The Mathematics Education Major is part of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) and current Entry Requirements for this major can be found here.
This major will prepare you with content and pedagogical knowledge to teach the Mathematics curriculum from Years 7 to 12. If you would like more information about the content of the curriculum in Western Australia, please see the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) website.
Second specialisation stream
In addition to your major mathematics teaching area, you will choose a second specialisation stream from one of the following options:
- Minor teaching area – this will be a teaching area other than mathematics
- Broadening mathematics – additional content and curriculum units in mathematics
- Education specialty – additional education units and mathematics curriculum units
The Mathematics Education Major is part of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education).
You will complete four professional experience placements in this course. These placements provide opportunities to practice and demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained under the supervision of a mentor teacher. There may be opportunities for a country, interstate or overseas placement.
The final professional experience placement is referred to as the Internship and is conducted over one school term in a full time block mode. The Internship is undertaken in a school setting. There may be opportunities for a ‘country practice’ or an interstate internship placement.
How this course will make you industry ready
A major component of this course comprises units on teaching strategies, planning lessons, classroom management, learning processes, educational psychology and curriculum studies. You will also complete 18 weeks of teaching practice over the course of your studies, including a 10 week internship where you will have the major responsibility for students’ learning under the mentorship of a qualified teacher.
What jobs can the Mathematics Education lead to?
- Policy Development Officer
- Special Programs Officer
- Curriculum Designer
- Trainer, Mentor or Coach
- Secondary School Teacher
What you'll learn
- apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts associated with effective teaching of secondary school students.
- critically evaluate and synthesise theory, research and practice to apply knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to enhance learning.
- assess student learning and analyse diverse sources of data to support valid judgements of student learning.
- plan and deliver effective teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact.
- select, curate, use and create a range of digital resources and technologies to support learning and teaching.
- demonstrate responsibility and accountability for being a life-long learner, identify and engage in professional learning; demonstrate personal literacy and numeracy competencies to the required accreditation standard.
- engage in a continual cycle of improvement through critical and reflective practices including those based on local, national and global research and evidence-based practices.
- create, lead and maintain positive learning environments for all students, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- communicate professionally and engage collaboratively with colleagues, students, parent/carers, and the community.