Andrew Cussen

Mathematics and Science Teacher
Mount Anville Secondary School
Teaching and education
BSc.(with Education)

Both the BSc. (with Education) and the PME have allowed me to expand my interest in Mathematics and Biology alongside Education. In the future, I hope to progress into further areas of study in Biology. During the PME course, I was able to investigate potential PhD programmes; I had previously carried out a research investigation on ‘Characterising the fungicidal activity of Armillaria mellea’ with the MU Biology Department. This gave me insights into research involved in postgraduate research leading to PhDs.   We are fortunate that the Education courses in MU enable us to explore alternative areas of study within or outside of Education.

I am currently teaching in Mount Anville Secondary School as a Mathematics and Science teacher. It is an amazing experience to be responsible for my own classes. I am grateful for all the experiences I have had in my previous education courses in MU which has eased the transition from college to the working world. I still draw on all of the pedagogical resources and methods that we investigated during the course of our studies.