The Middlesex University PGCE Secondary Mathematics course in London is a one year full-time course. It equips you to inspire pupils through the use of engaging interactive workshops, lectures and structured debates. Maths teachers are very much in demand and in recognition of its priority status, the Government is offering training bursaries of up to £20,000 during your course, depending on your degree class.
The PGCE Secondary Mathematics course at Middlesex University aims to prepare you for the teaching profession. It will:
Enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of pupils and their learning Develop your expertise in highly specialised professional skills in a context where you'll need to exercise initiative and take personal responsibility for decision making in complex and unpredictable situations Equip you with the pedagogic knowledge, understanding and skills to teach effectively across the 11-16 age range Develop your knowledge and understanding of the Secondary mathematics curriculum Enable you to understand, critically evaluate and respond to the needs of children in multicultural, multilingual and multifaith settings and schools in an international, urban environment. Maths subject studies investigates the structure of the Mathematics curriculum through number and algebra, shape, space and measures, and handling data. You will be expected to provide evidence of your own development in teaching and learning through a Personal Mathematics Portfolio, which is the main vehicle for the assessment.
You will be involved in designing, producing, teaching and evaluating a range of materials currently used to support Mathematics in the secondary school. An example of this is the use of a specific software application to develop numeracy. Information Communication Technology is integrated throughout the course and it is essential that you are familiar with a Windows environment and have access to a PC at home.
Two thirds (120 days) of the PGCE Secondary Mathematics course will be on placement. You receive personal attention through regular tutor visits to school placements and individual tutorials. Schools are carefully selected to expose you to imaginative and thought provoking teaching and learning strategies.We have excellent relationships with schools in north London, Essex and Hertfordshire and many of our graduates go on to work in their first teaching job at the schools where they had a placement.
In 2012, the secondary teacher training programmes at Middlesex were rated Good with Outstanding Features (by Ofsted), an excellent result for a large and diverse provider of teacher training.