Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The UOW Bachelor of Mathematics Education qualifies students to be a high school math teacher and focuses on developing mathematical knowledge and professional teaching skills. During this four-year degree, students will study a combination of maths and education subjects allowing them to practically apply both disciplines throughout the 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.
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Students complete extensive professional experience throughout the degree, which allows them to learn by observation and apply skills in the classroom. Students may 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.
Standard entry requirements
DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. Find out more about UOW adjustment factors here: https://www.uow.edu.au/future/school/apply/index.html ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 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.
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.
If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their 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.
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Each year, UOW offers up to five Mathematics Secondary Education Scholarships to students starting this degree with an ATAR above 80 and Band 5 in Advanced Mathematics or equivalent. A Scholars program is also available. If you are a high-achieving and motivated student, this program will give you an enriched educational experience. At UOW we are committed to ensuring our graduates are of the highest standard by setting appropriate entry criteria and maintaining a strong developmental program that supports teacher education students from diverse backgrounds with diverse experiences, abilities and perspectives to become the teachers of the future.