Qualification
Graduate Certificate

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


Qualification code OP7903

This programme gives you the opportunity to build on the mathematics and leadership skills you learnt in the Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Teaching (Curriculum). It will enable you to become a positive advocate of mathematics within your primary school and community. The course material is also appropriate if you are a lower secondary school (Year 9 & 10) teacher. When you complete all courses in this programme you can apply to be awarded with the Graduate Diploma in Primary Mathematics Teaching.

Qualification update

New Students

OP7903 Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Teaching (Leadership) (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

All current students will need to be enrolled into their last course by Trimester 3, 2018.  The programme will be closing after Trimester 3, 2018.

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

When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:

  • discuss aspects of the deterministic and stochastic nature of mathematics, their relevance to society and to mathematics teaching
  • outline the foundations of alternative approaches to the teaching of mathematics and justify the choice of approach in a particular context
  • identify and prioritise challenges and approaches to the teaching of mathematics and justify the choice of approach in a particular context
  • identify and prioritise challenges and opportunities in mathematics teaching, and devise strategies to meet the most significant of these
  • contribute to the field of practice-led research in mathematics teaching
  • advocate for effective mathematics teaching and be a positive change agent within the school and beyond.

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/commenting on classroom activities and
    their outcomes
  • designing, implementing and evaluating learning experiences
  • conducting practice-led research

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

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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