Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching

  • Department/School
  • Department of Education and Learning
  • Head of course
  • Magda Ramadan, Department of Education and Learning and Andrea Graf, Department of Innovative Technologies
  • Qualification awarded
  • Master of Arts SUPSI in Mathematics Secondary Education
  • Course type
  • Course running in parallel with professional working activity (126 ECTS over three years)
  • Admission
  • Since there is only a limited number of available places, admission to the course is regulated by a procedure.
  • Language
  • Italian
  • Application fee
  • A CHF 200 fee must be paid when the application is made. This fee is not reimbursable, and cannot be deducted from the semester fee.
  • Course fee
  • The semester fee amounts to CHF 1,600. This sum is reduced to CHF 800 for students who benefit from the application of the ASUP Intercantonal Agreement for Vocational Universities (Swiss nationality or civil and fiscal domicile in Switzerland or in Liechtenstein). Contribution to didactic costs: CHF 80.
  • Centre
  • Lugano and Locarno
  • Start date
  • 4 September 2023
  • Application deadline
  • 17 February 2023
  • Description
  • A profession at the service of the cultural development of the citizen. Starting from the consideration that the school is a place of cultural and social formation, the teaching profession requires not only a solid disciplinary, didactic and pedagogical preparation, but also an open and curious look towards the future, since it places the teacher in constant contact with the new generations, with the challenges and needs that their development entails. The training prepares the teaching of mathematics in the Middle School and is aimed solely at candidates with an UAS engineer's diploma. The regulatory duration of studies is three years part-time.


The training finds its centre in the interaction between professional practice, theoretical modules and research in education and aims at building a solid preparation based on the acquisition and progressive mastery of a basic educational and didactic instrumentation. It will of course have to be constantly improved and updated through continuous training, according to a model of continuous updating required by rapid changes on the socio-economic and cultural level.


The school is the place of learning in the broadest sense of the word, not just of knowledge in the strictest sense. The reference content is the set of knowledge that represents the cultural foundation of society.

The professional figure of the teacher therefore requires skills that span multiple dimensions, consequently the skills he or she must have at his or her disposal touch on very wide fields: they range from skills of a socio-relational nature that favour the setting up of a fruitful relationship with the students in order to facilitate their learning process, to skills of a professional nature that concern the relationship between knowledge and its didactic transposition.

Admission requirements

For admission requirements please refer to the page "Admission requirements and procedure" (in Italian).

Career prospects

The title qualifies you to teach mathematics in middle school.