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PgCert/PgDip STEM (Specialist Maths Teacher)

Course Description

The need to improve the teaching of mathematics within the primary school has been identified as a government priority. This course explores the role of the mathematics specialist in the primary school, considering mathematical pedagogy and whole school collegiate practice in relation to the development of the teaching of Mathematics

We think it important that each school has a confident teacher, with a positive attitude to the subject and sufficient depth and breadth of understanding in order to share their expertise in developing an effective pedagogy with colleagues, in a leadership role.

Such teachers can promote children’s learning, enabling them to both understand and enjoy mathematics, thus developing positive attitudes towards the subject. This is essential, given the prevalence of negative attitudes towards the subject which still persist in the UK. Such attitudes may have an impact on our nation’s economic standing, as we compete within the global marketplace.

Core material will be delivered in a workshop format, supplemented with materials placed on Moodle, MMU’s learning platform. The handbooks will contain directed reading and unit completion tasks.

This course will enhance teachers’ understanding of the leadership of the subject and the management of change. This can prepare them for taking on a more senior role within their own schools as well as working in an advisory capacity with networks or clusters of schools.

Special Features

. Blended learning approach
. An opportunity to research your own practice and context
. Applying your own experience and expertise
. Teaching staff actively engaged in practice, research and development
. Whether you are in the early stages of your career or very experienced, this course is designed for those working in schools who are taking or developing a management role and those wishing to take a lead in developing mathematics across their school

Visit the PgCert/PgDip STEM (Specialist Maths Teacher) page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will normally have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) and be expected to have an interest and enthusiasm for mathematics, although you do not have to be a subject leader. Applicants who have a Postgraduate Certificate or PGCE may enter the course with advanced standing to continue their studies at the appropriate level.

Course Fees

UK/EU part-time students: £700 per 30 credit unit, PgDip = 120 credits, PgCert = 60 credits

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