Curriculum Guideline

Mathematics and Science Teaching

Effective Date:
Program Code
Science & Technology
Mathematics & Science Teaching
Credential Type
Graduate Diploma
Transcript Title
Grad Dipl Math & Sci Teaching
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Length of Program
Two years
Admissions Requirements

To enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching, candidates must meet the following prerequisite conditions:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  2. Hold a Professional Teaching certificate from the BC Teachers' Council or be eligible to obtain such certification.

And must submit:

  1. A current curriculum vitae.
  2. One letter of reference, which should speak to the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced work in education. Examples of suitable references include a school or district administrator, district resource person or colleague who has done related post-degree work.
  3. A letter of intent that outlines:
  • long and short-term career goals
  • education background
  • motivations for applying to the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program
  • a description of current and short-term future teaching contexts that demonstrate access to teaching mathematics and/or science to students during the program.
Curriculum Framework

Year 1 - Foundation and Content

Complete ALL of:

MSTE 5110 - Teaching Biology and Earth Science (5)

MSTE 5120 - Teaching Chemistry and Physics (5)

MSTE 5130 - Teaching Mathematics (5)

Year 2 - Diversification and Application

Complete BOTH of:

MSTE 5220 - Contemporary Issues in Mathematics and Science Teaching (5)

MSTE 5230  Engaging Students in Mathematics and Science (5)

and ONE of:

MSTE 5210 - Mathematics and Science in Popular Culture (5)

MSTE 5320 - Further Topics in Science Teaching (5)

MSTE 5330 - Further Topics in Mathematics Teaching (5)