Education Studies - Primary English Teaching Specialisation, Major (0187)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0187

Previous Code: M1126.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) must complete one of the following Education Studies Majors:

  • the Primary Science Teaching Specialisation
  • the Primary Mathematics Teaching Specialisation
  • the Primary English Teaching Specialisation.

The Education Studies Major – Primary English Teaching Specialisation will provide students with 40 credit points of expert content knowledge which, together with completion of subjects in the Master of Teaching (Primary) will enable students to graduate from the Master of Teaching (Primary) with a Primary English Teaching Specialisation. Students must take 20 credit points from the English or Creative Writing or Linguistics or International English Major subjects, in addition to completing the core subjects LANG 1029 Foundations of Academic English and LANG 1030 Thinking Critically About Texts and Society which provides the 40 credit points of English content knowledge. Students must take 20 credit points from the Mathematics Pool subjects, and 40 credit points of Primary pool subjects.


Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Dr Katina Zammit
Bankstown City Campus (from 2023) Internal Dr Katina Zammit
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Katina Zammit
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Katina Zammit

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.

English Pool

Students select any two subjects from any of the following four majors, dependent on timetable availability by campus.

Creative Writing, Major
English, Major
International English, Major
Linguistics, Major

Students may also take the following subject towards the 20 credit point requirement above:

INFO 2009 Multiliteracies

Mathematics Pool 

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete the following two subjects:
TEAC 2029Fundamentals for Working Mathematically10
TEAC 1024Mathematical Patterns and Relationships10
Total Credit Points20

Primary Pool 

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must have successfully completed 160 credit points of study before enrolling in the following Level 7 subjects:
TEAC 7156Aboriginal Education: Past, Present and Future10
TEAC 7023Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling10
TEAC 7092Primary Human Society and its Environment10
TEAC 7149Understanding and Teaching Children10
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent subject

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this major for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.

TEAC 7016 - Classrooms Without Borders