Education Studies - Primary Science Teaching Specialisation, Major (0189)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0189

Previous Code: M1128.1

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 Science 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 Science Teaching Specialisation. Students must take a minimum of 40 credit points from the Science program pool of subjects and complete 40 credit points of the Primary pool subjects.


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Bankstown Campus Internal Dr Katina Zammit
Bankstown City Campus (from 2023) Internal Dr Katina Zammit
Campbelltown Campus 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.

Subject Title Credit Points
Science Pool
TEAC 2054Scientific Discovery and Invention10
Select three of the following:30
Animal Science
Cell Biology
Concepts in Human Anatomy
Introduction to Physiology
Introductory Chemistry
Management of Aquatic Environments
Physics 1
Wildlife Studies
Primary Pool
Students must have successfully completed 160 credit points of study before completing the following four primary pool 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 Points80

Equivalent subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

BIOS 1022 - Introduction to Human Biology
BIOS 1025 - Introduction to Physiology
TEAC 7016 - Classrooms Without Borders

Related Programs

B Arts (Path to Teach Prim)
B Arts (Path to Teach Prim) DS
Dip Arts/B A (Path Teach Prim)