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Mathematics Teacher

Specialise in teaching mathematics to students in the high school system.

What's it like to be a Mathematics Teacher?

Mathematics Teachers are qualified secondary school teachers who have specialised in teaching mathematics to students (typically aged 12 – 18 years) in the high school system.

Mathematics Teacher

Tasks and duties

  • Teach students in secondary school classes mathematics content and subject matter that meets state curriculum requirements by using a variety of materials.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver effective mathematical learning and teaching programs.
  • Assess, record and report on students’ development, learning and progress with regard to their mathematical skills and knowledge.
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Mathematics Teachers need to be familiar with national curriculum and assessment methodology in addition to being confident in using a range of teaching strategies so that they can cater for a variety of learners and their needs. They also need to have excellent communication skills to effectively facilitate the understanding of mathematical concepts.

Mathematics Teachers are usually required to attend staff meetings, parent-teacher interviews and supervise extra curricular activities as required out of school hours.

What can I earn as a Mathematics Teacher?

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Mathematics Teacher roles in AUS were typically advertised between $85k and $100k over the last 3 months.
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How to become a Mathematics Teacher


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To become a secondary teacher specialising in mathematics in Australia, you’ll need a relevant tertiary degree. These are typically four-year courses, for people over 17 years of age or who have completed year 12 with an appropriate Universities Admission Index and relevant prerequisites. The courses provide a blend of theory and practical teaching experience.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in the field of education. This is typically a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or a combined degree in mathematics and education. Alternatively, for students with previous tertiary qualifications who have a major and minor in at least two curriculum areas recognised by Australian schools, complete a two-year Master of Teaching (Secondary).
  2. Before being able to work as a mathematics teacher, you need to lodge an application for teacher registration in your state.
  3. There are many opportunities for career progression for secondary school mathematics teachers, such as becoming a leading teacher or mathematics coordinator.

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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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Latest Mathematics Teacher reviews

Latest reviews from 32 Mathematics Teachers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Becoming a teacher has been my best decision to date
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Arts
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Mathematics teacher
The good things
Teaching is a fantastic career option for any aspiring graduate. Teaching mathematics in particular is even more rewarding as this subject is often seen as more challenging and harder to grasp. By m...
The challenges
As mentioned in the earlier section
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Oct 2018
Teacher is the best but also the worst job in the world. But I wouldn’t change it.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Mathematics
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Mathematics
The good things
Teaching is good because you can make the difference in the students lives and help them to reach their full potential. You can also help to shape the kids future in many different ways during classes...
The challenges
Challenging for being teacher when you don’t know how to help the students even though you have tried your best. And also you can’t tell their parents the truth about their kids behaviour. Teachers al...
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