9. Initial teacher education
Improve the initial teacher preparation in mathematics of primary teachers in consultation with NSW universities.
About this initiative
What we are doing
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) will implement significant improvements in the initial teacher preparation of primary teachers to teach mathematics. It will investigate the effectiveness of standalone mathematics and STEM specialisation courses offered at universities in NSW. It will also implement the Ministerial announcement that students who want to teach mathematics in NSW primary schools will require at least a Band 4 in HSC mathematics or equivalent course standard from 2021.
What this will achieve
Primary teachers will be more prepared to teach mathematics in consultation with NSW universities.
Link to outcomes
This initiative contributes to Higher-quality teaching of mathematics in NSW public schools through the specific outcomes:
- Teachers of mathematics feel more confident in teaching mathematics.
- Teachers of mathematics have improved access to and participate in quality professional learning opportunities for teaching mathematics.
Initial teacher education: Primary mathematics specialisations in initial teacher education - implementation evaluation
29 Oct 2019 - Raising the standards of maths teaching in NSW