How Do I Become a Secondary Mathematics Teacher?
Mathematics teachers are in demand in South Australia, Australia and around the world, providing graduates with international and domestic employment opportunities.
What do I need to study?
To become a Secondary Mathematics Teacher you will need to study one the following options:
Study the following packaged pathway combination:
- Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics) / Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 434181
- Bachelor of Mathematics (Data Science) / Master of Teaching (Secondary)
SATAC code: 434221
The advantage in entering under the guaranteed entry pathway is that once you successfully complete your undergraduate degree, you will automatically gain entry into the Master of Teaching (Secondary)*.
*subject to meeting GPA requirements and subject selection
Study a relevant 3 year undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education provider. UniSA offers:
- Bachelor of Mathematics (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
(SATAC code: 434161)
- Bachelor of Mathematics (Data Science)
(SATAC code: 434171)
On successful completion of your undergraduate degree, you will need to apply via SATAC and enrol in the following postgraduate program in teaching with UniSA:
- Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Mathematics Education
(SATAC code: 4CM120)
On successful completion of these programs you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.
Do I need to complete specific courses?
Students must also choose courses in a second learning area* (beyondMathematics) that aligns with the Australian Curriculum to meet the entryrequirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary). For example, youneed to complete a minor (4 courses) in one of the following areas
- Arts: Media Arts, Visual Arts, Dance, Drama or Music
- Design and Technology
- Humanities and Social Sciences
*Students need to contact the School of Information Technology and MathematicalSciences to discuss their second learning area within the first year of study.
On successful completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.
- Enrol in the relevant option
- Choose a second learning area
- Complete undergraduate program
- Enrol in and complete Master of Teaching (Secondary)
- Commence work as a Secondary Mathematics Teacher
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