Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Primary with Mathematics Specialism

Train to become an outstanding Primary teacher at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with a specialism in Mathematics at Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 5-11 age range. The programme is designed to not only meet the criteria outlined in Qualifying to Teach (the standards that all newly qualified teachers must meet), but to provide enhanced training and experience in the teaching of Mathematics to primary age learners, with 50% of the course dedicated to this aim. Lectures and workshops will enable you to explore pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning with a particular focus on the core subjects, including the teaching of Phonics.

Choosing a specialism in Mathematics will mean that you spend up to 50% of your programme focusing on the teaching of Mathematics at Primary level, including through a specific module in the teaching of Mathematics and through enhanced opportunities both within and across schools. An emphasis will be on developing innovative, practical and engaging ways to develop the teaching of Mathematics in Primary schools. You will be expected to review your own understanding of Mathematics and engage critically with research into children's learning of Mathematics

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum 2:1 degree (or recognised equivalent). Strong applicants with a 2:2 will be considered if they have significant school experience prior to application
  • a demonstrable interest in and enthusiasm for teaching within the primary age range. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the curriculum, relevant practical experience. A minimum of 10 days’ work experience in an educational setting engaging with children within the appropriate age range is required prior to interview
  • GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade 4/C (or above) or equivalent qualifications – level 2 numeracy and literacy are not acceptable

Additional information:

  • RPL is not accepted on this programme 
  • IELTS score 7.0 (Minimum 6.5 in each component)
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a selection event 
  • If you accept a formal offer from LJMU 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

University-based study includes: 

  • a full-time block of three weeks at the start of the course
  • one day per week until January
  • week-long, full-time study blocks between January and June
  • a number of conference days

You will undertake a significant amount of independent study and preparation to support your course assignments and school-based work and should be prepared to work some evenings and weekends.

Assessment methods

Course assessment methods include: critical reflections on practice, a literature review, small scale research projects, the design and analysis of learning experiences 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 2019 £ 9,250 per Academic year (Home) 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