelor of Mathematics, completing four units from this pool meets the NESA requirements for Mathematics/Physics as a first teaching area.
Information Processes and Technology
300104

Database Design and Development

300095

Computer Networks and Internets

300166

Systems and Network Management

300147

Object Oriented Programming

Note: Completing four units from this pool meets the NESA requirements for Information Processes and Technologies as an additional teaching area.
Software Design and Development
300585

Systems Analysis and Design

300144

Object Oriented Analysis

300147

Object Oriented Programming

300698

Operating Systems Programming

300960

Mobile Applications Development

Note: Completing four units from this pool meets the NESA requirements for Software Design and Development as an additional teaching area.
Recommended Sequence
Fulltime
Year 1
Spring
Two units from Secondary Teaching major
Year 2
Autumn
One unit from Secondary Teaching major
Spring
One unit from Secondary Teaching major
Year 3
Autumn
Two units from Secondary Teaching major
Spring
Two units from Secondary Teaching major
Recommended Sequence
Parttime
Year 1
Spring
One unit from Secondary Teaching major
Year 2
Spring
One unit from Secondary Teaching major
Year 4
Autumn
One unit from Secondary Teaching major
Spring
One unit from Secondary Teaching major
Year 5
Autumn
One unit from Secondary Teaching major
Spring
One unit from Secondary Teaching major
Year 6
Autumn
One unit from Secondary Teaching major
Spring
One unit from Secondary Teaching major