2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean's Scholar) | 2017

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Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean's Scholar)



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4 years full-time or part time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

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Wollongong / 755202

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The Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean's Scholar) is a four-year degree that involves deepening your mathematical knowledge and developing the skills to implement this knowledge in modern secondary classrooms.

Teaching the next generation of mathematicians requires specific skills, and in this degree you will combine studying mathematics and education subjects at university with extensive professional experience in secondary schools. Mathematics subjects including calculus, algebra, statistics and mathematical modelling are complemented with education subjects about teaching strategies, building your professional teaching skills, developing children’s literacy and numeracy skills, teaching children with special needs, using ICT in the classroom and classroom management.

The Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean's Scholar) is a program for high-achieving students who wish to continue their studies through honours and research degrees. As a Dean's Scholar you will make a scholarly contribution to your field of study and to UOW. You will have access to an academic mentor, extended library privileges, invitations to attend School workshops and seminars, and networking events.

Dean's scholar students benefit from extended library privileges, invitations to attend School workshops and seminars and networking events.  There is also the opportunity for casual employment in the Faculty of Social Sciences, community research, or projects supervised by leading practitioners or scholars for 15 hours per year.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean's Scholar) will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge of educational principles within the context of secondary mathematics teaching.
  2. Participate in guided and self-directed enrichment activities on campus, in school and in community settings.
  3. Demonstrate coherent core knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics.
  4. Demonstrate their depth and breadth of knowledge in one or more discipline areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.
  5. Demonstrate their cognitive and technical skills to create learning tools, critically review, analyse, synthesise and solve problems within the field of mathematics education.
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking and judgement skills when problem solving and identifying the complexities of their role as secondary mathematics teachers.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate educational concepts and mathematical principles within the teaching environment.
  8. Demonstrate autonomy and problem solving ability in professional practice, including differentiation of pedagogical strategies, planning teaching and learning activities and reflection on practice within secondary mathematics teaching contexts.
  9. Demonstrate higher order thinking in relation to current and future educational challenges.
  10. Demonstrate their capacity to be reflective practitioners with an evolving understanding of the multi-faceted role of the teacher within the learning environment. 

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean's Scholar) requires the successful completion of at least 192 credit points as outlined in the table below.

In addition to the coursework requirements, students are required to complete the compulsory Professional Experience components embedded in the course.

To remain enrolled in the Dean's Scholar program, students must maintain a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 80% in each year of enrolment, from and including Year 2. 

Students who wish to complete the equivalent of a Mathematics major are required to undertake MATH222 (6cp), plus a minimum of 24 credit points in Mathematics at 300 level or higher.  This may require you to take more than the minimum credit point requirement for this degree.

Subject Codesubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
Year 1
PSYS150Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour6Autumn, Summer 2017/2018
MATH187Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus6Autumn
STAT131Understanding Variation and Uncertainty6Autumn
CSIT110Fundamental Programming with Python6Autumn
MATH121Discrete Mathematics6Spring
MATH188Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus6Spring
MATH111Applied Mathematical Modelling 16Spring
MATH270Reflective Communication of Mathematics6Spring
Year 2
EDPS111Education Foundations: Introduction to Teacher Education6Autumn
MATH201Multivariate and Vector Calculus6Autumn
MATH203Linear Algebra6Autumn
Plus ONE of the following:
MATH222Continuous Mathematics6Autumn
STAT231Probability and Random Variables6Autumn
EDPS201Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education I6Spring
EDSM202Mathematics Pedagogy 16Spring
EDPS302Creating Positive Learning Environments6Spring
EDAE302Aboriginal Education6Spring
Year 3
EDPS222Teachers as Communicators6Autumn
EDLE301Learners With Exceptional Needs6Autumn
EDPS301Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education II6Autumn First Offered 2018
EDIC401Effective use of ICT for Teaching & Learning6Autumn
EDER202Dean's Scholars Project6Spring
MATH318Mathematical Optimisation and Operations Research6Spring
EDLD302Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students6Spring
Plus ONE elective subject at any level from the General Schedule6Spring
Year 4
MATH301Complex Variables and Group Theory6Autumn
EDPS401Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education III6Autumn First Offered 2019
EDSM401Mathematics Pedagogy 26Autumn
Plus ONE subject at 300 or 400 level with the prefix MATH, STAT or INFO*6Autumn
EDPS402Leadership, Management & Professional Learning in Secondary Education12Spring First Offered 2019
Plus TWO 7 week intensive electives from the School of Education **12Spring

*Students who wish to complete the equivalent of a Mathematics major are required to undertake MATH222 (6cp), plus a minimum of 24 credit points in Mathematics at 300 level or higher.

**It is recommended that this elective be drawn from the School of Education elective list which accommodates for the seven-week professional experience completed as part of EDPS402.    Alternatively, students may choose to complete an elective in Autumn or Summer prior to commencing their professional experience.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

This degree is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification. Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.

All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 12 February, 2019