Master in Education Practice - Máster en Práctica en la Educación
Mathematics is integral to so much in life, but many people see themselves as lacking in mathematical ability and therefore lack confidence to engage with mathematics. So the challenges to mathematics education are myriad – but so are the ways to explore and tackle them.
Our one-year MA Mathematics Education is designed for mathematics graduates with an interest in the teaching and learning of mathematics, as well as mathematics teachers at all educational levels.
You will learn about seminal theories on the teaching and learning of mathematics, about the main findings from international studies that explore its improvement, and about the latest technologies used in mathematics teaching. We will introduce you to key methods of educational research, which you will put into practice by completing a research project on a mathematics education topic, with the support of a specialist from UEA’s Research in Mathematics Education Group.
Degree Subject Social Science or Mathematics Degree Classification UK 2.1 or equivalent Special Entry Requirements Relevant teaching experience desirable
Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and applications are actively encouraged from those who want to return to academic study.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.
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:
PLEASE CONSULT WITH THE COURSE DIRECTOR PRIOR TO SELECTING YOUR OPTIONAL MODULE
AN INTRODUCTION TO KEY CONCEPTS AND IDEAS IN EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES
ASSESSMENT: PRINCIPLES, ISSUES AND PRACTICE
EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND PRACTICE FOR DEVELOPMENT
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
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
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE IN SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATION
Further studies in Mathematics Education (e.g. PhD)
Mathematics teaching in schools (secondary, primary)
Position in the Education sector with a Mathematics specialism such as:
Ministries of Education
Education policy organisations (governmental or NGOs)
Inspectorates (such as OFSTED)
Private sector training positions where mathematics is relevant (e.g. banking, accountancy, engineering)