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Secondary Mathematics Specialisation


Provides an opportunity for motivated and academically capable primary and secondary teachers to re-engage in a learning area of great demand.

This unit-set emphasises both the Australian Curriculum content for mathematics and best teaching practice for late primary and lower secondary students in Australian schools is a strong and consistent theme across all units. It also provides a refresher and a consolidation of content skills up to and including Year 10 mathematics, and closely examines the learning needs of students in mathematics as they transition from primary to secondary school.

Special entry requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a satisfactory achievement in ATAR Maths Applications, or the equivalent (including Maths WACE 2A/2B).

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MPE6262Transition Mathematics: Geometric Thinking15
MPE6263Transition Mathematics: Early Algebraic Thinking15
MSE6101Teaching Lower Secondary Maths15
Plus one unit from:
EMT6000 ^Curriculum Perspectives: Statistics and Probability15
CUR6210 ^Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation15

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse complex problems to generate creative solutions within a chosen specialisation or discipline.
  2. Critically analyse professional approaches, knowledge and skills for mathematics within a diverse range of educative contexts.
  3. Manage own learning within a collaborative learning environment.
  4. Transmit specialised knowledge, skills and ideas of mathematics to audiences engaged in education.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Retraining teachers in the area of teaching lower secondary mathematics.

Possible future job titles

Mathematics teacher

This Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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