M.Ed. On Campus

Secondary Mathematics Education

Simon Fraser University

36 months
3970 CAD/year
3970 CAD/year
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Secondary Mathematics Education graduate program offered by Simon Fraser University is designed to help teachers develop insights into the nature of mathematics and its place in the school curriculum. Teachers will become familiar with research on how secondary students learn mathematics, and with current ideas on how best to teach the subject.


The Secondary Mathematics Education program offered by Simon Fraser University stresses the human aspects of mathematics. We emphasize the role of mathematics in society and the natural development of mathematics as a growing, changing, entity. Developments in the school mathematics curriculum, and in pedagogy, will be related to historical, cultural, and psychological forces operating within society.


The goal is to produce teachers who have a broad understanding of mathematics and mathematics education, and who will be qualified to deal with rapid curriculum change in the next several decades. To this end, the Faculty of Education and the Department of Mathematics have collaborated to develop six courses specifically for secondary mathematics teachers.

Program Format

The program is designed for a cohort of students and each course is designed to complement the other courses. Students will be accepted into the program every two years in oder to maintain continuity and develop a mode of collaborative enquiry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • issues in mathematics education
  • learning mathematics with computers
  • foundations of mathematics education
  • teaching and learning mathematics
  • foundations of mathematics
  • geometry

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


28 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
    • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
    • proof of English Language proficiency
    • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3970 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1985 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    3970 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1985 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
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