Postgraduate major

Teaching English (7–10)

Are you a primary or high school teacher and hold a passion for English? This major will give you the knowledge and confidence to teach high school English from years 7-10.

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MJ-ELED

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Part Time

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Overview

In this major you’ll build on your English and teaching knowledge to develop students’ skills in language and literacy. This will enable students to understand language, written or visual, in a meaningful way and to use language to express themselves effectively for practical or creative purposes. One important task of the unit is for you to deliver a program of work to improve poor literacy skills that students might have.

You’ll develop a practical and critical understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning English Year 7-10 which develops students’ learning about language, literature and literacy. A key focus of this major will be placed on analysing and developing teaching strategies and curriculum planning, and creating learning resources and assessments.

Explore literature (written, visual, multimodal, classics and new) to develop critical literacy by examining how language constructs our sense of the world and ourselves, our behaviours, values and attitudes.

You’ll also be able to take your new-found knowledge and apply it in simulated lessons with our SimLab technology. You’ll receive feedback which will foster your reflection and development in teaching secondary English.

You’ll also have the opportunity to create your own resource portfolio to help prepare you for teaching Secondary English.

3 reasons to study Teaching English (7-10) at Murdoch University

  • Practise what you learn with our SimLabTM technology. It’s a virtual classroom using actors and avatars – and the only technology of its kind in WA.
  • Our part-time, on-campus or online options help you fit study into your working life.
  • You’ll have dedicated Student Success Advisors to help you along your postgraduate journey.

What you’ll learn

The aim of this major is to develop your knowledge of:

Year 7-10 English curriculum content described by the Western Australian School and Curriculum Standards Authority (WASCSA)
Different theoretical approaches from curriculum and pedagogy
Components of literature, language and literacy
Effective pedagogies for teaching and assessing secondary English
Resources to support teaching secondary English
Issues with teaching secondary English and strategies to resolve them
Build a bank of teaching strategies, tasks and resources to support your secondary English teaching career.

Your future career

Upon completing this major, you could forge a career teaching lower secondary English for years 7-10 in the Western Australian school curriculum.

 

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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