Mathematics Education specialisation

Master of Education

Develop the understanding, skills and confidence to lead mathematics and numeracy learning. Explore multidisciplinary perspectives from across the world and discover how to embed mathematics education across the curriculum.

The Mathematics Education specialisation offers a holistic view of mathematics in an educational context, preparing you to be a leader in your field. You’ll explore the social, historical and technological contexts informing mathematics in educational policies and practices.

With a focus on improving learning, building teacher capacity, and teaching with technology, you will learn from renowned academics leading cutting-edge educational research programs.

Please note: this specialisation is available within the Master of Education, and is not a separate course. The regular Master of Education CRICOS code applies.


Whether you are a teacher, education leader, policy maker, educator or someone who engages with mathematics at work, this course will equip you with research-informed knowledge, practical skills, and insight to empower your professional practice.


Successful completion of this specialisation will:

  • Develop your ability to critically analyse relevant theories, policies, professional practices and public debates as they relate to the learning and teaching of numeracy and mathematics.
  • Position you well to evaluate and design mathematics education, and to communicate policies and programs.

This specialisation will also enhance your knowledge in:

  • Informal and non-formal education
  • Digital technologies
  • Sociocultural aspects of mathematics education
  • Numeracy across the curriculum.

Sample course plan (full-time)

Students with 100 points of advanced standing enter in year two.

Year 1

(100 points)

Semester 1

Understanding Education in Context

Local Literacies in Global Contexts

Leading Educational Ideas

Teaching for Student Engagement

Semester 2

Resilience and Relationships

The Student as Learner

Interpreting and Using Assessment Data

Promoting Positive Learning

Year 2

(100 points)

Semester 1

Mathematics: Improving Learning

Mathematics: Building Teacher Capacity

Quality Assessment and Design

Curriculum Leadership and Management

Semester 2

Mathematics: Across the Curriculum

Mathematics: Teaching with Technology

Research Methods in Education

Education Capstone Research Project

  • Core subject
  • Elective
  • Specialisation core