All PGCE applicants for 2014 entry will need to pass pre-entry Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. The Department of Education have indicated there will be notable changes to the structure and content of 2013 tests, but have not yet confirmed details of these changes. We advise applicants to monitor http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
A Disclosure and Barring Service Check and DfE Fitness to Teach test are also required.
A Level Mathematics or equivalent
You will need to have appropriate experience in UK Secondary schools undertaken in the two years prior to admission. This should include involvement in the learning and teaching process with school students and work shadowing in order to understand the wider day-to-day role of the teacher
An ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English
Excellent inter-personal skills
An informed and realistic understanding of the complexities and challenges of teaching in a Secondary school
An understanding of how learning develops within an engaging rich and broad context, with recognition of the contribution made by parents and carers
Personal qualities and abilities appropriate to becoming an effective teacher, including a strong motivation to teach young students, an ability to express personal views with clarity and conviction, to listen and respond appropriately to the views of others, awareness of, and commitment to, issues relating to Equal Opportunities and providing all students with an inclusive learning environment
Intellectual capacity to critically reflect upon experience and personal challenges
The Faculty of Education has a national reputation for high quality initial teacher training which was rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted in their last inspection. We work with over 1,500 schools, colleges and educational organisations and offer a wide range of of secondary specialisms.
Our PGCE Mathematics has an outstanding reputation for producing high calibre Maths teachers. Maths teaching is a stated government priority nationally and a shortage subject, meaning successful trainees are highly employable. Attractive bursaries are available, also enhancement and booster courses (on confirmation of your PGCE place).
This course will be based at our £139 million new academic building at Birley Fields, All Saints campus in Manchester city centre. See http://www.mmu.ac.uk/education/birleyfields
This course offers you a very practical introduction to teaching. It is designed to make strong links between school and university based work. You will have the opportunity to develop both the appropriate teaching skills and the ability to analyse your teaching. Trainees will be supported in this by a strong team of university tutors and school mentors. Tutors have a particular interest in how pupils learn and how teachers can utilise this knowledge in their teaching.
We aim to develop analytical, successful and enthusiastic beginning teachers who are fully aware of the excitement and challenges which lie ahead and who can work effectively in a variety of educational settings.
Trainees will engage with current educational issues and recent and relevant research in order to further develop their understanding and to generate challenging and lively debate. There will be a focus on:
Promoting an inclusive learning and teaching environment
Working in multi-professional teams
Creating a climate for learning in the classroom
Learning and teaching strategies
Managing students' behaviour
Planning and evaluating students' learning
Developing knowledge and understanding of teachers' professional responsibilities
Most of our trainee teachers progress to employment as specialist Mathematics teachers in secondary schools, teaching the subject to GCSE and A/AS level. Maths is a national shortage subject making the employment prospects attractive for sucessful trainees.
The Faculty of Education offers a broad range of postgraduate study opportunities including MSc STEM and MAs in Education, Educational Leadership and Management and Inclusive Education and SEN. Our Education and Social Research Institute, ranked in the UK top 10, provides opportunities to study to PhD level.
24 weeks of the 36 week programme are spent in schools and placements are central to the course. They will be in at least two different schools or colleges and will range from inner city to rural settings, mixed and single gender schools, City Academies, Comprehensives and Selective Schools, 11-16, 11-18, sixth form and further education colleges. The Enrichment phase also offers placements in settings other than schools.
. Programme rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted
. National reputation in secondary teacher education
. Practice placements available in a diverse range of schools and colleges
. Course includes 60 Masters Level CAT points (one third of a Masters degree) - we offer an MSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and PgCert/PgDip STEM.
. Access to NQT alumni support in your first year of teaching.
2:2 or above, or equivalent in Mathematics or another subject that was at least 50% MathematicsGraduates whose qualifications do not contain sufficient mathematics for this programme will be considered for our mathematics enhancement courses (24/36 weeks) followed by the PGCE. Evidence required of relevant experience in a UK secondary school. Degrees likely to be satisfactory for the one year PGCE course without enhancement:-Mathematics/with another subject-Physics-Some Engineering degrees. Degrees where a Mathematics Enhancement course is necessary:-Economics/accounting and finance-Some science and engineering degrees-Social science, humanities.GCSE's English Language and Mathematics, Grades C or above.
UK and EU full-time students: £9,000 · Non-EU full-time international students: £12,500