Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Primary Education (Mathematics Specialist)

The PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS is a school-led programme which combines on-campus study with training in placement schools and settings.

You will train to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2 and achieve the Teachers’ Standards. The training experience is designed to fully prepare you for your first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).

During the programme, you will study all of the National Curriculum subjects and you will specialise in Mathematics in great depth. You will qualify as a Primary teacher who will also be able to bring a passion for Mathematics and excellent Mathematics subject knowledge to a first teaching post.

Successful completion of this PGCE will lay the foundations for you to become a leader in mathematics, generating enthusiasm for Mathematics amongst children, and modelling and leading others in the development of enriching, engaging and challenging lessons.

Entry requirements

When you apply, you should already be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, normally founded on at least 10 days of experience in primary classrooms in the two years prior to your application;
  • GCSE at Grade A (or equivalent qualification) in Mathematics;
  • Suitable personal and presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English.

Before the programme commences, you must have:

  • A first class, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification);
  • GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in English Language;
  • GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in Combined Science / Physics / Chemistry / Biology.

In addition to the requirement for GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or A* (or equivalent) outlined above, an A or AS level in Mathematics would also be desirable. However, we are also able to take into consideration mathematical elements of your degree (for example, if you have studied mathematics, statistics, economics or other relevant degree subjects, such as psychology).

You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. 

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children.

Course modules

PGP4100 Reflection on Academic and Professional Development (30 credits)

Reflection on Academic and Professional Development develops your knowledge, understanding and use of reflection as a tool for developing your own practice. The role of a primary school teacher is challenging, complex and ever-changing. This module will enable you to develop as a resilient, reflective, critically analytical, pro-active primary practitioner. You will be supported in developing a range of skills, knowledge and understanding that will assist you in positively impacting on the learning, progress and well-being of the children you work with. The aim is for you to develop a positive attitude to your future continuous professional and academic development and to start to become a practice-based researcher in your own context.

PGP4102 Evidence-based Research and Leadership for Mathematics Specialists (30 credits)

Evidence-based Research and Leadership for Mathematics Specialists enables you to become a leader of teaching and learning within Primary Mathematics with the potential to drive improvement and school development in your subject. You will develop the ability to critically ‘consume’ current research, theory and policy documents using research methodology, validity and ethics. Focusing on the critical identification and reading of source material, you will produce a literature review on a specific aspect of Mathematics relevant to primary education, gain confidence in accessing, evaluating and challenging relevant research findings, synthesise your findings to generate personal principles and perspectives, and apply these to classroom practice.

In addition to the above modules, the course features a range of non-modular activities, covering curriculum subject knowledge and professional practice. These activities will support you in the development of the professional skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes encapsulated in the Teachers’ Standards. 

Assessment methods

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards. You will also complete rigorous subject knowledge audits and checks to ensure you have outstanding subject knowledge.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years
PGCE Full-time September 2018 £ 12,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries
Address: 
Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1695 575171