Modern Methods in Teaching Mathematics

Educational Programme Modern Methods in Teaching Mathematics (in Romanian)
Degree Awarded Master
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 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Faculty / Department Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science/Department of Mathematics
Contact Person Professor Andrei Mărcuș
Phone +40 264 403474, ext. 6308
Fax +40 264 591906
Profile of the Degree Programme Didactic mathematics degree programme
Target Group / Addressees Graduates in Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics
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 programme 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 programmes 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:

  • Computer aided Training;
  • Psycho-pedagogy of teenagers, youth and adults;
  • Designing and Management of Educational Programs;
  • Teaching and Field Development in Specialty Teaching;
  • Ethics and Academic Integrity;
  • Special Topics in Algebra;
  • Special Topics in Geometry;
  • Special Topics in Mathematical Analysis;
  • Special Topics in Numerical Analysis and Approximation;
  • Methodical Aspects of Teaching Mathematics with Educational Software;
  • Special Topics in Applied Mathematics;
  • Special Topics in Mechanics and Astronomy.
Purposes of the Programme This Master Programme has the purpose of broadening the horizon of knowledge and raising the level of competence in Mathematics and in teaching Mathematics.
Specialization / Area of Expertise Teacher of Mathematics (different levels), researcher in Mathematics
Extra Peculiarities Statistics, Mechanics, Astronomy, Computer Science
Practical Training In the 2nd year (4th semester) of the programme the students participate in activities in secondary schools and high schools.
Final Examinations Dissertation Project
Gained Abilities and Skills The master students are supported in developing skills of investigation, aiming to increase their concern for documentation and research work. Also, teaching skills are developed. The bilateral transfer of information and ideas between teachers and master students are encouraged
Job Placement, Potential Field of Professional Activity After graduating, the employment opportunities are increased in teaching at different levels: secondary schools, high schools, post high schools and universities. Also, they can perform guidance and control activities at School Territorial Inspectorates.