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Master of Professional Studies in Mathematics Education

This course is available


Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


University of Auckland


The MProfStuds is a masters degree with a professional focus. It can be a useful way to continue your postgraduate study if you already have a masters degree.

You can complete a graduate or postgraduate qualification in an Education or Science programme that includes topics such as:

  • Mathematics, statistics and technology education
  • The secondary mathematics curriculum
  • Measurement and advanced statistics
  • Knowledge and concepts in mathematics
  • Contemporary pedagogies
  • Teaching for scientific literacy
  • Exploring mathematical thinking
  • Understanding difficulties in number learning
  • Developing numeracy practice
  • Differentiating learning for mathematics
  • Practice-focused inquiry into teaching and learning of mathematics
  • Advanced mathematical thinking at secondary and tertiary levels
  • Cognition and learning
  • Problem solving, problem posing, defining, exemplifying
  • Proving and connecting
  • Mathematical creativity, talent, and giftedness
  • Design of mathematical resources
  • Effective mathematics lecturing and teaching

Master of Professional Studies in Mathematics Education 120-point (one-year) taught masters requires:

· At least 45 points from ENGSCI 701–772, MATHS 701–789, STATS 701–703, 705 or 708–787

· Up to 30 points from EDPROFST 787 or other 700-level courses approved by the Head of School of Curriculum and Pedagogy or the Programme Director

· 45 points from a dissertation, either EDPROFST 789, MATHS 785 or STATS 792

This subject also available in faculty of science.

Where could this programme take you?

Our professional programmes can sharpen the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in your chosen field or progress your existing career. Completing an MProfStuds can make you readily identifiable as holding the skills to participate in your chosen field and contribute to its advancement.

Further study options

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Education

Entry criteria

120 points (Research / Taught):

You must have completed one of the following:

  • A four-year bachelors degree (which includes one year of postgraduate-level study)
  • A one-year postgraduate degree
  • A bachelors degree and a one-year professional qualification or three years professional experience relevant to the area that you would like to study.

You will need a GPE of at least 3.0 and for some specialisations a higher GPE will be required.

To enrol in the Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience.

To enrol in the Mathematics Education specialisation you need to have at least three years’ teaching experience and currently hold a teaching position.

To enrol in the Teaching Chinese in Schools specialisation you need to have attained a proficiency level in Chinese of at least HSK Level 5 or equivalent.

To enrol in the Translation specialisation you need to have an IELTS Academic overall score of 7.0 with no bands less than 6.5. Alternatively, for non-native speakers of English, you need to have at least three years of tertiary education in the English medium.

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