Develop a variety of teaching approaches to become an effective and confident teacher of mathematics in primary schools. Partnerships with local schools give you opportunities to put theory into practice on placements, supported by experienced teachers and academic staff as you develop the knowledge and skills to meet the national requirements for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
You will be trained across the 5-11 age range developing the skills and experience necessary to teach core and foundation subjects in a variety of ways. And with a particular focus on primary mathematics. You will attend subject specific sessions, lectures and seminars designed to develop awareness and understanding of general professional issues, the content of the National Curriculum and practical issues such as lesson planning and assessment.
You will be supported to develop your knowledge and understanding of the school mathematics education curriculum and to apply your pedagogic and subject knowledge creatively in preparation for your role as a future leader of learning primary mathematics. You will also engage with relevant research literature and develop the skills of a reflective practitioner.
Local and national demand for University of Bedfordshire graduate teachers is high. Annual destination surveys show that 98% of graduate teachers will have secured teaching posts for the year of graduation.
The course is framed by a commitment to help you to develop the characteristics of a University of Bedfordshire graduate teacher. You will be challenged to explore theories of teaching and learning and to examine the implications of such theories for your own development. In doing this you will refine, form and reform your own principles, perspectives and values in relation to professional teaching practice.
On completion of the course you will have the appropriate attitude, knowledge, skills and understanding to meet the needs of the children’s and schools’ workforce agenda.