Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Teaching (Curriculum) (Level 7) (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code OP7902

You will be able to inspire your students to learn more about mathematics and statistics with the confidence and skills that you gain in this programme. You will learn how to teach the curriculum in fun and practical ways so that students are enthusiastic about mathematics and statistics. The course material is also appropriate if you are a lower secondary school (Year 9 and 10) teacher. This distance learning programme enables you to apply your new skills straight to the classroom without putting your teaching career on hold.

Qualification update

New Students

OP7902 Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Teaching (Curriculum) (Level 7) is closed to new students. Please click on the link to find out about other education related qualifications available at Open Polytechnic.

Current Students

If you were already enrolled in this programme in, or prior to, Trimester 3 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course to complete your qualification.  Please note, you must successfully complete your last course/s by the end of Trimester 2, 2019 to be awarded this qualification.

Fee Free Offer

We are currently offering this qualification fee free. Please refer to the Fee free offer tab below to read the criteria and Terms and Conditions.

  • Level 7  
    Credits 60 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $2,190 NZ Domestic

    *This qualification is currently being offered fee-free. Administration fee applies, refer to the fee free offer tab.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

What you will learn

On completion of this qualification you will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of mathematics and statistics that underpin aspects of the New Zealand mathematics curriculum which are relevant to Year 1 to Year 10 students
  • discuss aspects of the deterministic and stochastic nature of mathematics, their relevance to society and mathematics teaching
  • assess the effectiveness with which particular learning experiences address fundamental mathematics concepts and understandings about the deterministic and stochastic nature of mathematics
  • design and deliver learning experiences that support and inspire students to understand mathematics concepts.

Workplace learning

This programme has a workplace component. Specific activities in the workplace may include:

  • compiling and commenting on local curriculum documents, or offering alternatives
  • critiquing teaching and learning resources
  • observing and commenting on classroom activities and their outcomes
  • designing, implementing and evaluating learning experiences
  • conducting practice-led research
  • promoting and explaining mathematics and statistics and mathematics teaching to colleagues and the community.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

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Assessment and exam

This programme is internally assessed. You will be required to complete online real-time quizzes, submit journals, portfolios, case studies and assessments.

Information about assessment

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