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English Specialisation


This specialisation provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge, understandings and skills to teach English in the primary years.

This specialisation highlights the centrality of English to all learning areas and the importance of English in the Australian Curriculum. The specialisation units build on understandings developed in core units and deepen students' knowledge about teaching reading, writing and children's literature in classroom contexts. Where possible, these units provide opportunities for students to develop their capacity as teachers of literacy by working with children in school contexts. Particular focus is given to developing additional depth of understanding of expert content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching in English.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Students should select three units (30 credit points) from the following:

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAN6218 ^Literacy Coaching in Middle and Upper Primary10
LAN6228 ^Literacy Coaching in Junior Primary10
LAN6230 ^Teaching Reading in the Primary Classroom10
LAN6270 ^Teaching Writing in the Primary Years10
LIT6260 ^Children's Literature in the Classroom10

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

The Master of Teaching (Primary) qualifies graduates to teach junior, middle and upper primary students in government and non-government schools.

Possible future job titles

Teacher, Primary Teacher, English Teacher

This Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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