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Secondary Mathematics PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Mathematics Teaching Teaching (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Teaching mathematics is an exciting challenge. But you’ll help young people conquer a skill that they’ll use for the rest of their lives. Our PGCE helps you think like a teacher, understand how children learn and plan engaging lessons.

Many young people find mathematics complicated or dull. It will be your job to find creative ways to make maths enjoyable – whether you’re teaching students about probability or algebra.

We’ve designed this course to help you understand how to support KS3, KS4, and KS5 students. You’ll develop the skills you need to make sure young people enjoy problem solving and are able to reason mathematically.

Throughout your training, you’ll get hands-on experience on placement and spend time on campus developing your teaching skills.

From getting the most out of your induction, to tips on teaching your first lesson, your personal tutor will be there to support you on every step of your PGCE journey.

You can find out more about careers in teaching at our “I want to teach” event.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PGCE Secondary Mathematics.

Careers

With a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you’ll be ready to teach Maths in schools across England.

Most of our graduates secure their first teaching position while on the PGCE, with many of them securing roles within our partnership schools.

After you’ve completed this course, you can join our Masters in Education. Your PGCE gives you Masters credits which means you’ll be fast tracked and can complete this course by the end of your second year of teaching.

Assessment

Assessment for your PGCE involves portfolio work, assignments, and observed classroom practice. We’ll often ask you to reflect on approaches you’ve used in the classroom and their effectiveness.

You’ll also be regularly observed by your school-based mentor and university tutor. Working with your placement schools, we’ll identify areas of professional practice that you find challenging.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

9 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Teaching Practice (Evidence) - Core
Subject Knowledge for Learning and Teaching - Core
Educational and Professional issues - Core
Learning and Teaching in Subject (Reflection) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

For this course, you need a degree in Mathematics or a related subject and a GCSE grade C/4 or above in both English Language and Mathematics, we also expect you to be confident in technology. After you apply, we’ll arrange a selection interview. During the interview process we will assess your subject knowledge and personal qualities, such as communication skills, resilience for teaching, and how easy you’ll find it to relate to secondary age students. If you accept a formal offer, you’ll need to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and you’ll need clearance to work with children (Enhanced DBS).

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more

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