The MA Mathematics Education degree is one year full-time degree intended for mathematics graduates with an interest in education, practising mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators and other educational professionals. Teaching experience is welcome but so are applications from those just beginning or considering a career in mathematics education. The course is designed to allow a useful interchange of ideas between those with significant teaching experience.
The course introduces the study of mathematics education as an academic discipline and will acquaint you with elements from psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and history of mathematics that influence mathematics education research
Degree Subject: Social Science or Mathematics
Degree Classification: UK 2.1 or equivalent
Special Entry Requirements: Relevant teaching experience desirable
Compulsory Study (160 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 160 credits:
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS
KEY STUDIES INTO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS ACROSS EDUCATIONAL LEVELS
KEY THEORIES IN RESEARCH INTO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS
THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS
Option A Study (20 credits)
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
ADULT LITERACY AND LIFELONG LEARNING: POLICY PERSPECTIVES
AN INTRODUCTION TO KEY CONCEPTS AND IDEAS IN EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES
ASSESSMENT: PRINCIPLES, ISSUES AND PRACTICE
ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS WITH ADVANCED TOPICS
BASIC ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY: LOOKING AT LEARNING AND TEACHING APPROACHES
EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND PRACTICE FOR DEVELOPMENT
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL ANALYSIS WITH ADVANCED TOPICS
INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
LITERACY, DEVELOPMENT AND ADULT LEARNING: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CONCEPTS
PEDAGOGIES IN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES
Our graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects. A high proportion of our Masters graduates occupy senior posts in schools, universities and ministries all over the world.
The University of East Anglia provides a professional Careers Centre and, together with the School´s Academic Careers Adviser, we will help students to pursue their chosen career path and develop their employability skills.
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