University of Technology Sydney

C04417v1 Master of Mathematics for Secondary Education

Award(s): Master of Mathematics for Secondary Education (MMathSecEd)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City Campus.

Notes

Completion of the Maths Readiness Survey (MRS) is mandatory for students enrolling in this course.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Master of Mathematics for Secondary Education is designed to retrain approved primary and secondary school teachers in teaching secondary mathematics. It comprises mathematics teaching methods and content that includes statistics, algebra, discrete mathematics and calculus, as well as electives.

This program is suitable for approved teachers without, or with limited, mathematics at university level. The NSW Department of Education has stipulated differing conditions in relation to the levels of studies required based upon the candidates' prior undergraduate studies in mathematics. Candidates should check with the teach.NSW website to ensure they are studying at the appropriate level to meet their career aspirations.

The program offers flexible modes of study, enhancing opportunities for teachers working and studying locally or distantly and provides opportunities for all levels of study as defined by the NSW Department of Education. The program may also be relevant to teachers wishing to re-train in other State jurisdictions, but interstate candidates should check that the course meets the requirements of the Education Department in the relevant State.

Students benefit from the collaboration between mathematics specialists in the Faculty of Science, and Teacher Education academics in the School of International Studies and Education, and engage with core teaching methods and professional experience subjects specifically designed for teaching mathematics in years 7-12. Professional advancement is enhanced through a suite of blended teaching practice electives in learning design, learning analytics, e-learning and digital learning. Teachers with insufficient undergraduate mathematics studies may utilise the elective component to add mathematics discipline subjects to their study plan.

The course is offered in a flexible mixed mode, with a large proportion of the course delivered online, and a small number of subjects requiring block attendance on campus.

This course incorporates flexible, part-time study to allow teachers in the workforce who wish to upgrade or enhance their skills to take up that opportunity without overloading their schedule. The teaching pedagogy reflects and scaffolds relevant types of remote or online learning that support the teachers in achieving the required learning outcomes.

Career options

This course provides career opportunities for accredited teachers to develop skills and expertise in mathematics to enhance their career prospects. The NSW government has identified mathematics as a high-demand subject area and offers scholarships through teach.NSW to support retraining. Candidates should check the teach.NSW website for further information.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Analyse: Demonstrate critical engagement with mathematical knowledge in the secondary classroom context.
1.2 Synthesise: Develop a professional identity as a leader in mathematics and mathematics education.
1.3 Evaluate: Evaluate the role of mathematics and mathematics education demonstrating awareness of the links to society and classroom practice.
2.1 Analyse: Critically evaluate information in the investigation of mathematical and pedagogical problems.
2.2 Synthesise: Investigate real-world problems by analysing and critically evaluating different solutions to complex challenges.
2.3 Evaluate: Appraise research in mathematics and mathematics education.
3.1 Analyse: Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety requirements, ethical conduct, and risk management, in the context of teaching mathematics.
3.2 Synthesise: Develop an awareness and demonstrate the application of ethical solutions to educational problems that can impact on society.
3.3 Evaluate: Collaborate to create and implement professional solutions to educational problems.
4.1 Analyse: Derive innovative solutions to complex mathematical and educational problems.
4.2 Synthesise: Through reflection, own and understand their learning journey.
4.3 Evaluate: Critique approaches to meeting educational needs.
5.1 Analyse: critique approaches for communicating with students, parents, peers, mathematicians, educationalists, and the public.
5.2 Synthesise: Develop and Communicate complex ideas.
5.3 Evaluate: Judge the use of interpersonal communication skills with students, parents, peers, mathematicians, educationalists, and the public.
6.1 Analyse: Demonstrate and promote an appreciation of historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges relevant to mathematics and education.
6.2 Synthesise: Develop cultural awareness for ethical and respectful practices when developing community relations, apply and test those practices.
6.3 Evaluate: Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges into professional practice and evaluate its impact.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Previous qualification must be in teaching or education (FOE 070103 Teacher Education: Primary or 070105 Teacher Education: Secondary)

AND

Applicants must have a professional teaching qualification OR be eligible to seek provisional accreditation as per NESA guidelines.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Recognition of prior learning

Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for recognition of prior learning of up to 24 credit points if the subjects previously studied are deemed by UTS:Science to be equivalent to those specified for their course.

To be considered for recognition of prior learning, subjects must normally have been completed no more than five years prior to the commencement of this course.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 72 credit points made up of 48 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of electives.

Course completion requirements

STM91457 Core subjects (Mathematics for Secondary Education) 48cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp
Total 72cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical part-time program.

MRS Satisfactory, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
68103 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Statistics   6cp
68104 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Discrete Mathematics   6cp
Spring session
68105 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Algebra   6cp
68106 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
68107 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 2   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
68108 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 3   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
020213 Maths Methods for In-Service Teachers (Year 7-12)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
Spring session
020212 Professional Experience for In-Service Teachers   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
MRS Satisfactory, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
68105 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Algebra   6cp
68106 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
68103 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Statistics   6cp
68104 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Discrete Mathematics   6cp
Spring session
68108 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
68107 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 2   6cp
020213 Maths Methods for In-Service Teachers (Year 7-12)   6cp
Spring session
020212 Professional Experience for In-Service Teachers   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
MRS Unsatisfactory, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
68103 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Statistics   6cp
68102 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Foundations   6cp
Spring session
68105 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Algebra   6cp
68106 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
68107 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
Spring session
68108 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
020213 Maths Methods for In-Service Teachers (Year 7-12)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
Spring session
020212 Professional Experience for In-Service Teachers   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
MRS Unsatisfactory, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
68102 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Foundations   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
68103 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Statistics   6cp
Spring session
68105 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Algebra   6cp
68106 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
68107 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
Spring session
68108 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
020213 Maths Methods for In-Service Teachers (Year 7-12)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  
Spring session
020212 Professional Experience for In-Service Teachers   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91902 Electives (Mathematics and Education) 24cp  

Other information

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