University of Technology Sydney

C06132v1 Graduate Diploma in Mathematics for Secondary Education

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Mathematics for Secondary Education (GradDipMathSecEd)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
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
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Mathematics for Secondary Education is designed to re-train approved secondary school teachers, and approved primary school teachers with sufficient undergraduate mathematics studies, in teaching secondary mathematics. It comprises mathematics teaching methods and content that includes statistics, algebra, discrete mathematics and calculus.

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.

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.

Upon completion, graduates are qualified to teach secondary mathematics up to NSW Higher School Certificate level. However, the NSW Department of Education has stipulated differing conditions in relation to the levels of studies required based upon the graduates' prior undergraduate studies in mathematics. Students should check the teach.NSW website to ensure they are studying at the appropriate level to meet their career aspirations.

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 engagement with mathematical knowledge in the secondary classroom context.
1.2 Synthesise: Develop a professional identity with breadth and depth of knowledge in mathematics and mathematics education.
1.3 Evaluate: Evaluate the role of mathematics and mathematics education in society.
2.1 Analyse: Evaluate information in the investigation of mathematical and pedagogical problems.
2.2 Synthesise: Investigate real-world problems by analysing and evaluating different solutions to complex challenges.
2.3 Evaluate: Appraise approaches 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 of ethical solutions to educational problems that can impact on society.
3.3 Evaluate: Collaborate to implement professional solutions to educational problems.
4.1 Analyse: Identify innovative solutions to complex mathematical and educational issues.
4.2 Synthesise: Through reflection, own and understand their learning journey.
4.3 Evaluate: Understand approaches to meeting educational needs.
5.1 Analyse: Identify approaches for communicating with students, parents, peers, mathematicians, educationalists, and the public.
5.2 Synthesise: Communicate and illustrate 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 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.
6.3 Evaluate: Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges into professional practice.

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.

Course duration and attendance

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

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points of core subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91457 Core subjects (Mathematics for Secondary Education) 48cp
Total 48cp

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
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
68108 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 3   6cp
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
020213 Maths Methods for In-Service Teachers (Year 7-12)   6cp
Spring session
68108 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 3   6cp
020212 Professional Experience for In-Service Teachers   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
68104 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Discrete Mathematics   6cp
68107 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 2   6cp
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
020213 Maths Methods for In-Service Teachers (Year 7-12)   6cp
Spring session
020212 Professional Experience for In-Service Teachers   6cp
68108 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 3   6cp
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
68106 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 1   6cp
68105 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Algebra   6cp
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
68108 Mathematics for Secondary Education - Calculus 3   6cp
020212 Professional Experience for In-Service Teachers   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics for Secondary Education, students gain full recognition of prior learning to the Master of Mathematics for Secondary Education (C04417).

Other information

Further information is available from:

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