Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Studies
Course code: 3525 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertMathStudies ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 2 years part time ~ Managing faculty: Science
Study mode and course location
Off-campus (Clayton; Gippsland)
This certificate enables registered secondary teachers (or those nearing completion of an education qualification) the opportunity to develop mathematics discipline-based knowledge, competencies, skills and attitudes to teach mathematics at secondary school level. The topics have been chosen to be the most relevant to secondary mathematics.
This course offers students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of mathematics topics in the context of teaching.
The normal time for completion of the certificate is two years part-time.
Credit for prior studies or learning
Students with previous studies in the discipline to be undertaken, or who have been assessed and approved for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), may be granted credit up to a maximum of 12 points of relevant science units, provided those studies were completed within the last 10 years. The normal faculty RPL policies and procedures apply to this course.
Normally one unit is undertaken in both the first and second semesters of each year, however more than one unit may be taken in any semester if those units are available and all prerequisite requirements have been completed. The specific units to be taken are for a minor in mathematics, with four units in first and second-level university mathematics.
Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Studies will be able to articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Science, to complete a full major in tertiary mathematics.
Associate Professor Philip Rayment