Highlights

  • Bring your passion for STEM to the teaching profession and inspire the next generation
  • A shortage of qualified STEM teachers means you’ll be in demand when you graduate
  • Undertake professional experience placements in schools to prepare you to become a teacher.

Highlights

  • Bring your passion for STEM to the teaching profession and inspire the next generation
  • A shortage of qualified STEM teachers means you’ll be in demand when you graduate
  • Undertake professional experience placements in schools to prepare you to become a teacher.

Why choose this course?

You may have heard the statistic – 75% of future careers will depend on STEM skills. To equip our future generations for those future careers, we need teachers to help impart the knowledge and provide the skills needed to succeed.

This course provides a unique opportunity to gaining a depth of understanding in mathematics, before progressing to your teaching qualification. This will provide you with tools to be able to explore and explain both the mathematical fundamentals, as well as complex concepts to your students, the next generation of STEM leaders.

Real-world learning

As part of a high-performing group of mathematics students, you will build your skills with advanced mathematical techniques, focus on solving real-world problems, and learn from internationally recognised maths academics and researchers. You will use sophisticated software, giving you a solid grounding to be confident in the use of data analysis and modelling tools.

Throughout your Master of Teaching you’ll undertake Professional Experience placements in secondary schools, where you’ll put your study into practice under the guidance of mentor teachers.  These experiences could be across government, independent or catholic education school systems. You can choose to travel to other regions or even overseas.

Learn from the best

Your unit coordinators and lecturers in the course are also leading researchers.  As an acknowledged leader in data science, computational modelling and simulation, decision theory and systems optimisation, QUT is well-placed to provide you with the expertise at the forefront of the mathematics discipline.

In the Master of Teaching you learn from inspiring and innovative lecturers. Our expert teaching staff have real-world experience and a wealth of knowledge and experience to set you on the right path. They’ve been recognised with nine Australian university awards over the past decade.

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What to expect

In the first year of your mathematics component, you’ll complete common mathematics units, laying the foundations for the remainder of your mathematics studies. You’ll explore mathematical reasoning, statistics and modelling, data analytics, computational mathematics, calculus and linear algebra.

You’ll develop in-depth knowledge and skills in one or more of the contemporary specialisations of mathematical practice (Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics or Operations Research), which will be underpinned by a solid foundational base of mathematical training, and complemented by computational and programming skills.

As you progress to the Master of Teaching component, you’ll find the course is designed to ensure you can step into your teaching career with confidence. In maths curriculum units you’ll learn how to teach these subjects in the Australian curriculum. Our expert lecturers will encourage you to be creative as you experiment with different teaching approaches to engage, excite and extend your learners. You’ll learn how to identify the best technologies to incorporate in your teaching. Everything you do will be based on a deep understanding of child and adolescent development.

Real-world facilities

You will be based at the Gardens Point campus for your mathematics studies, where you will experience high-performance computing and visualisation facilities mirroring real-world environments.

During the Master of Teaching you’ll experience the Education Precinct at the heart of Kelvin Grove campus. These contemporary learning spaces facilitate experimentation and innovation, preparing you to become an inspiring, confident and future-focussed teacher when you step into professional experiences in schools. The spaces strike the right balance of collaborative learning, interaction and quiet individual research.

A centrepiece of the Precinct is the Sphere, a digital LED globe suspended over two floors with a changing menu of interactive visual content.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

As a secondary teaching specialist, you will be prepared to teach mathematics in schools. Your qualification can also allow you to teach in other locations in Australia and overseas.

The masters qualification will position you to lead STEM teaching in a school, or to pursue other important roles in the education sector: in policy work; curriculum development; or community engagement projects to advance STEM.

Professional recognition

Mathematics graduates may be eligible for membership with relevant professional societies, depending on the specialisation completed.  These may include:

  • Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) and ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics), a division of AustMS
  • Australian Society for Operations Research
  • Statistical Society of Australia.

The Master of Teaching meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration. Applicants seeking teacher registration in Australia may be required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency levels. Further information is available from relevant registering bodies.

Possible careers

  • Educator
  • Mathematician
  • Mathematics Educator
  • STEM Educator
  • Secondary School Teacher

Details and units

This course is a vertical double degree, combining MV01 Bachelor of Mathematics with EU50 Master of Teaching (Secondary).

This course is a vertical double degree, combining MV01 Bachelor of Mathematics with EU50 Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Requirements

This double vertical degree is offered for the first time in 2021.

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
MV01
QTAC code
409742
CRICOS code
103172A
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Prerequisites

Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Teaching Personal Statement.

Additional entry requirements

For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to the QTAC website.

Applicants who have failed two or more attempts of either component of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students, and have not passed it in a later attempt, are not eligible for entry

Offer guarantee

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Subject prerequisites
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $4,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $31,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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Scholarships

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