English Teaching Specialisation (Birth - 5/Birth -12), Minor (0158)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0158

Previous Code: SM1129.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Students enrolled in the 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12) or 6017 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12) will study two subjects in Year 3 from either the Mathematics or English Specialisation teaching minor in order to complete four specialisation units and meet the BA component of the NESA teaching specialisation. Together with completion of subjects in the Master of Teaching (Birth-5/Birth-12) students can achieve the qualification required to teach in Early Childhood settings and Primary schools.


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Minor Structure

Students will be eligible for this minor after successfully completion of 40 credit points from the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must complete the following subjects:
LANG 1029Foundations of Academic English10
LANG 1030Thinking Critically About Texts and Society10

And 20 credit points from the subjects contained in one of the following English majors:


Creative Writing


International English

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

INFO 2009 Multiliteracies

Equivalent Subjects

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

HUMN 1002 - Analytical Reading and Writing, replaced by LANG 1029 Foundations of Academic English
LANG 1026 - Texts and Traditions, replaced by LANG 1030 Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

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

COMM 2050 - Multiliteracies, replaced by INFO 2009 Multiliteracies