Mathematics is about much more than numbers and equations. It’s about a systematic way of thinking and knowing the world around us. With the exponential growth of use of technology in many parts of contemporary life, the need for advanced levels of numeracy and mathematics have also grown in tandem. Mathematics teachers play a crucial role in preparing a new generation of young adults ready to take on the world.
This major will qualify you to teach maths to secondary students, including ATAR students in Years 11 and 12.
You’ll learn specialised skills to help you work in a range of teaching environments and take your learning beyond lectures and tutorials through a range of practical placements.
You’ll learn to manage a class of students, including dealing with possible challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations through our SimLabTM technology – a virtual classroom using actors and avatars, which is the only technology of its kind in WA.
3 reasons to study Education at Murdoch
Learn how to be a confident, creative and flexible mathematics teacher as you get mentored by our experienced teaching professionals.
Get essential experience in a range of practical placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments.
Build an online portfolio as part of your degree to share your experience with future employers.
What you’ll learn
Discover how to become the kind of teacher who can really make a difference, with a strong grounding in learning, teaching and advanced mathematics curriculum.
Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and make learning fun.
Learn how to apply your theoretical learning in a range of practical settings.
Explore ways to encourage your students to think creatively.
Get inspired to stay curious about the world and commit to lifelong learning throughout your teaching career.
Your future career
This course gives you the qualification you need to teach secondary students, including teaching advanced mathematics to Year 11 and 12 ATAR students.
After graduating, you could be eligible for accreditation with a range of bodies such as the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.
Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.
Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 185 overall with no band below 185; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with no band below 68; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 94 with no band less than 27; Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) (Written English Section): Written English Score 140
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