Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status PGCE / MSc with QTS
- Entry requirements: See below
- Year of entry: 2017
- Full-time: 1 year (plus additional part-time modules)
- Location: Loughborough
- Department: Mathematics Education Centre
This programme is aimed at those graduates wishing to teach mathematics in secondary schools.
We prepare future teachers to engage and motivate school students to be mathematical thinkers and not just learners of items in a mathematics curriculum.
Sessions are taught by a highly experienced teacher and teacher trainer with sessions also run by teachers from partner schools with particular specialisms.
The programme is practically based with 24 of the 36 weeks spent in our partner schools. University weeks are organised with half a day on General Professional Studies and two full days on Mathematics Education.
The Mathematics Education sessions are mainly seminar based with carefully prepared activities and reflective discussion.
In accordance with current government requirements, all applicants must be interviewed before a place can be offered in order to assess their suitability for teaching. It is normally expected that candidates should have had at least three full days’ experience in a state secondary school before applying for any programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status. Recent experience of working with young people will also be valuable experience although this is not a necessary requirement.
An honours degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification, which has at least 50% mathematics. If the degree has less mathematics content then a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course may be required before the start of the PGCE
Overseas qualification equivalencies can be found here.