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Profile of Programme

The Master degree program is designed for teachers of all levels who teach mathematics courses or people who hold administrative or other positions and participate in decision- making about mathematics teaching and learning. The purpose of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to pursue specialized studies in Education and particularly in Mathematics Education. It is a flexible program aiming at developing students’ theoretical knowledge, understanding and professional specialization in mathematics education and developing their research skills in mathematics teaching and learning. Students will enrich their knowledge on key issues in mathematics education and discuss past practices, contemporary approaches, potential methodologies and policies that promote technology integration.

Through seminars, discussions, lectures and conference participations, students reflect on theoretical approaches and their implications for instruction. They also develop a critical understanding of the current state of mathematics education. Special attention is paid to analyzing current research and its implications for educational and curriculum programs.

Key Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the program, it is expected that students will:
Deepen their understanding of core mathematical concepts.

Become acquainted with mathematics education literature and contemporary theories of Cognitive Development and Implementation of Educational Projects in Mathematics.

Familiarize themselves with a range of qualitative or/and quantitative research methods in mathematics education.

Enhance their ability to design and analyze research activities.

Be able to implement research findings into teaching practice.

Critically analyze mathematics education policies as well as practices being applied to school practice.

Acquire skills of designing learning experiences.

Be able to use technology to reinforce students’ understanding of mathematical concepts.

Possess skills for establishing appropriate learning conditions that stimulate students’ interest and motivation for learning mathematics.

Key Information

Department: Department of Education

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education

Programme Name: Mathematics Education

Direction: Mathematics Education

Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master's Degree) [4 Semesters]

Mode of Study: Full time and Part time are both possible

Language of Instruction: Greek

Coordinator: Demetra Pitta Pantazi (

Curriculum Structure

Course Type ECTS
Compulsory 66
Restricted Elective 24

Courses per Semester


Compulsory (4): EDU673, 674, 676, 680)
Research courses : EDU675 compulsory και EDU682 or EDU683
Restricted Elective (1):  (EDU 562, 583, 662, 670, 667)
Seminar: EDU685

Postgraduate Students who register to Master Thesis (EDU 798,799) are exempted from one Restricted Elective course and one Research course (EDU 682 or 683) 

Conditions of Study

The number of places available are announced by the Graduate School with the eligibility criteria for candidates, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application such as:
Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.
Previous University education in a suitable subject (academic background) and grades of relevant degrees.
Letters of recommendation.
Personal interview and/or written examination (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
Submission of preliminary research proposal for admission to a doctoral course (if provided by the Department’s internal rules).
The Department may also set additional criteria and quality indicators such as: (a) number of students’ publications in scientific journals, (b) students’ participation in seminars, symposia, research programmes, (c) presentations by students at conferences, (d) knowledge of foreign languages, and (e) professional experience, etc.

Students must always advise the University's' Postgraduate Study Rules  

Successful completion of the requirements of the Program

The grading system is numerical, from 0 to 10 with increments of ½. The minimum passing grade is 5. The final grade of a graduate student is calculated as the grade point average of all courses passed by the student. 

In a postgraduate programme of study, courses can be graded as Success/Failure. These courses do not count towards the student’s GPA, and may not exceed 25% of the programme’s ECTS, with the exception of the dissertation units. All courses are presented in the Postgraduate Studies Prospectus.
The diploma dissertation, thesis, research and writing stages are graded with Success / Failure. The final grade of the dissertation is registered in the last semester of its elaboration. Master level dissertations are calculated qualitatively as Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Failure.

Further Information

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

This program concerns both pre-service and in-service teachers of all educational levels, from preschool to secondary education.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates can be admitted to Doctoral Programs