Education Studies (Primary), Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0190

Previous Code: M1081.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) must enrol in the following Education Studies Major (Primary) subjects: At least two subjects from the Numeracy and Science pool; four subjects from the Primary pool; and, two subjects from the Learning in Context pool.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Jaydene Barnes
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Jaydene Barnes
Penrith Campus Internal Jaydene Barnes

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Numeracy and Science Pool

Students in Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) must complete 20 credit points.

Subject Title Credit Points
Level 1
TEAC 1024Mathematical Patterns and Relationships10
Level 2
TEAC 2029Fundamentals for Working Mathematically10
TEAC 2054Scientific Discovery and Invention10

Primary Pool

Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) must complete 40 credit points.

Students must have completed 160 credit points before enrolling in Level 7 subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
Level 7
TEAC 7156Aboriginal Education: Past, Present and Future10
TEAC 7149Understanding and Teaching Children10
TEAC 7023Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling10
TEAC 7092Primary Human Society and its Environment10

Learning in Context Pool

Students in Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) must complete 20 credit points.

Subject Title Credit Points
Level 1
TEAC 1014Experience-based Outdoor Education10
HUMN 1013Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)10
Select one of the following:10
Chinese 101
Chinese 102
Japanese 101
Japanese 102
Level 2
TEAC 2017Education and Transformation10
TEAC 2018Education for Sustainability10
TEAC 2037Learning and Creativity10
TEAC 2009Contemporary Childhoods10
Level 3
TEAC 3009Ethical Futures10
TEAC 3006Education in a Cosmopolitan Society10
TEAC 3031The Brain and Learning10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this Major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier.

TEAC 2028 - Experiential Learning in Communities (ELC), no longer offered.
TEAC 3001 - Australia-Asia Education, no longer offered.