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English Education Major

Code: MABUTM

This major prepares students for a dynamic and rewarding career teaching English and Literature in secondary schools.

The major combines study in the content of English (including literature, language, writing, and mass media) with studies in educational theory and teaching practice. It is distinctive in its approach to English teaching, emphasising the importance of sound content knowledge and innovative approaches to texts and technologies. Students receive specialised instruction from expert teachers who are also researchers and authors in the field.

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Availability

Joondalup

Mount Lawley

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South West (Bunbury)

Online

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Structure

Structure

Students are required to complete 10 Content units and 2 Curriculum units. Content units educate students in the subject area and the Curriculum units explain how to teach the subject area to others.

Content Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENG1140Discovering Literature15
ENG1050Literature and Social Change15
CUR2210Curriculum Extension and Enrichment15
Plus 7 units from:
ENG1060 ^English Grammar for Professionals15
ENG1233 ^Myths and Legends from Around the World15
ENG1244 ^Arthurian Myths and Legends15
ENG2470 ^Children, Youth and Global Media15
ENG3042 ^Theory, Taste and Trash15
ENG3050 ^Poetry and Passion15
ENG3140 ^From Fiction to Film15
ENG3160 ^Graphic Novels15
ENG3165 ^Australian Fiction15
ENG3170 ^Diverse Voices in Literature15
ENG3175 ^Jane Austen: Past and Present15
ENG2180 ^Comedy and Tragedy in Drama15
ENG3214 ^Freedom to Play and Victorian Children15
ENG3464 ^Fantasy Literature for Children15
ENG3472 ^Children and Poetry15
WRT3120 ^Biographical and Autobiographical Writing15
Curriculum Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAN2250Introduction to Secondary English Teaching15
LAN2251Planning and Teaching English 7-1215

^ Core Option

Possible future job titles

Secondary English Teacher

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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