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Mathematics Education


Programme Overview

The Master’s programme offered by the School of Education isdelivered through face-to-face and on-line classes. 


The need to produce educators who are qualified in both mathematics content and mathematics education is great, at a time when there is much room for improvement in how mathematics is taught and learnt.  The Masters in Mathematics Education (M.Ed.) programme engages participants in developing an understanding of a range of areas of research and practices for effective teaching and learning of the subject. The programme is designed for secondary and tertiary practicing teachers, but other persons with experience and a strong background in mathematics content and education also qualify for entry to the programme.
The course content provides opportunities for the participants to gain insights relating to different aspects of the programme to include: the mathematics curriculum, mathematical thinking and learning, and technology in the mathematics classrooms. Other relevant areas of study are also addressed.

Admission Requirements
The entry requirement is a good first degree in mathematics and teacher-training qualification in the subject area, or a good class of degree in the Bachelor in Mathematics Education (B.Ed.).
Candidates for admission must qualify under the general university regulations for a master’s degree:
M.Ed.Degree - Entry Requirements (For the Particular Programme):
1. (A)    A first degree at or above the Lower Second Honours Levels; or a grade point   
             average equivalent to a B or above, unless the Campus Committee in any particular 
             case otherwise decides.
    (B)    A professional qualification in teaching such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate, 
             or an approved  equivalent.  Full documentation of the applicant’s academic record 
             and referees’ reports must be submitted to Graduate Studies and Research, Mona.
2.     Applicants with a U.W.I. B. Ed. degree gained before the honours classifications were introduced (1970-1985), must have a minimum of B grade average.  Applicants who graduated before 1970 must have a minimum of B in their research study.
3.     Applicants with a Pass Degree will be considered only in exceptional cases where the candidate’s professional experience and performance suggest further intellectual development.  Such special applications are subject to the approval of the Board for Graduate Studies.


Programme Structure




Course Code

Course Name

No. of Credits



Mathematics Thinking and Learning





Mathematics Curriculum






Selected Topics in Mathematics Education




Research in Mathematics




Careers after Graduation
Students who have successfully completed the Master of Education in Mathematics Education programme are qualified for:

  • Teaching and lecturing at all levels of the education system
  • Leadership, administration and management at all levels of the education system/li>
  • Education researcher
  • Education officer/supervisor
  • Education planner
  • Curriculum development
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Measurement, testing and assessment in education
  • Evaluation and analysis of educational programme  and projects
  • Instructional design
  • Distance and online learning design
  • Policy development and analysis
  • Technology integration in formal and informal learning settings
  • Training officer
  • Education outreach coordinator
  • Educational psychologist
  • Workforce occupational analysis
  • Teacher Educator

Department Contact Information

The School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Education
UWI, Mona, Kingston 7
Telephone: (876) -935-8471, 935-8500-2


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