Handbook Public View

This page displays current curriculum information. For staff view, please login

Major (2020)

Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.

Teaching English (7-10)


  • Course Outline
  • Course Structure
  • Fees
  • Course Plans
Title Teaching English (7-10)
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Education
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description The recent move to elevate Year 7 into high school curriculum means that a lot of
Primary teachers need an extra qualification to teach English in high school. They
need an understanding of the pedagogy/curriculum of English.
This course fulfils that need.
The Graduate Certificate in Education Teaching English (7 - 10) is designed for
qualified teachers who are interested in upskilling in this area.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Education (C1153)

English competence in accordance with Murdoch University graduate English language requirements.
Major Learning Outcomes 1. Apply Year 7-10 English curriculum content described by the Western Australian
School and Curriculum Standards Authority (WASCSA) in constructing teaching
resources, pedagogical strategies and lesson plans.
2. Employ a range of teaching and assessment strategies, that includes ways of
providing appropriate feedback that caters for student diversity.
3. Communicate a range of different theoretical approaches from curriculum and
pedagogy that can be applied in practice.
4. Critique a range of resources for ongoing professional learning in the Year 7-10
English curriculum context through unit, resource creation and teaching
5. Evaluate and plan for own professional growth using reflective practice
Employment Prospects Teaching
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Major Structure - 12 credit points

Required Units - 12 credit points

EDN501 Teaching Literacy and Literature (7-10) - 3 points
MURDOCH: SP2-internal

EDN502 Teaching Language (7-10) - 3 points
MURDOCH: SS2-internal

EDN517 Learning: Multiple Perspectives, Policies and Practices - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

Go to the Tuition Fee Calculator for this course for the following Student Types:

Domestic - Graduate Coursework - Full fee paying - commenced 2018 or later

To check other years, go to the Course Plans site.

Fee Calculator
Handbook help
Information for Students


The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.

Regulations and Rules

Students should ensure they are familiar with the University's internal legislation, including provisions specifically relevant to their studies. See the University Regulation overview and view legislation online.