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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Mathematics Education)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students via distance learning

Go further with your passion for education

A Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Mathematics Education) will take your professional practice to the next level.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma in Education parent structure.

What is it like?

Effectively teaching mathematics to children, teenagers and adults is one of a nation’s great educational challenges. The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Mathematics Education) will give you the opportunity to work with nationally and internationally esteemed practitioners and researchers in this fascinating field.

With a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Mathematics Education) you will develop an understanding of the complexities of equitable and culturally responsive practices within mathematics education. You will gain knowledge of specialised mathematics for teaching and learning within the early years, primary or secondary sectors. If you want to do a master’s degree, you can start to plan for future research or scholarship in mathematics education.

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Postgraduate Diploma in Education does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification. Please explore your options in our education pathways tool.

A good fit if you:

  • Have a least a degree and some professional experience in mathematics teaching
  • Have a passion for mathematics education
  • Want to develop your teaching skills to support all learners in their mathematics
  • Are focused on mathematics in education at any level


Graduates will gain skills and experience that will enhance and advance their careers, relevant to their specialisation, in all education contexts.

Lecturer profile

Professor Glenda Anthony

“Taking research ideas and making them accessible to the audiences who might use them is a key responsibility of my job. I hope my love of teaching mathematics and belief that all of us can experience at least a little of the wonder of mathematics shines through.

As a member of our Centre for Research in Mathematics Education (CeRME), you will have access to a range of mathematics educators and their research interests. CeRME brings together experts in mathematics education to work on a common theme: the place of mathematics education and its transformative potential in New Zealand, the Pacific region and the world.

The challenge is to support teacher learning so that teachers’ classroom practices improve in ways that are productive for all students’ learning.“

Glenda teaches on the courses 276.782 Mathematics Education and 276.785 Making Mathematics Accessible.

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