Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education

  • Effective from: 2017
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertPrimMathsEd
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1830
  • AQF Level: 8

This program applies to students who commenced in Spring 2017 or later.

The Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education equips primary teaching graduates with the skills, knowledge and dispositions that will enable them to assume the role of a primary mathematics specialist teacher within the primary school setting. Graduates will develop deep mathematics pedagogical content knowledge, a strong understanding of the importance of research-based enquiry to inform teaching and skills in mentoring and coaching other teachers of mathematics.

The Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education will be delivered through a flexible online mode. The program is suitable for Primary and lower Secondary teachers.

Study Mode

One year part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Roberto Parada

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Part Time Online See above

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (of three or four years), or higher, in teaching/education that leads to a professional teaching qualification.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Students must satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check Student Declaration upon entry.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Recommended Sequence

Part-time

Plan of Study Grid
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7065 Leading Mathematics in the Primary School 10
TEAC 7011 Assessment and Intervention for Mathematics and Numeracy Learning 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
TEAC 7074 Mathematics for Contemporary Learners 10
TEAC 7002 Addressing Diversity in Mathematics Teaching and Learning 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40

 Short Course Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Spring sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7074 Mathematics for Contemporary Learners 10
TEAC 7002 Addressing Diversity in Mathematics Teaching and Learning 10
 Credit Points20
Quarter 4 session
TEAC 7065 Leading Mathematics in the Primary School 10
TEAC 7011 Assessment and Intervention for Mathematics and Numeracy Learning 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40