Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

PROGRAMME

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Period of Study: 2 Years (Part-time Only)

A high level of theoretical and independent engagement will form the conceptual framework for this qualification.

The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics Education is to strengthen and deepen students’ knowledge in mathematics education and to enable the student as a working professional, to engage in advanced reflection and development utilising a systematic survey of current and past thinking practices in mathematics education.

This programme will be offered on a block release basis during school holidays and weekends during the school term.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

The General Rules of SPU in respect of admission to Postgraduate Diploma studies (aligned with the HEQSF) apply to this postgraduate diploma.

  • Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics Education programme is subject to departmental approval on the advice of the School of Education Postgraduate Committee.
  • For a student to be admitted into the programme, studies in Mathematics Education at level 7 in the preceding qualification is needed.
  • The preceding qualification can be a 4-year B.Ed. degree, OR
  • a 3-year degree capped by a PGCE, OR
  • ADE in Mathematics Education.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning will be applied to students who do not meet the minimum entry requirements to the programme.

All applications are subjected to a selection process. 

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Programme structure

Programme structure

The curriculum consists of the following compulsory modules:

Module Number

Module code

Module descriptor

Credits

1

EMTD85030

Mathematics Teaching Knowledge and Mathematics Pedagogy

30

2

ETMD85030

Technology and Mathematics Teaching

30

3

EHCD85030

Human Culture and Mathematics

30

4

ERED85030

Evidence based Mathematics Teaching Project

30

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The programme enables graduates to:

  • Teach Mathematics at schools or,
  • Teach Mathematics Education as a Junior Lecturer at institutions of higher learning

For more information please contact:

Mr Patrick May

053 491 0220

patrick.may@spu.ac.za