2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean's Scholar) | 2018

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Bachelor of Mathematics Education (Dean's Scholar)



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4 years full-time or part time equivalent

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Faculty of Social Sciences

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Wollongong / 755202


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 and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
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.

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points from the Year 1 subjects to be eligible for the first Professional Experience and to enrol in Year 2 subjects. Students should also note that a number of subject pre-requisites will be in place throughout the course.

Students must have passed all core subjects in their degree and be enrolled in any annual and final semester core subjects to be eligible for their final Professional Experience.

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 Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
PSYS150 Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour 6
MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6
MATH100 Introduction to Mathematics 6
CSIT110 Fundamental Programming with Python 6
MATH123 Discrete Mathematics and Difference Equations 6
MATH188 Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus 6
STAT101 Introduction to Statistics 6
MATH270 Reflective Communication of Mathematics 6
Year 2
EDPS111 Education Foundations: Introduction to Teacher Education 6
MATH201 Multivariable Calculus 6
MATH202 Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications 6
Plus ONE of the following*:
MATH222 Real Analysis 6
STAT201 Random Variables and Introduction to Modelling 6
EDPS201 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education I 6
EDSM202 Mathematics Pedagogy 1 6
EDPS302 Creating Positive Learning Environments 6
EDAE302 Aboriginal Education 6
Year 3
EDPS222 Teachers as Communicators 6
EDLE301 Learners With Exceptional Needs 6
EDPS301 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education II 6
EDIC401 Effective use of ICT for Teaching & Learning 6
EDER202 Dean's Scholars Project  
MATH203 Linear Algebra and Groups 6
MATH205 Numerical Methods 6
EDLD302 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 6
Year 4
EDPS401 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education III 6
MATH305 Partial Differential Equations 6
Plus TWO subjects at 300 or 400 level with the prefix MATH, STAT or INFO * 12
EDPS402 Leadership,Management & Professional Learning in Secondary Education 12
EDSM402 Mathematics Pedagogy 2 6
Plus ONE elective subject from the School of Education or the General Schedule** 6

*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.

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

This course contains a total of 560 hours or approximately 80 days of compulsory work-based placements, completed over 24 weeks throughout the degree. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

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.

The University of Wollongong is committed to supporting students to meet the accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic Diocesan schools. Please contact your Academic Program Director for more information.

Other Information

For further information email ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 9 March, 2018