BSc (Hons) Mathematics Education (11-16 years) with QTS is a fast-track to teaching. It takes just three years to be a fully qualified teacher, compared to the four years it takes to do a degree and then a one-year PGCE.
This course will deepen your knowledge and skills in Mathematics, and then train you to become a teacher at Secondary or College level.
- ‘World-leading’ research in Education according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
- £22,000 is the average starting salary for teachers
- Our Education courses are in the top 20 in the UK according to The Guardian University league tables 2019
- 120 days on placement in schools or colleges
- You will be taught by tutors with proven expertise as effective teachers
This course is taught via lectures, tutorials, seminars, and independent learning.
In your final year the emphasis will be on practical experience and learning, and you’ll spend 120 days on placement in schools or colleges.
Your progress will be assessed with reports, exams, presentations, and computer-based assessments. Throughout the degree you’ll have one-to-one support from academic staff.
The first two years of this course focus on Mathematics with the final year focusing on teaching skills and experience.
This degree awards Qualified Teacher Status, which means that when you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in any state-maintained school in England and Wales.
Good teachers are always in high demand. The average starting salary for a teacher is £22,000, and experienced teachers can earn up to £56,000 outside London, and £64,000 in London. Head teachers can reach a salary of between £42,379 and £112,000.
Teachers also benefit from excellent holidays, and the teachers’ pension scheme is the second largest public sector pension scheme in the UK.
Placements are an essential part of this degree. You will spend at least 120 days working in schools and colleges, gaining a true understanding of what being a Mathematics teacher involves, and using your new skills and knowledge. When you’re ready to start searching for a teaching job, you will already have a wide network of professional contacts who can help you find the right opportunities.