Italian LOSSTTINMATH System
SSIS  Specialization school for secondary school teachers
General information:
 postgraduate University biennial courses
 ruled at national level
 organized at regional level, within the frame of interUniversity agreements
 regional administrative structures and educational models
 parallel didactical activities in each University in the Region
 educational activities organized in different disciplinary sections
 admission by public contexts at regional level (two written proofs: discipline knowledge and teaching abilities)
 educational requirement: laurea (University degree: 4/5 years)
 interim exams at the end of each of the four semesters
 final State exam, entitling to be a teacher of a set of subjects related to the chosen section.
Specific information:
 in Tuscany: agreement among the Universities of Pisa (administrative management), Firenze and Siena
 one thousand hours of classes to be attended, as for the following table:
Type of activity 
First year 
Second year 
General pedagogy 
100 hours 
100 hours 
Discipline (3/5 theory  2/5 didactical laboratory) 
230 hours 
170 hours 
School Practice 
170 hours 
130 hours 
Final report on the school practice 

100 hours 
 disciplinary section for future Mathematics teachers in lower secondary schools: Natural Sciences
 educational requirement: laurea in any scientific discipline
 disciplinary instruction given through four semester courses of Mathematical Sciences and four semester courses of Experimental Sciences, according to the following timetable:
Discipline (3/5 theory  2/5 didactical laboratory) 
First year 
Second year 
Mathematical Sciences 
90 hours 
60 hours 
Experimental Sciences 
140 hours 
110 hours 
Total 
230 hours 
170 hours 
 discipline entitled to teach: Mathematical Sciences and Natural, Physical and Experimental Sciences
ITALIAN LOSSTT IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES THE CURRICULA IN TUSCANY REGION
SSIS of TUSCANY at Florence
First Year  85 hours
 ARITHMETIC  35 hours
 HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS (The number and its operations)  11 hours
 STATISTICS  8 hours
 LOGICS  8 hours
 DIDACTICS OF MATHEMATICS  15 hours
 COMPUTER LABORATORY  8 hours
Second Year  65 hours
 GEOMETRY  35 hours
 HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS (from The geometry to The geometries) 11 hours
 DIDACTICS OF MATHEMATICS  6 hours
 THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL PROOF  6 hours
 COMPUTER LABORATORY  7 hours
SSIS of TUSCANY at Pisa
First Year  90 hours (54 hrs. of theory and 36 hrs of didactical and IT laboratory)
 PLANE GEOMETRY  25 hours
 NUMBER SYSTEMS  20 hours
 ALGEBRA, VARIABLES, FUNCTIONS  20 hours
 STATISTICS  10 hours
 MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS LABORATORY  15 hours
Second Year  60 hours (36 hrs of theory and 24 hrs of didactical and IT laboratory)
 SPACE GEOMETRY  30 hours
 PROBABILITY  15 hours
 INTERCULTURAL MATHEMATICS  5 hours
 DIFFICULTIES IN MATHEMATICS  10 hours
SSIS of TUSCANY at Siena
150 hours in two years
 DIDACTICS OF THE MATHEMATICS  35 hours
 PROBLEMS AND PROBLEM SOLVING  15 hours
 LOGICS AND SET THEORY  20 hours
 ARITHMETIC AND INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA  30 hours
 GEOMETRY  35 hours
 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS  15 hours

