Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mathematics with Education and Qualified Teacher Status

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Course summary

  • Gain a deep understanding of mathematics and learn to teach effectively.
  • Benefit from a 90% course employment record, and healthy job market.
  • Qualify as a teacher faster than through a PGCE.
  • Gain hands-on experience with school placements from your first year onwards.
  • Prepare yourself for advanced qualifications in maths.
  • Move quickly into a full-time secondary teaching post in mathematics. You develop your understanding of the subject, starting from your own level, while attaining vital theoretical and practical experience of teaching. You graduate with Qualified Teacher Status, ready for full-time employment in a subject with a national shortage of such.
How you learn This rounded course allows for rewarding individual and collaborative study alongside school placements from your first year. As well as developing an in-depth knowledge of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 (GCSE) and post-16 mathematics, you'll learn how to effectively impart this knowledge via teaching theory lessons and school-based experience. You learn through:
  • lessons from mathematics tutors and education specialists
  • school placements from early in the course, with at least 24 weeks in total
  • advanced modules preparing you for the different stages of secondary teaching
  • small groups and a collaborative atmosphere
  • research, practical work, presentations and written assignments
  • academic tutorials
Applied learning Work placements Starting from one day per week in your first year to longer periods in your second and third, you will work in schools to gain practical experience vital for teaching. You will be assigned a school-based mentor to help you hone your practical skills and apply your theory - helping you to work with individual students up to full classes. Sheffield Hallam has strong links to regional secondary schools to ensure your training is of the highest quality. Many of our graduates attain full time employment at their placement schools.

Course details

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Compulsory modules- Development Of Mathematical Thought (20 credits). Mathematics For Meaning A (20 credits). Mathematics For Meaning B (20 credits). Practice In The Context Of Learning And Teaching (20 credits). Problem Solving Through Modelling (20 credits). Sets And Matrices (20 credits). The Experience Of Learning Mathematics (20 credits). Year 2 Compulsory modules- 20th And 21st Century Applications Of Mathematics (20 credits). Development Of Geometric Ideas (20 credits). Introduction To Fundamental Constructs In Mathematics Education (20 credits). Relations And Functions (20 credits). School Based Training 1. Statistical Literacy (20 credits). Year 2 Elective modules- Developing Learning And Teaching Within The Curriculum (20 credits). Final year Compulsory modules- Becoming A Mathematics Teacher (20 credits). Development Of Ideas In Number Theory (20 credits). Groups And Geometry (20 credits). Infinite Processes (20 credits). Professional Studies In Education (20 credits). School Based Training 2.

Assessment method

Coursework

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
XG11
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/teaching-and-education/bsc-honours-mathematics-with-education-and-qualified-teacher-status/full-time

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event and you should present a passport or photo driving license. You can present other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to starting your course.

Other

Prior to your application we highly recommend that you have some experience observing and/or supporting mathematics lessons for Key Stage 3 and 4 in a non-selective state secondary school to gain an insight into contemporary approaches to teaching mathematics in the UK. This will greatly increase your chances of reaching the interview stage for entry to this course. Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable. Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you either an interview or a place on the course. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website. In your personal statement you should clearly state the extent of any experience you have obtained observing or supporting in a secondary mathematics classroom. You should also include any other experiences of working with young people, such working as a sports coach or with a youth group.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/teaching-and-education/bsc-honours-mathematics-with-education-and-qualified-teacher-status/full-time

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/teaching-and-education/bsc-honours-mathematics-with-education-and-qualified-teacher-status/full-time


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
100%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Mathematics with Education and Qualified Teacher Status at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS