Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of mathematics, with the knowledge and skills to teach a broad spectrum of mathematical concepts, including the use of investigational, collaborative and problem solving activities; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The University’s Bedford campus is home to one of the largest education providers in the UK. We have well-established links with more than 500 schools across the Eastern Region which means that we are constantly at the forefront of educational developments. The quality of our provision is based on a long and established history of teacher education.
Mathematics is a challenging and demanding subject within the school curriculum. You will develop the skills to teach a broad spectrum of mathematical concepts using a variety of different approaches, including a focus on the development of thinking skills through investigational, collaborative and problem-solving activities. You will also engage with relevant research literature and develop the skills of a reflective and research informed practitioner.
You will spend around 70% of your time in school and attend university based subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars, which are designed to develop awareness and understanding of general professional issues, the nature and content of the mathematics curriculum and the role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in relation to mathematics and issues such as planning and assessment.
Local and national demand for University of Bedfordshire graduate teachers is high. Annual destinations surveys show that 90% of graduate teachers will have secured full-time teaching posts to begin in the year of graduation, with a further 9% working in part-time teaching positions.
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.
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 and to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings.