- 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.
- 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
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.
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:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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.
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.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.