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 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.
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 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).
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:
A first degree in Mathematics 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.
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.
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 or Applicants who graduated before 1970 must have a minimum of B in their research study.
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.