This Secondary Mathematics teacher training programme is aimed at students with an interest and strong background in maths. Applicants for both routes should have sound mathematical skills and a passion to communicate their subject and a desire to motivate and stimulate pupils from diverse backgrounds into studying mathematics. This programme prepares student teachers to become professional, creative, competent and reflective secondary school teachers of mathematics.
Students following this programme will have the opportunity to gain 60 Master's-level credits as part of their PGCE. The programme contains university-based workshops, two school placements and online materials to develop subject knowledge and pedagogy.
The aims of the programme are:
- To become a confident, competent and effective teacher of mathematics in secondary schools
- To develop practical knowledge and theoretical understanding to successfully work with secondary school children
- To widen individual skills, expertise and background knowledge across the field of mathematics education.
Our secondary education programme is for students who want to train to teach young people in secondary schools. The programme is a mixture of learning at the university together with periods of practical teaching experience in our partner schools and colleges.
What you'll study
Full time - Year 1: Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Professional e-Portfolio (Level 7) (15 credits) Professional Studies and School-Based Research (Level 7) (45 credits) School Experience A (15 credits) School Experience B (15) (15 credits) Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 1 (30 credits) Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 2 (30 credits)
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.
Continuous assessment of classroom skills and teaching effectiveness builds towards a professional development portfolio. There are also written and practical assignments with opportunities for Master's-level credits in the postgraduate version.
Qualified Teacher Status.
Graduates are equipped for careers working in secondary schools and other educational settings.