Didactic Mathematics in Hungarian Programme Profile

Educational Program Didactic Mathematics – in Hungarian
Degree Awarded Master in Mathematics
Standard Length of Studies
(Number of ECTS Credits)
2 years, 4 semesters, 120 ECTS
Type of Study Full-time
Higher Education Institution Babeş Bolyai University
Faculty / Department Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Contact Person Associate Professor András Szilárd
Phone +40 264 405327
Fax +40 264 591906
E-mail andrasz@math.ubbcluj.ro
Profile of the Degree Program Didactic Mathematics degree program
Target Group / Addressees Graduated in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology
Entrance Conditions Graduate student recruitment is achieved by competition. The overall three/four-year undergraduate average grade and a personal portfolio, for candidates with a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Mathematics, Physics Mathematics or Economical Computer Science and respectively the grade of a written test (see the curricula here) and a personal portfolio, for candidates outside the above mentioned areas.
Further Education Possibilities The master’s program aims at providing students with the appropriate tools for further doctoral studies and professional activity.
Description of Study Teaching modern mathematics and carrying out various training programs and methods; drawing up and assessing methods and textbooks for primary and lower secondary education; planning and evaluation of teaching –learning processes, as well as in research methods applied to modern mathematics.

Core courses:

  • Special Topics in Modern Didactics I;
  • Algorithmic Geometry;
  • Analysis of Stochastic Phenomena;
  • Methodical Aspects in Elementary Analysis I;
  • Complex Numbers and Applications in Geometry;
  • Groups and Symmetries;
  • Number Theory and Combinatorics;
  • Differential Equations with Applications;
  • Classical Theorems in Elementary Geometry;
  • Resolving Methods of Computer Science Problems;
  • Geometrical Constructions;
  • Groups and Symmetries;
  • The Role of Counterexamples in Teaching of Mathematical Analysis.
Purposes of the Program This Master Program has the purpose of broadening the horizon of knowledge and raising the level of competence in Mathematics and its teaching.
Specialization / Area of Expertise Teacher in Mathematics (different levels), researcher in Mathematics
Extra Peculiarities Problem solving in informatics
Practical Training In the 4th semester of the program the students participate to work in schools.
Final Examinations Dissertation thesis
Gained Abilities and Skills Professional and transversal competencies:

  • Ability to understand and manipulate basic and advanced concepts, results and theories in the fields of mathematics;
  • Ability to understand methodical and scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, to put new problems and to initiate new methodical and scientific research;
  • Ability to inform themselves, to work independently or in a team in order to realize studies and to solve complex problems;
  • Ability to use mathematical software in the teaching process;
  • Ability to communicate in a scientific language and to make methodical and scientific reports and papers;
  • Ability to motivate and communicate current results from mathematics by using models from other sciences, economics and engineering;
  • Ability to communicate and teach fundamental and advanced knowledge from the fields of mathematics;
  • Ability to use basic and complementary knowledge in pursuing a doctoral program in the fields Didactics of Mathematics;
  • Ability to adapt and integrate themselves in different environments from education, research and economy;
  • Ability for continuous self-perfecting and study.
Job Placement, Potential Field of Professional Activity Teachers to different levels: elementary schools, secondary schools, high schools, post high school and university.