Master of Science (Science and Mathematics Education)

Qualification: Master's Degree
Study mode: Online
Duration: Self-paced, max of 10 years
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Awarded by: Curtin University

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About this course

Studying this Master of Science (Science and Mathematics Education) program through Open Universities Australia will give you the knowledge and skills to forge a successful career in science and mathematics education.

Designed to help teachers deliver exceptional teaching in the foundational areas of mathematics and science, this in-depth education course will give you the practical skills and conceptual understanding to craft positive and creative learning experiences.

You’ll gain knowledge and training in the use of information technology in classroom learning, educational concerns related to the use of computers and how this impacts the teacher's role, and the use of multimedia and the Internet in schools.

You’ll also have the opportunity to put your comprehensive study of research methodologies to good use through small-scale research projects investigating classroom and learning dynamics.

Eligibility

Applicants require a four-year university qualification and recognised teaching experience to enrol in this program.

Prior learning

Applicants may be eligible for recognition of previous studies and/or experience.

Areas of study

In this science and mathematics education program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Science and mathematics education teaching and learning
  • Science and mathematics education curricula
  • Science and mathematics education classroom climate
  • Science and mathematics education evaluation issues
  • Science and mathematics education multimedia
  • Science and mathematics education research methods
  • Science and mathematics education project A
  • Science and mathematics education project B

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying.

If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks.

Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

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How will this course advance my career?

The Master of Science (Science and Mathematics Education) gives you the opportunity to extend your professional development in education, to meet registration requirements or to gain a competitive edge and hone your skills as an effective educator.

By gaining practical and theoretical understanding of what makes modern classrooms tick, and having the accompanying education research skills, your employment options will be significantly enhanced. Graduates will also have the opportunity to extend their studies to a doctoral level.

How else will I benefit from this master’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Science (Science and Mathematics Education) from Curtin University, as if you had studied on campus.
  • Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy, Youth Allowance, FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP or scholarships.

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For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

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