Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Mathematics

Train to become an outstanding teacher of Secondary Mathematics with Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The PGDE in Mathematics incorporates the latest curriculum requirements for Mathematics, transforming you into an effective and engaging Secondary teacher.

Our programme aims to develop expert teachers through ensuring that they have rich practical classroom experiences and gain a deep understanding of how young people learn. We provide our trainee teachers with the chance to learn from leading experts across Merseyside through a range of continuous development opportunities.

Entry requirements

To join this this PGDE, you will usually have a first degree (or recognised equivalent) in a Mathematics-related discipline with significant content in your chosen subject area. The degree classification should be at third class Honours or above. Previous successful applicants include those with an 'A' level in Mathematics who have studied for example engineering, accountancy, finance or psychology.

Additional requirements for the programme include:

  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification).  
  • A demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience. A minimum of 10 days’ work experience in a UK Secondary school is normally required prior to commencing the programme. We can help to arrange this for successful applicants.

Applicants will need to pass Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy prior to entry to this programme. A Disclosure and Barring Service check and a DfE Fitness to Teach health form are required.

Course modules

The University element of the programme is based around modules focusing on:

  • developing your subject and pedagogical knowledge in order to support you in becoming a reflective, skilled and effective practitioner
  • critiquing effective approaches to learning, teaching and assessment in your subject and/or age phase
  • promoting your ability to design inclusive, engaging and impactful sequences of lessons to meet the diverse needs all learners
  • informed and deliberate use of educational research to improve pupils’ learning

Assessment methods

Course assessment methods include: critical reflections on research and practice, small scale research projects, the design and analysis of learning experiences, presentations and a portfolio of professional activities.

You will need to monitor your progression towards achieving the professional standards required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and to maintain a professional development portfolio associated with these.

A final assessment of your achievement of the Teachers’ standards required will be based on observation and assessment of your teaching practice and the evidence base that you develop during training.

Fees

Please note the fees for 2018/19 are still awaiting final confirmation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGDE Full-time September 2018 £ 9,250 per Academic year (home fees) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
IM Marsh campus Liverpool L17 6BD North West

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Key information

Campus or study location: 
IM Marsh campus
Contact: 
Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0151 231 5090