Undergraduate major

English Major Teaching Area

Our world is dominated by the importance of the written, visual and spoken communication. Here’s your chance to become an English teacher and have a valuable impact on young people.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

MJ-ENGS

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

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To offer SimLabTM - simulated classroom teaching technology.

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Overview

Developing high-quality skills and knowledge in English is essential for young people, as it reaches into so many areas of their lives. English teachers, who share their love of words and appreciation of literature, inspire their students to express  their thoughts and ideas, discuss their concerns about issues, as well as  develop essential skills in critical literacy. You could provide encouragement for the creative minds of the future with this English teaching qualification.

You’ll learn how to work in a range of teaching contexts and share your love of language as you join lectures, tutorials, discussions and a range of practical placements.

You’ll also practise dealing with challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations through our SimLabTM technology. It’s a virtual classroom using actors and avatars – and the only technology of its kind in WA.

3 reasons to study Education at Murdoch

  • Learn to become a confident and inspiring teacher who can make a real difference to students’ learning experiences.
  • Take on a range of practical placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments.
  • Build an online portfolio as part of your degree to share your teaching experience with future employers.

What you’ll learn

  • Take an in-depth look at the English language, literacy and literature, ranging from classic novels and films to new literacies.
  • Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and make learning fun.
  • Discover how to apply your theoretical learning in a range of practical settings.
  • Find out how to encourage your students to think creatively about the world and the stories we share, and develop an in-depth understanding of the meaning and impact of a vast range of literature
  • Get inspired to stay curious about the world and commit to lifelong learning throughout your teaching career.

Your future career

This course gives you the qualification you need to teach English to secondary students from Years 7-12, including teaching Year 11 and 12 ATAR English and English Literature, and EALD students.

Professional recognition

After graduating, you would be eligible for accreditation with a range of bodies such as the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.

 

For more details about this course, please download our information pack.

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Entry requirements

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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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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

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.

Find out more

 

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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