Bachelor of Education Honours in Mathematics Education

The Bachelor of Education Honours in Mathematics Education provides a deep theoretical insight into teaching and learning in Mathematics education, located within past theories and current theories through relevant literature that seeks to provide students with a well-rounded knowledge base to identify potential areas of contemporary educational research into Mathematics.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Key Features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support 
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support


The Bachelor of Education Honours in Mathematics Education will prepare students to keep up with current trends in Mathematics education in order to enhance teaching and learning towards a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education that meet the global as well as the country’s demands for economic success.
Students in this programme will develop skills in research-based postgraduate studies in Mathematics education.

The programme serves to instil knowledge of theories and literature that provides a knowledge base into current issues and dilemmas of modern-day Mathematics education.

Who Should Apply?

  • Students who have a minimum of a four year teaching degree
  • Students with an appropriate degree and a professional teaching qualification


Applicants who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Education Honours in Mathematics Education can enroll on the MANCOSA Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management.

Mode of Delivery

This programme is offered through distance learning with online support and is currently only offered in South Africa.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the programme, graduates can aspire to the following positions:
  • Public Schools, especially STEM schools that advance Mathematics education
  • Private Schools, especially STEM schools that advance Mathematics education
  • Department of Basic and Higher Education


Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Education Honours in Mathematics Education programme, students will be able to:
  • Apply research strategies to investigate modern-day issues in Mathematics education
  • Analyse and apply relevant theories that synthesise contemporary issues in Mathematics Education
  • Design and analyse assessment trends in Mathematics Education that meet the demands of the twenty-first century learner
  • Recognise and critically engage with issues affecting Mathematics Education in South Africa
  • Research and apply the current digital trends recognisable in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to meet the technology demands of globalisation in Mathematics Education
  • Develop and write an appropriate research proposal and report that emphasise the current issues in Mathematics Education

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Mathematics Theories for Teaching and Learning
  • Contemporary Trends in Researching Mathematics Education
  • Decolonising Mathematics Education
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution Influences on Mathematics Education

Semester 2

  • Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy Education
  • Assessment Trends in Mathematics Education
  • Research Report

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are for students who hold a f our-year cognate teaching degree, a composite degree in education with a Mathematics specialisation, recognised teaching qualification and cognate Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Advanced Diploma in a sub-field of Education. The applicant’s undergraduate qualification must reflect a minimum average of 55%, and a minimum of 50% for all Mathematics modules in the final year of their mathematics specialization.

Want to know more about our programme offering ?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements as outlined above, but have demonstrable equivalent knowledge and skills acquired through work or other life experiences, may apply for alternative access by proving competency through a formal RPL process in order to be admitted onto the programme.

To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 30 years.

For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor. All applicants with an international qualification will be \ considered in accordance with MANCOSA’s institutional rules.

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