Master of Educational Studies (exit only)

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: MEdSt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1859
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 0101774

The Master of Educational Studies is an exit point on completion of 160 credit points of study from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Primary) as indicated in the course sequence. This program provides an exit point for students who do not meet the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST requirement.

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Master of Teaching (Primary) 

Study Mode

Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Katina Zammit

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above

Admission

This is an exit point only from Program 1714 - Master of Teaching (Secondary) or 1781 - Master of Teaching (Primary).

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students exiting from 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Full-time start-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7004 Adolescent Development and Teaching 10
TEAC 7032 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning 10
TEAC 7027 Designing Teaching and Learning 10
TEAC 7108 Professional Practice Community Engagement 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
TEAC 7082 Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments 10
TEAC 7153 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices 10
Select two elective subjects (recommended elective options are listed after the sequence) 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum subjects 20
English Curriculum 1  
English Curriculum 3  
Aboriginal Studies Curriculum 1  
History Curriculum 1  
HSIE Curriculum 3  
Geography Curriculum 1  
Business Studies/Commerce Curriculum 1  
Music Curriculum 1  
Music Curriculum 3  
Technology Curriculum 1  
Technology Curriculum 3  
PDHPE Curriculum 1  
PDHPE Curriculum 3  
Languages Curriculum 1  
Languages Curriculum 3  
Mathematics Curriculum 1  
Mathematics Curriculum 3  
Science Curriculum 1  
Science Curriculum 3  
And  
TEAC 7154 Professional Experience 1 10
TEAC 7001 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum subjects 20
English Curriculum 2  
English Curriculum 4  
History Curriculum 2  
HSIE Curriculum 4  
Geography Curriculum 2  
Aboriginal and Society Studies Curriculum 2  
Business Studies/Legal Studies/Economics Curriculum 2  
Music Curriculum 2  
Music Curriculum 4  
Technology Curriculum 2  
Technology Curriculum 4  
PDHPE Curriculum 2  
PDHPE Curriculum 4  
Languages Curriculum 2  
Languages Curriculum 4  
Mathematics Curriculum 2  
Mathematics Curriculum 4  
Science Curriculum 2  
Science Curriculum 4  
And  
TEAC 7157 Action Research in Teaching 10
Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject: TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2.  
TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 10
These students should complete one subject from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Full-time mid-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7004 Adolescent Development and Teaching 10
TEAC 7032 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning 10
TEAC 7027 Designing Teaching and Learning 10
TEAC 7108 Professional Practice Community Engagement 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
TEAC 7082 Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments 10
TEAC 7153 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices 10
TEAC 7001 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies 10
Select one elective subject (recommended elective options are listed after the sequence) 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum subjects 20
English Curriculum 2  
English Curriculum 4  
History Curriculum 2  
HSIE Curriculum 4  
Geography Curriculum 2  
Aboriginal and Society Studies Curriculum 2  
Business Studies/Legal Studies/Economics Curriculum 2  
Music Curriculum 2  
Music Curriculum 4  
Technology Curriculum 2  
Technology Curriculum 4  
PDHPE Curriculum 2  
PDHPE Curriculum 4  
Languages Curriculum 2  
Languages Curriculum 4  
Mathematics Curriculum 2  
Mathematics Curriculum 4  
Science Curriculum 2  
Science Curriculum 4  
And  
TEAC 7154 Professional Experience 1 10
Select one elective subject (recommended elective options are listed after the sequence) 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum subjects 20
English Curriculum 1  
English Curriculum 3  
Aboriginal Studies Curriculum 1  
History Curriculum 1  
HSIE Curriculum 3  
Geography Curriculum 1  
Business Studies/Commerce Curriculum 1  
Music Curriculum 1  
Music Curriculum 3  
Technology Curriculum 1  
Technology Curriculum 3  
PDHPE Curriculum 1  
PDHPE Curriculum 3  
Languages Curriculum 1  
Languages Curriculum 3  
Mathematics Curriculum 1  
Mathematics Curriculum 3  
Science Curriculum 1  
Science Curriculum 3  
And  
TEAC 7157 Action Research in Teaching 10
Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject: TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2.  
TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 10
These students should complete one subject from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Start-year intake Accelerated Pathway

Note: Students with a GPA of 5 on commencement of the program and who maintain a GPA of 5 for their first four subjects of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7004 Adolescent Development and Teaching 10
TEAC 7032 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning 10
TEAC 7027 Designing Teaching and Learning 10
TEAC 7108 Professional Practice Community Engagement 10
Select one elective subject (recommended elective options are listed after the sequence) 10
 Credit Points50
Spring session
Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum subjects 20
English Curriculum 2  
English Curriculum 4  
History Curriculum 2  
HSIE Curriculum 4  
Geography Curriculum 2  
Aboriginal and Society Studies Curriculum 2  
Business Studies/Legal Studies/Economics Curriculum 2  
Music Curriculum 2  
Music Curriculum 4  
Technology Curriculum 2  
Technology Curriculum 4  
PDHPE Curriculum 2  
PDHPE Curriculum 4  
Languages Curriculum 2  
Languages Curriculum 4  
Mathematics Curriculum 2  
Mathematics Curriculum 4  
Science Curriculum 2  
Science Curriculum 4  
And  
TEAC 7082 Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments 10
TEAC 7153 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices 10
TEAC 7154 Professional Experience 1 10
 Credit Points50
Summer session
TEAC 7001 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies 10
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Autumn session
Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum subjects 20
English Curriculum 1  
English Curriculum 3  
Aboriginal Studies Curriculum 1  
History Curriculum 1  
HSIE Curriculum 3  
Geography Curriculum 1  
Business Studies/Commerce Curriculum 1  
Music Curriculum 1  
Music Curriculum 3  
Technology Curriculum 1  
Technology Curriculum 3  
PDHPE Curriculum 1  
PDHPE Curriculum 3  
Languages Curriculum 1  
Languages Curriculum 3  
Mathematics Curriculum 1  
Mathematics Curriculum 3  
Science Curriculum 1  
Science Curriculum 3  
And  
TEAC 7157 Action Research in Teaching 10
Select one elective subject (recommended elective options are listed after the sequence) 10
Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject: TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2.  
TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 10
These students should complete one subject from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.  
 Credit Points50
 Total Credit Points160

Mid-year intake Accelerated Pathway

Note: Students with a GPA of 5 on commencement of the program and who maintain a GPA of 5 for their first four subjects of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7004 Adolescent Development and Teaching 10
TEAC 7032 Diversity, Social Justice and Learning 10
TEAC 7027 Designing Teaching and Learning 10
TEAC 7108 Professional Practice Community Engagement 10
Select one elective subject (recommended elective options are listed after the sequence) 10
 Credit Points50
Summer session
TEAC 7153 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum subjects 20
English Curriculum 1  
English Curriculum 3  
Aboriginal Studies Curriculum 1  
History Curriculum 1  
HSIE Curriculum 3  
Geography Curriculum 1  
Business Studies/Commerce Curriculum 1  
Music Curriculum 1  
Music Curriculum 3  
Technology Curriculum 1  
Technology Curriculum 3  
PDHPE Curriculum 1  
PDHPE Curriculum 3  
Languages Curriculum 1  
Languages Curriculum 3  
Mathematics Curriculum 1  
Mathematics Curriculum 3  
Science Curriculum 1  
Science Curriculum 3  
And  
TEAC 7082 Pedagogy for Positive Learning Environments 10
TEAC 7001 Aboriginal & Culturally Responsive Pedagogies 10
TEAC 7154 Professional Experience 1 10
 Credit Points50
Year 2
Spring session
Students who have satisfied the NESA undergraduate subject content requirements undertake two of the following Curriculum subjects 20
English Curriculum 2  
English Curriculum 4  
History Curriculum 2  
HSIE Curriculum 4  
Geography Curriculum 2  
Aboriginal and Society Studies Curriculum 2  
Business Studies/Legal Studies/Economics Curriculum 2  
Music Curriculum 2  
Music Curriculum 4  
Technology Curriculum 2  
Technology Curriculum 4  
PDHPE Curriculum 2  
PDHPE Curriculum 4  
Languages Curriculum 2  
Languages Curriculum 4  
Mathematics Curriculum 2  
Mathematics Curriculum 4  
Science Curriculum 2  
Science Curriculum 4  
And  
TEAC 7157 Action Research in Teaching 10
Select one elective subject (recommended elective options are listed after the sequence) 10
Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject: TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2.  
TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 10
These students should complete one subject from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.  
 Credit Points50
 Total Credit Points160

Recommended Elective Subjects

Recommended elective subject options are subject to semester offerings and availability. Students can choose one or more subjects from each elective area.

Subject Title Credit Points
Educational Research
TEAC 7158Researching Teaching and Learning10
TEAC 7116Researching STEM Education for Future Leadership10
Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting
TEAC 7100Principles and Practices of Evaluation10
TEAC 7026Designing Curriculum Futures10
STEM
TEAC 7121STEM foundations10
TEAC 7120STEM Pedagogies in Practice10
TEAC 7116Researching STEM Education for Future Leadership10
TEAC 7152Applied Robotics and Programming in Secondary STEM Education10
Leadership, Care & Wellbeing
TEAC 7020Contemporary Teacher Leadership10
TEAC 7063Leadership, Mentoring and Professional Growth10
TEAC 7068Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts10
TEAC 5023Mental Health in Educational Contexts10
Inclusive Education
TEAC 7150Universal Design for Learning10
TEAC 7084Person-Centred Practice10
TEAC 7051Inclusive Environments10

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject: TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 in the recommended sequence above.

These students should complete ONE subject from the following Master of Educational Studies list to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

Subject Title Credit Points
Choose one of the following subjects if on offer in alternate years in the Autumn session.
TEAC 7026Designing Curriculum Futures10
TEAC 7051Inclusive Environments10
TEAC 7068Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts10
TEAC 7100Principles and Practices of Evaluation10
TEAC 7152Applied Robotics and Programming in Secondary STEM Education10
TEAC 5023Mental Health in Educational Contexts10
Or one of the following subjects if on offer alternate years in the Spring session
TEAC 7013At the cultural interface - learning two ways10
TEAC 7029Disability in Context10
HUMN 7018Ecopsychology and Cultural Change10
CEDS 7001Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction10
TEAC 7041Effective Working Relationships10
TEAC 7043Engaging Communities10
HUMN 7027Leading Change10
TEAC 7144Technology Assisting Learning10

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Students exiting from 1781 Master of Teaching (Primary)

BA Pathway to Teaching Primary Students who complete 40 credit points of the M Teach as Part of the Education Studies Major in the BA

Full-time Accelerated Pathway (1 year)

Note: Only those students with a GPA 5 for their first four subjects of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode. Students need to maintain a GPA of 5 or above to enrol in the accelerated pattern of study.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7141 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms 10
TEAC 7154 Professional Experience 1 10
TEAC 7089 Primary English and Literacy 1 10
TEAC 7093 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 10
TEAC 7091 Primary Health and Physical Education 10
 Credit Points50
Spring session
TEAC 7090 Primary English and Literacy 2 10
TEAC 7099 Primary Science & Technology 10
TEAC 7094 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2 10
TEAC 7119 Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies 10
 Credit Points40
Summer session
TEAC 7088 Primary Creative Arts 10
TEAC 7153 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices 10
Note: Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject: TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2.  
TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 10
These students should complete one subject from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.  
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points120

Full-time intake (1.5 years)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7141 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms 10
TEAC 7154 Professional Experience 1 10
TEAC 7089 Primary English and Literacy 1 10
TEAC 7093 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
TEAC 7091 Primary Health and Physical Education 10
TEAC 7090 Primary English and Literacy 2 10
TEAC 7088 Primary Creative Arts 10
TEAC 7099 Primary Science & Technology 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
TEAC 7094 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2 10
TEAC 7119 Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies 10
TEAC 7153 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices 10
Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject: TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2.  
TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 10
These students should complete one subject from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Students with Degree Other than BA Pathway to Teaching Primary

Full-time Accelerated Pathway (1.5 years)

Note: Only those students with a GPA 5 for their first four subjects of study will be invited to enrol in the accelerated mode. Students need to maintain a GPA of 5 or above to enrol in the accelerated pattern of study.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7149 Understanding and Teaching Children 10
TEAC 7156 Aboriginal Education: Past, Present and Future 10
TEAC 7023 Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling 10
TEAC 7092 Primary Human Society and its Environment 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
TEAC 7141 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms 10
TEAC 7154 Professional Experience 1 10
TEAC 7089 Primary English and Literacy 1 10
TEAC 7093 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 10
TEAC 7091 Primary Health and Physical Education 10
 Credit Points50
Summer session
TEAC 7088 Primary Creative Arts 10
TEAC 7153 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
TEAC 7090 Primary English and Literacy 2 10
TEAC 7099 Primary Science & Technology 10
TEAC 7094 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2 10
TEAC 7119 Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies 10
Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject: TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2.  
TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 10
These students should complete one subject from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.  
 Credit Points50
 Total Credit Points160

Full-time intake (2 years)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7149 Understanding and Teaching Children 10
TEAC 7156 Aboriginal Education: Past, Present and Future 10
TEAC 7023 Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling 10
TEAC 7092 Primary Human Society and its Environment 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
TEAC 7141 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms 10
TEAC 7154 Professional Experience 1 10
TEAC 7089 Primary English and Literacy 1 10
TEAC 7093 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
TEAC 7091 Primary Health and Physical Education 10
TEAC 7090 Primary English and Literacy 2 10
TEAC 7088 Primary Creative Arts 10
TEAC 7099 Primary Science & Technology 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
TEAC 7094 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2 10
TEAC 7119 Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies 10
TEAC 7153 Inclusive Education: Principles and Practices 10
Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject: TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2.  
TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 10
These students should complete one subject from the Master of Educational Studies list advised after the recommended sequence below to be eligible to graduate with the Master of Educational Studies.  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

National Literacy and Numeracy TEST

Students who do not pass the National Literacy and Numeracy TEST will not be able to complete the following subject TEAC 7155 Professional Experience 2 in the recommended sequence.

These students should complete ONE subject from the following Master of Educational Studies list to be eligible to graduate with a Master of Educational Studies.

Subject Title Credit Points
Choose one of the following subjects if on offer in alternate years in the Autumn session.
HUMN 7002Applied Imagination10
TEAC 7148Transformative Learning10
TEAC 7051Inclusive Environments10
TEAC 7068Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts10
HUMN 7040Social Ecology10
HUMN 7017Ecopedagogies10
TEAC 7026Designing Curriculum Futures10
TEAC 7100Principles and Practices of Evaluation10
Or one of the following subjects if on offer alternate years in the Spring session
TEAC 7043Engaging Communities10
HUMN 7027Leading Change10
CEDS 7001Education Policy, Practice and Global Knowledge Co-construction10
TEAC 7029Disability in Context10
TEAC 7013At the cultural interface - learning two ways10
TEAC 7144Technology Assisting Learning10
HUMN 7018Ecopsychology and Cultural Change10
TEAC 7041Effective Working Relationships10