Education and Arts

Add mathematics to your teaching skills

Primary and secondary teachers who want to enhance their teaching career can now complete a postgraduate specialisation in Middle School Mathematics.

ACU's Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Middle School Mathematics) gives teachers a broad overview of teaching and learning in this area. It helps them develop key elements of mathematical thinking including conjecturing, specialising, generalising, justifying, proving, argumentation, problem solving and posing, investigation and mathematical modelling.

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Middle School Mathematics) aims to produce graduates who are able to use inquiry-based teaching approaches in their classrooms in the key areas of Number, Geometry & Measurement, Statistics & Probability and Algebra & Function. The course meets 50% of the requirements for the Master of Education.

The specialisations caters to the increasing demand in Victoria and Queensland for teachers who have background knowledge and skills in curriculum development for teaching mathematics in years 5-9.

The course provides a broad overview of the teaching and learning of middle school mathematics, including development of mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge.

Course Structure

The course is offered at ACU's Melbourne and Brisbane campuses.*
Students interested in the Middle School Mathematics specialisation will complete the below 4 units.

Units on offer**
Number Development in Middle School Mathematics
(EDMA511 or EDMA641)
8 March
22 March
23 March
10 May

Geometry and Measurement in Middle School Mathematics
(EDMA512 or EDMA642)

13 - 17 Jan

10 August
24 August
25 August
11 October

Statistics and Probability in Middle School Mathematics
(EDMA513 or EDMA643)
7-11 July


Algebra and Function in Middle School Mathematics
(EDMA514 or EDMA644)


*Students from other states can enrol in this course, but will need to attend the intensives at the Brisbane or Melbourne campus.
**500 level units are applicable for the Graduate Certificate, while 600 level units are applicable for the Postgraduate Certificate.

Fees and Duration

This course is offered as a 6 month full-time or equivalent part-time. It is a fee-paying course at $1660.00 per unit.

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Note: This course does not lead to initial teacher accreditation and is only suitable for qualified teachers.