Department of Mathematics

GCTE Department of Mathematics

Background of the department

Department of Mathematics is one of the six departments of Gondar College of Teachers Education. The department brings has two units, Mathematics and ICT unit.  Each with a strong foundation in Teacher Training Institute and delivers quality education at the diploma level. Since 1997E.C. The department runs degree programs in Mathematics, in affiliation with Bahir Dar University.

Currently, it runs diploma programs in:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Mathematics and Environmental Science (Together with Natural science Department)


By 2020 E.C GCTE Mathematics Department becoming the leading in producing vibrant Primary School mathematics Teachers in the region through providing quality education, research to solve the major societal problems such as poverty and illiteracy.


In its targeted mission GCTE Mathematics Department is committed to producing high-quality Primary School Mathematics Teachers. The department is committed to producing dedicated primary school teachers who can respond to local, national, and global demands. This will be accomplished through: rigorous academic training in regular, extension, summer and distance education, providing up to date short training for in-service Mathematics teachers, combining research and training to meet with the demands of quality education, and working with local and international partners that share the departments’ aspirations.

Goals of GCTE Mathematics Department

GCTE Mathematics Department has set the following goals for achieving its mission.

  • Create a democratic, academic and administrative environment within the department as well as the college;
  • Produce qualified, problem-solving and productive generation in mathematics and ict
  • Conduct research that is problem-solving and relevant to the community as well as the country;
  • Conduct basic research to produce new and/or expand knowledge.
  • Engage in community service that benefits the community as large;

Values of GCTE Mathematics Department

  • Academic excellent
  • Honesty, integrity and ethical conduct
  • Teamwork
  • Efficiency
  • Tolerance and mutual respect
  • Self-initiative and creativity
  • Reliance on the accuracy of reason
  • Quality
  • Flexibility
  • Continuous improvement
  • Participatory and diversity
  • Social responsibility and public service
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Recognition of merit
  • Academic freedom

GCTE Mathematics Department Organizational Structure

     Mathematics Department
Mathematics  unit
Ict   unit
CPD Coordinator
Community service Coordinator
Co-curricular coordinator
Research Coordinator
CPD Coordinator
Community service Coordinator
Co-curricular coordinator
Department  Advisor










Department unit contact person

Mathematics unit                                                                    IcT Unit

-Gebru shemekaw                                                                -Tilahun abebe

-Email: maths                                                                    – Email: mathsict

-Phone: +251913672956                                                           -Phone: +251918816221





GCTE  Mathematics Department Course Break Dawn

Major:  Mathematics                                                 Minor:  Physics

GCTE Mathematics Department Diploma program has two different components based on the division of the primary education into two levels namely: first cycle (Grades 1-4) and second cycle (Grades 5-8).  As per the direction given by the Ministry of Education, teachers for the second cycle primary schools are going to be trained in linear form (major and minor).

List of Courses

  1. Major Courses
No Course Title Course Code Cr. Hr./Cn. hr.
1. Basic Mathematics I Math 101 3/4
2. Basic Mathematics II Math 102 4/5
3. Plane Geometry Math 111 3/4
4. Introduction to Calculus Math 162 3/4
5. Solid Geometry Math 112 3/4
6. Fundamental Concepts of Algebra Math 221 3/4
7. Elementary Linear Algebra Math 222 3/4
8. Calculus I Math 261 4/5
9. Calculus II Math 262 4/5
10. Introduction to Statistics and Probability Math 272 3/4
Total 33/43


  1. Courses offered to those who minor in Math
No Course Title Course Code Cr. Hr./
1. Basic Mathematics I Math 101 3/4
2. Basic Mathematics II Math 102 4/5
3. Plane Geometry Math 111 3/4
4. Introduction to Calculus Math 162 3/3
5. Applied Mathematics I Math 231 4/4
Total 17/20


III.  Courses given to Linear Math Diploma as Minor

No. Course Title Course Code Cr.Hr./Cn.Hr
1. Mechanics I Phys 101 3/4
2. Mechanics II Phys 102 3/4
3. Heat & Thermodynamics Phys 222 2/3
4. Experimental Physics I Phys 112 1/2
5. Experimental Physics II Phys 211 1/2
6. Waves and Optics Phys 261 3/4
7. Electricity and Magnetism I Phys 201 4/5
Total 17/24


  1. Supportive Courses to Linear Math Diploma
No. Course Title Course Code Cr.Hr./Tu.Hr.
1. General Chemistry Chem 105 4/5
2. General Biology Biol 101 4/6
Total 8/11
  1. Common Courses
No Course Title Course Code Cr. Hr./Cn.Hr.
1. Communicative English Skills I Eng 101 3/3
2. College Amharic Amha 101 2/2
3. Communicative English Skills II Eng 102 3/3
4. Info. and Comm. Tech. for Education ICTE 103 2/3
5. Civic and ethical Education I CEEd 101 2/2
6. Civic and ethical Education II CEEd 102 2/2
7. General Fitness & Fund.  Sport Skills I PhEd 101 P/F/2
8. General Fitness & Fund.  Sport Skills II PhEd 102 P/F/2
Total 14/19
  1. Professional Courses
No. Course Title Course Code Cr. Hr.
1. Fundamentals of Education & TDP TECS 111 2
2. Life Skills & Gender Issues EPSY 111 2
3. General Methods of Teaching TECS 122 3
4. Introduction to Educational Psychology EPSY 122 2
5. Special Needs Education SNEd 211 3
6. Child Development and Support EPSY 231 2
7. Instructional Media TECS 232 2
8 Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation EPSY 242 2
9. Methods of Teaching Mathematics TeMa 242 2
10 School Management & Improvement Edpm 311 2
11 Action Research (I) ACR 311 2
12 Methods of Teaching Physics TePh 242 2
13 Action Research (II) ACR 322 1
Total 27


VII. Practicum Courses

No. Course Title Course Code Cr. Hr./Cn.Hr.
1. Practicum I : School Observation Prac.201 4/6
2. Practicum II : Working under the Mentor Prac.202 3/5
3. Practicum III: Assisting the Mentor Prac.301 3/5
4. Practicum IV: Independent Teaching Prac.302 4/6
Total 14/22


VIII. Summary

No. Course Category Cr.Hr./Cn.Hr.
1. Academics (Major + Minor + Supportive) 58/78
2. Professional 27/27
3. Common Courses 14/19
4. Practicum 14/22
Total 113/146

 GCTE Mathematics Department Entry Requirement

According to Amhara Education Bureau GCTE Mathematics department applicants must be completing Grade 12 and satisfies the following Requirement.

  Criteria Points/load
1 Written Exam 50
2 Interview 25
3 Hand writing skill 5
4 Aptitude exam 15
5 participation in co-curricular activities 5


GCTE  Mathematics   Department  Staff  profile

GCTE Mathematics department has 14 mathematics, 3 ICT instructors and 1 ICT Laboratory Technicians. The status of the instructors depicted in the following table.

No Name of instructor Sex Education Level Field of specialization University email
1 Yemataw Moges M MSc Functional Analysis BDU
2 Gebru Shemekaw M MSc Algebra AAU
3 Tewodros Alwbachew M MSc Differential UoG
4 Demewoz Abebaw M MSc Differential UoG
5 Birhan Gebrie M MSc Differential UoG
6 Sisay Asnakew M MSc Differential UoG
7 Fentie Alemayehu M Med Med in education BDU
8 Chalew Alebachew M Med Med in education BDU
9 Amanueal koyachew M Med Med in education BDU
10 Endalamaw Admas M MSc Algebra AAU
11 Amare Tesfa M Med Med in education BDU
12 Dessie Agen M MSc Differential UoG
13 Yenus Dawud M MSc Numerical BDU
14 Belaynesh Kassanew F Med Med in education BDU
15 Tilahun Abebe M BSC
16 Semalign Eshetie M MSc Information Technology UoG
17 Mulaw Getu M MSc Information Technology UoG
18 Senayit Tsegaye F BSC UoG

የሂሳብ ትምህርት ክፍል ዕቅድ አጠቃላይ አላማ

የዚህ ዕቅድ ዋና ዓለማ የ1ኛ ደረጃ መምህራንን (በተለይም በሂሳብ ትምህርት ዘርፍ) የሚሰለጥኑ ሰልጣኞች የተዘጋጀውን ኮርስ በጥራትና በተሳካ ሁኔታ መስጠት፣ መማር ማስተማሩን በጥናትና ምርምር በመደገፍ እና የማህበረሰብ አገልግሎት ተግባርን በማጠናከር የ1ኛ ደረጃ ትም/ቤቶችን ሞያዊ አቅም ማጎልበት   

 የትምህርት ክፍሉ ዕቅድ ዝርዝር አላማ

  • በትምህርት ክፍሉ የሚሰጠውን ስልጠና በኮሌጁ የትምህርት መርሃ ግብር መሰረት መፈጸም፣
  • ስልጠናውን በሰልጣኝ አሳታፊ የማሰልጠኛ ስልት መስጠት
  • ስልጠናውን በትምህርት ዕቅድ መሰረት መስጠት
  • የሰልጣኞችን እውቀትና ክህሎት በተከታታይ ምዘና ስልት መሰረት መመዘን፣
  • ተግባር ተኮር ጥናትና ምርምር በማከናወን የክፍል ውስጥ ችግሮችን በቀጥታ መፍታት፣
  • መሰረታዊ /ተግባራዊ (Basic /Applied Research) ምርምሮችን በማካሄድ የመምህርነት ሞያ ስልጠና በጥናት ግኝቶች መደገፍ፣
  • የተሟላና መደበኛ የሆነ የምክር አገልግሎት ለተማሪዎች መስጠት
  • የኮሌጅ ትምህርት ቤት ግንኙነት ተግባርን በእቅድ በመስራት ሞያዊ እገዛ ማድረግ
  • የጎደሉ ማሰልጠኛ ሞጁሎችን በአድስ መልክ መጻፍ ማደራጀትና በአግባቡ መጠቀም፣
  • ለተገልጋዮች ዲሞክራሲያዊ የሆነ አገልግሎት መስጠት
  • በየወሩ የክትትል፣ የድጋፍ፣ የግምገማ፣ የሪፖርት እና ግብረ መልስ ስርዓት በትምህርት ክፍሉና እና በመምህራን እንድሁም በኮሌጅ ደረጃ አጠናክሮ በማከናወን በኩል የሚሰጡ አገልግሎቶችን በስርዓት አስደግፎ የመተግበር እና የአገልግሎቶችን ፋይዳ እና ውጤት እየገመገሙ መምራት
  • ሰልጣኞችን የሚሰጠው የማማከር አገልግሎት በተደራጀ ሁኔታ በመከናወን በኩል ክፍተት ያለበት መሆኑ፣
  • ተከታታይነት ያለው የማጠናከሪያ ኘሮግራሞችን በመዘርጋት ሉሉም ሰልጣኞች በተለይም ለሴት ሰልጣኞች ወጥነት ያለው ድጋፍ እንድሰጥ ማድረግ
  • የሰልጣኝ አመራሮች ተግባራቸውን በተጠናከረ መልኩ እንዲያከናውኑ ማበረታታትና ማገዝ
  • ኘሮጀክት እየቀረጹ ከተለያዩ ምንጮች በጀት የማፈላለግ ጥረቱ ውስን መሆን፣
  • መደበኛ እና ደራሽ ስራዎችን አቀናጅቶ በመስራት ተጨባጭ የሆነ ለውጥ ማምጣት


ትምህርት ክፍሉ ውጤት ተኮር ዕቅድ አቅዶ ለክፍሉ መምህራን በማውረድ ተከታታይና ጥራት ያለው ስልጠና በመስጠት ብቁ የሆኑ የ1ኛ ደረጃ ሂሳብ መምህራንን ማፍራት፣    


      የትምህርት ክፍሉ ተግባርና ኃላፊነት

  1. በክፍሎቹ ለሚሰጠው የዲፕሎማ መርሃ ግብር የሚያስፈልገውን የትምህርት ፕሮግራምና የተለያዩ ኮርሶች የሚካሄዱበትን የጊዜ ሰሌዳ በሚመለከት ለአካዳሚክ ኮሚሸኑ ሀሣብ ማቅረብ፣
  2. አዳዲስ የስልጠና ሞዳሊቲዎች በተለያዩ የትምህርትና ስልጠና ዘርፎች እያዘጋጁና በአካዳሚክ ኮሚሽኑ እያስፀደቁ ተግባራዊ ማድረግ፣
  3. በየትምህርት ዘመኑ በመምህራን ሳምንታዊ የክፍለ ጊዜ ጫና መሠረት አሠልጣኝ መምህራን እና የተጓደሉ ማቴሪያል እንዲሟላ ማድረግ፣
  4. ለሥልጠና ለሚመለመሉ ሠልጣኞች ስታንደርዱን የጠበቀ የጽሑፍና የቃል ፈተና እንዲዘጋጅ ማድረግ፣
  5. በትምህርት ክፍሉ ለተደለደሉት እጩ መምህራን/ሠልጣኞች አማካሪ መምህር ይመድባሉ፣ ተገቢውንም የምክር አገልግሎት ማግኘታቸውን ያረጋግጣሉ፣ ለሴት ሰልጣኞችና እገዛ ለሚያስፈልጋቸው ሌሎች ሰልጣኞች የቱተሪያል አገልግሎት ፕሮግራም በማውጣት ይሰጣሉ ፤ አፈፃፀሙን ማረጋገጥ፣
  6. የትምህርት ክፍሎቹን የሚመለከቱ የአካዳሚክ ችግሮች የሚፈቱበትን ሁኔታ በሚመለከት ለኮሚሽኑ ሀሳብ ማቅርብ፣
  7. ለየትምህርት ክፍሉ መምህራን የኮርስ ድልድል ያደረጋሉ፣ የፈተናዎችን ዝግጅትና አፈጻጸም ያስተባብራሉ፣ ውጤት በወቅቱ ለሠልጣኞች እንዲገለፅ ማድረግ፣
  8. የትምህርት ክፍሉ መምህራን የትምህርት መስጫ ሞጁዩሎችና የመጀመሪያ ደረጃ የስርዓተ ትምህርት ማሻሻል ሥራዎችን እንዲሠሩ ማስተባበር፣
  9. የት/ቤት ተሞክሮና የማስተማር ልምምድ መርሃ ግብር በተነደፈለት ሥልት መሠረት እንዲፈፀም መምህራንን ያስተባብራሉ፣ ተግባራዊነቱን ማረጋገጥ፣
  10. በጉድኝት ማእከላት ትምህርት ቤቶች መምህራን፣ ር/መምህራንና ሱፐርቫይዘሮች ስልጠናና ሙያዊ ድጋፍ የሚደረግበትን ስልት እየነደፉ የኮሌጁንና የት/ቤቶችን ግንኙነት ማጠናከር፣
  11. በመጀመሪያ ደረጃ ስርዓተ ትምህርት እና በኮሌጁ ልዩ ልዩ የሥልጠና ፕሮግራሞች አሰጣጥ ላይ ጥናትና ምርምር በማካሄድ የትምህርት ጥራት እንዲጠበቅ ማድረግ፣
  12. የትምህርት ክፍሉን ዓመታዊ እቅድ ያዘጋጃሉ፣ ይፈፅማሉ፣ አፈፃፀሙን ይገመግማሉ፤ አስተዳደራዊ አገልግሎት ይሰጣሉ፤ ለሚመለከተው አካል ወቅቱን ጠብቀው ሪፖርት ማድረግ፣
  13. የትምህርት ክፍሉን አጠቃላይ መረጃና የሰልጣኞችን ውጤቶች አጠናቅረው ይይዛሉ፣ ይተነትናሉ፤ በትንትና የተገኘውን ውጤትም ለሥልጠናው መሻሻል በግብአትነት መጠቀም፣
  14. ሥልጠናዎች ያመጡትን ለውጥ በመገምገም በውጤቱ መሠረት የሥልጠና ኘሮግራሙን ማሻሻል፣
  15. ለሥልጠናው የሚያግዙ ስታንዳርዶችንና ማንዋሎችን አዘጋጅተው ተግባራዊ ማድረግ፣
  16. በየክፍሉ የሚፈጠሩ አደረጃጀቶችን መምራት፣
  17. በኃላፊዎች የሚሰጡትን ተጨማሪ ተግባራት ማከናወን፡፡

GCTE Mathematics Department Mathematics Club

Main Objectives Of The club

  • Help students develop their mathematical knowledge and achieve better grades in the course
  • Develop resources and provide input to the College and surrounding schools
  • Make students interested in mathematics by posting math posters / quizzes on campus
  • Increasing the participation of female students in mathematics education
  • It creates a better environment for trainees to help each other and increase their motivation for work
  • Creates conducive environment for transmitting mathematical games and puzzles to the College community
  • Trainees identify their democratic rights / obligations by participating in the club
  • Creates an educational competitive spirit and good communication among trainees
2011 E.C
GCTE Mathematics Club students on Training
2010 E.C
GCTE Mathematics club students on Computation

Mathematics club contact person

-Yenus Dawud

– Email: mathsclub

– Phone : +251918747620

GCTE Mathematics Dpt. Students on Mathematics class Room
2011 E.C

GCTE Mathematics Department ICT Club

Main Objectives Of The club

  • Creative, confident and productive use of ICT is an essential life skill.’ Meaning we have knowledge of ICT, If we add our own creativity and use it effectively, it is an important life skill.
  • Help students to become competent and confident users who can use the basicknowledge and skills acquired to assist them in their daily lives.
  • Prepare students for the world of tomorrow. It aimsto help learners to have an open and flexible mind
  • To help students develop an appreciation for the role of ICT in today’s society.
  • To improve members design skills.
  • To provide a fun and interactive approach to ICT.
  • To improve members’ programming skills.
  • To raise awareness and promote the use of technology as a teaching/learning aid.
2011 E.C
GCTE  ICT club students on training
GCTE  ICT club students on training

ICt club contact person

-Semalign Eshetie

– Email: mathsiclub

– Phone : +251921639173

GCTE Mathematics Department Research Situation


            As we know the purpose of educational research is to develop new knowledge about the teaching-  

 learning situation to improve educational practice. Educational research can address the following  


  • Learning: How do student’s best learn various subjects?
  • Teaching: What are the best teaching practices to foster student achievement?
  • Motivation: What are the best practices for teachers to motivate their students to achieve?
  • Development: How do children and adults change over time, including their cognitive, social,

     and emotional skills?

  • Classroom management: What classroom or school practices make the classroom optimal for

     student learning?


  • Provides teachers the opportunity to improve their teaching and make teaching learning

       process effective.

  • Offers teacher the opportunity to investigate question and concerns relates to their teaching

      practice and their students learning.

      Therefore, GCTE mathematics department performs a total of 12 research papers in the last         

       five consecutive years (2007-2011)  E.C as depicted in the table below.

     Research activities in the last five years by department and research types (2007-2011E.C)

Sr.No Department of action research Basic research       Sum Remark
1 Mathematics 11 1 12












GCTE Mathematics Department  Community Service of the department   

GCTE mathematics department

  • Creates a better nation for the future by enhancing the quality of education and the capacity of school teachers in the field of mathematics nearby GCTE.
  • Assist elementary school mathematics teachers with the need to identify gaps in mathematics textbooks in elementary schools.
  • Filling the gap of elementary school mathematics teacher by different training
  • Provide computer training and repair of damaged computers especially for school directors.
  • Every year GCTE mathematics department gives a training and support elementary schools by different mathematical tools.

GCTE Mathematics Department Major Achievements

  • Giving a training about 187 elementary school mathematics teachers by cooperating with Save the children NGO.
  • Preparing seminars and workshops per month is good culture for the department.

GCTE Mathematics Department Continuous professional development (CPD)


As we understand CPD stands for continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It’s a record of what you experience, learn and then apply. The term is generally used to mean a physical folder or portfolio documenting our development as a professional.  Continuing professional development (CPD) courses help teachers and school staff to up-skill and become confident in new areas of the curriculum and teaching concepts

         Main Objectives of the program

  • To up-to-date in teachers’ career with maintaining knowledge and skills.
  • To support future professional development with enhancing and broadening capabilities.
  • To develops personal qualities necessary to execute professional and technical duties in an ethical manner.
  • Reinforce existing skills, as well as learning new ones that aren’t covered during teacher
  • allow teachersto build on their interaction skills and learn strategies for helping these pupils to achieve their full potential
  • open up further development needs and demonstrate your professional standing to clients and employers

Some areas or topics of CPD in our Department are

  • educational theory to conceptualize the process of developing a command of mathematics
  • Developing and evaluating a range of teaching methods and approaches and associated materials
  • Developing our own mathematics skills to standards required in subject specifications
  • Demonstrating threshold standards of quality and consistency of practice in mathematics
  • Identifying areas of your practice which can be improved, researching through literature and consulting with tutors, mentors and colleagues as a means to improve those areas
  • Enhancing your teaching through constructive use of reflection and feedback from students, colleagues, tutors and mentors.
GCTE Mathematics Teachers on CPD Program

CPD program

2010 E.C
GCTE Mathematics Teachers  On CPD Program

GCTE Mathematics Department’s contact person


                                                    – Yemataw moges

                                                          –  Email: maths                                                                   

                                       –  Phone : +251913795458/939900921