Modern Methods in Teaching Mathematics – Hungarian Programme Profile

Educational Program Modern Methods in Teaching Mathematics (in Hungarian)
Degree Awarded Master in Mathematics
Standard Length of Studies
(Number of ECTS Credits)
2 years, 4 semesters, 120 ECTS, including 30 credits from the 2nd level pedagogical module
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 +40 745 561201
Fax +40 264 591906
Profile of the Degree Program Didactic of 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 teaching mathematics, 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 of Modern Didactics I
  • Special Topics of Modern Didactics II
  • Psycho-pedagogy of Teenagers, Youth and Adults
  • Design and Management of Educational Programmes
  • Geometric Inequalities
  • Analysis of Stochastic Phenomena
  • Methodical Aspects in Elementary Analysis I
  • Methodical Aspects in Elementary Analysis II
  • Field Didactics and Developments in the Didactics of the Specialization (high school, post-high school, higher education)
  • Complex Numbers and Applications in Geometry
  • Methodical Aspects in Teaching Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Recurrent Sequences
  • Geometrical Constructions
  • Computer Aided Instruction
  • Classical Theorems in Geometry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pre-service Teaching Practice (at high school, post-high school, higher education level)
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), educational expert, researcher in Mathematics
Extra Peculiarities Problem solving in informatics, Drama based pedagogy, Institutional management
Practical Training In the 2th 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.