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Mathematics Specialist Teacher PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Mathematics Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for you If you are a qualified teacher who is enthusiastic about teaching mathematics and committed to developing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to become a mathematics specialist teacher. You may be a mathematics leader and want to develop subject knowledge and teaching expertise in others. Alternatively, you may be a class teacher with a passion for teaching mathematics and wish to prepare yourself for a future position as a mathematics subject leader. The course will be held as twilight sessions, usually 6–9pm on our Canterbury Campus. The sessions will include group activities, discussion, reflection, and tutor input on literature and research findings. You will explore each area of mathematics at various levels corresponding to the early years and primary curriculum. As part of this assignment, you will examine how to support progression in children’s learning of their mathematics. A second assignment will explore one approach to teaching mathematics such as the use of manipulative or mathematical talk to support mastery. The course is written to support you in developing your career as a teacher who can offer specialist knowledge and support others, in your school or across groups of schools. After completing the Postgraduate Certificate you will have the option to transfer the credits and complete the MA Education.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will normally need a degree at 2.2 or above or equivalent level qualification. However, we recognise that some applicants may not meet these standard requirements, yet may have other appropriate skills, knowledge and experience. In this case you may be offered the opportunity to complete an orientation module or a portfolio to demonstrate your ability to work at level 7. You should hold Qualified Teacher Status and be placed in a setting where you work with children on mathematics.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells, One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more