Secondary Teaching, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T119

Previous Code: MT3041.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

There is a high demand for mathematics teachers throughout Australia, with Western Sydney identified as a particular high-demand 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 subjects of the Bachelor of Mathematics meet the NESA requirements for Mathematics as a first teaching area, and students can choose elective subjects to qualify for another teaching area to gain additional options for employment.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal A/Professor Volker Gebhardt
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal A/Professor Volker Gebhardt
Penrith Campus Internal A/Professor Volker Gebhardt

Major Structure

All students must complete Education Studies, Minor plus four subjects from one of the alternate pools.

A minimum of 30 credit points at Level 3 is required across all Secondary Teaching major subjects.

Note: The core subjects of 3778 Bachelor of Mathematics meet the NESA requirements for Mathematics as a first teaching area.

Subject Title Credit Points
Students may choose four subjects from the following alternate pools40
Mathematics/Physics
Physics 1
Physics 2
Classical Physics and Advanced Technologies
Quantum Physics
Classical Physics
Note: In combination with the core subjects of 3778 Bachelor of Mathematics, completing four units from this pool meets the NESA requirements for Mathematics/Physics as a first teaching area.
Equivalent Subjects:
The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2020 or earlier.
CHEM 2003 Classical Physics and Advanced Technologies replaced by PHYS 2005 Classical Physics and Advanced Technologies
CHEM 3016 Quantum Physics replaced by PHYS 3007 Quantum Physics
Information Processes and Technology
Database Design and Development
Computer Networking
Computer Networks and Internets
Systems and Network Management
Object Oriented Programming
Computer Organisation
Internet Programming
Note: Completing four subjects from this pool meets the NESA requirements for Information Processes and Technologies as an additional teaching area.
Software Design and Development
Systems Analysis and Design
Object Oriented Analysis
Object Oriented Programming
Computer Organisation
Internet Programming
Operating Systems Programming
Mobile Applications Development
Note: Completing four subjects from this pool meets the NESA requirements for Software Design and Development as an additional teaching area.
Total Credit Points40

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Two subjects from Secondary Teaching major 20
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
Year 3
Autumn session
Two subjects from Secondary Teaching major 20
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Two subjects from Secondary Teaching major 20
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80

Part-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Spring session
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
Year 4
Autumn session
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
Year 5
Autumn session
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
Year 6
Autumn session
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
One subject from Secondary Teaching major 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points80

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