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Mathematics Education Major


Equips students with the skills and knowledge to teach Years 7 to 12 Mathematics.

Emphasis is given to inquiry-based tasks, co-operative group work and whole class discussions, to ensure effective learning and teaching practices in secondary Mathematics.

Special entry requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate satisfactory performance in Mathematics Methods ATAR , with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants demonstrate satisfactory performance in Mathematics Specialist ATAR , with equivalents considered.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to create positive learning environments in mathematics.
  2. Communicate knowledge and ideas clearly in both written and oral formats.
  3. Critically reflect using accredited standards, mentor feedback and the ECA Code of Ethics to demonstrate responsibility and accountability and plan for continued collaborative and autonomous professional learning and development.
  4. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of mathematics and the Australian curriculum and teaching strategies for mathematics teaching in secondary education.
  5. Demonstrate leadership, exercise professional judgement and collaborate to plan, problem solve and make decisions in mathematics.
  6. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to plan and implement mathematic programs for a range of students with diverse abilities and needs, and assess the outcomes.
  7. Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge of teaching strategies to plan for the content of mathematics teaching.


Students are required to complete 10 Content units and 2 Curriculum units. Content units educate students in the subject area and the Curriculum units explain how to teach the subject area to others.

Content Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT1137Introductory Applied Mathematics15
MAT1114Introductory Statistics15
MAT1184Problem Solving and Modelling15
MAT1163Linear Algebra15
MAT1236Calculus 115
MAT2110Applied Statistics15
MAT3486 ^Multivariate Calculus15
MAT2440 ^Time Series Forecasting15
MAT2438Optimisation and Networks15
MAT2439Mathematical Modelling15
Plus complete the following unit in the final semester of study:
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation15
Curriculum Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MSE2101Teaching Lower Secondary Mathematics15
MSE2102Planning and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics15

Note: Some units may be substituted with others, with the approval of the Unit Set Coordinator.

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to seek employment in both government and non-government secondary schools teaching Mathematics.

Possible future job titles

Secondary Mathematics Teacher

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