Bachelor of Mathematics Education

Course summary

Mathematics is a discipline central to many branches of science and commerce. Given its wide variety of applications, teaching the next generation of mathematicians requires specific skills. UOW Mathematics Education involves learning mathematics and how to teach it effectively.

The UOW Bachelor of Mathematics Education qualifies you to be a high school maths teacher, and focuses on developing your mathematical knowledge and professional teaching skills.

You will complete extensive professional experience throughout your degree, which allows you to learn by observation and apply your skills in the classroom. You will also have opportunities for rural and international professional experiences, to study overseas with UOW's international exchange and study abroad partners, and to join international cultural immersion programs.

Each year, UOW offers up to five Mathematics Secondary Education Scholarships valued at $1,500p.a. to students starting this degree with an ATAR above 80 and Band 5 in Advanced Mathematics or equivalent.

What you will study

During this four-year degree you will study a combination of maths and education subjects allowing you to practically apply both disciplines throughout your degree.

Mathematics subjects including calculus, algebra, statistics and mathematical modelling are complemented with education subjects about teaching and learning strategies including learning and development, pedagogy (the method and practice of teaching), professional teaching skills, curriculum studies and meeting learners' needs. 

Course information

Study area

Education, Mathematics & Statistics

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

886

ATAR (UAI)

73

IB Score

25-26

Duration

4 years full time (eight sessions) or part-time equivalent.

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

051340B

UAC Code

755102

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.5

7.0

7.0

8.0

8.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

110

22

22

24

24

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 75 in Academic Reading and Writing)
Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Additional Criteria

To be considered for this course you must submit a personal statement outlining your motivation and suitability for teaching; see http://uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/teaching-personal-statement.shtml for more information.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Record Check

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,928
Full Course Fee: $95,424

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Any 2 units of English plus Mathematics (not Mathematics General 2). Graduates intending to seek employment in NSW schools to teach at secondary level must have achieved specific levels of study in English at NSW HSC level (or equivalent).

Recommended Studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1

EARLY ADMISSION
UOW Early Admission is how the results you’ve earned so far in Years 11 and 12 can secure you a place in a UOW degree before you sit your final exams. This program is for students currently completing their Higher School Certificate; an interstate equivalent or an International Baccalaureate in an on-shore Australian High School. For more information, and to apply for Early Admission, head to the UOW Early Admission website.

Indicative Criteria
Indicative Early Admission criteria for this degree.
The indicative criteria shows the subjects and results that we believe you need to have a good chance of performing well in this degree.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

  • Overseas Year 12 qualification, equivalent to the Higher School Certificate in Australia.
  • A previous Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate, ie ATAR, UAI, TER, OP, or equivalent
  • A score in the International Baccalaureate equivalent to the required ATAR for this course.
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF): Advanced Diploma or Diploma; Cert IV (excluding Trade Certificates) may be considered for some programs
  • A Diploma or Foundation Studies Program from a recognised private institution.
  • TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Minimum record of attendance, equal to 1/6 of a bachelor degree from an approved university, provided there is no exclusion or suspension.

Mature Age

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications will be considered for admission:

  • University Access Program (UOW College). The UAP does not provide entry to a 4-year professional degree or any of the double degree programs.
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in the year preceding enrolment. STAT can be used to gain admission to all undergraduate courses other than Engineering and Law. If you haven't been studying for some time you may want to consider a WEA STAT Preparation Course.
  • Limited UAI (5-9 HSC units, including at least 2 units of English) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in year preceding enrolment.

Additional Criteria

To be considered for this course you must submit a personal statement outlining your motivation and suitability for teaching; see http://uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/teaching-personal-statement.shtml for more information.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Record Check

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants: All applications must be made through UAC. On-time UAC applications close 29 September.
  • International applicants: One week prior to the course commencement date.

Session Detail
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

    Course structure

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Students graduating from the Bachelor of Mathematics Education will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge of educational principles within the context of secondary mathematics teaching.
    2. Demonstrate coherent core knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics.
    3. Demonstrate their depth and breadth of knowledge in one or more discipline areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics.
    4. Demonstrate their cognitive and technical skills to create learning tools, critically review, analyse, synthesise and solve problems within the field of mathematics education.
    5. Demonstrate critical thinking and judgement skills when problem solving and identifying the complexities of their role as secondary mathematics teachers.
    6. Demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate educational concepts and mathematical principles within the teaching environment.
    7. 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.
    8. 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 requires the successful completion of at least 192 credit points as specified in the table below.

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

    Students who wish to complete the equivalent of a Mathematics major are required to undertake MATH222, 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
    Autumn
    PSYS150Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour6Autumn, Summer 2017/2018
    MATH187Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus6Autumn
    STAT131Understanding Variation and Uncertainty6Autumn
    CSIT110Fundamental Programming with Python6Autumn
    Spring
    MATH121Discrete Mathematics6Spring
    MATH188Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus6Spring
    MATH111Applied Mathematical Modelling 16Spring
    MATH270Reflective Communication of Mathematics6Spring
    Year 2
    Autumn
    EDPS111Education Foundations: Introduction to Teacher Education6Autumn
    MATH201Multivariate and Vector Calculus6Autumn
    MATH203Linear Algebra6Autumn
    Plus ONE of the following:
    MATH222Continuous Mathematics6Autumn
    STAT231Probability and Random Variables6Autumn
    Spring
    EDPS201Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education I6Spring
    EDSM202Mathematics Pedagogy 16Spring
    EDPS302Creating Positive Learning Environments6Spring
    EDAE302Aboriginal Education6Spring
    Year 3
    Autumn
    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
    Spring
    MATH202Differential Equations 26Spring
    MATH204Complex Variables and Group Theory6Spring
    EDLD302Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students6Spring
    Plus ONE of the following:
    Any 300 or 400 level subject with the prefix MATH, STAT or INFO *6Spring
    MATH212Applied Mathematical Modelling 26Spring
    STAT232Estimation and Hypothesis Testing6Spring
    Year 4
    Autumn
    EDPS401Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education III6Autumn First Offered 2019
    MATH302Differential Equations 36Autumn
    Plus TWO subjects at 300 or 400 level with the prefix MATH, STAT or INFO *12Autumn
    Spring
    EDPS402Leadership, Management & Professional Learning in Secondary Education12Spring First Offered 2019
    EDSM402Mathematics Pedagogy 26Spring First Offered 2019
    Plus ONE elective subject from the School of Education or the General Schedule**6Autumn, Spring, Summer

    * Students who wish to complete the equivalent of a Mathematics major are required to undertake MATH222, 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 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.

    Course Handbook

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Accreditation & professional recognition

    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.

    Why choose this course

    UOW Education degrees produce career-ready accredited graduates with extensive professional experience and strong industry links. Our academics are accredited professionals and published authors who are passionate about teaching and connected to industry networks. They take all this experience with them to the classroom to enrich and guide your learning experience.

    UOW Education has strong community ties with schools and an extensive professional experience program. You will also have access to academic staff and career consultants, who provide services and support to increase your employability.

    Career opportunities
    • School teacher 
    • Child care worker
    • Educational consultant
    • Educational manager
    • Preschool teacher
    • Private college teacher
    • Recreational activities coordinator
    • Sport development officer
    • TAFE teacher
    • Training and development officer
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