This programme is a joint venture pioneered by the Faculty of Education in association with the Department of Mathematics. The two-year part-time programme targets potential and practising mathematics teachers in local primary and secondary schools who would like to upgrade their subject and pedagogical knowledge through further studies. It is particularly designed to meet the needs of those with an interest to further develop in both the fields of mathematics and the teaching profession.
The programme comprises mathematics, education and mathematics education components. In the mathematics component, participants are required to take three Master-level courses offered by the Department of Mathematics to ensure their mathematics knowledge and competency exceed the level of school mathematics. Courses on mathematics education equip participants with professional knowledge of mathematics teaching, learning, curricula and assessments in the context of worldwide educational reforms, thereby generating knowledge for the professionalisation of teaching.