Liverpool John Moores University
Primary with Mathematics Specialism
Students taking the PGDE at Liverpool John Moores University train to teach General Primary with a mathematics specialism. Students qualify with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education featuring 120 Masters-level credits (ours is one of the few ITT courses to offer this) and a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). University-based study includes: a full time block of 3 weeks at the start of the course; 1 day per week until January; 4, week-long, full time study blocks between January and June and a number of conference days. Additional professional development sessions are organised in school during placements. Students undertake a significant amount of independent study and preparation to support the course assignments and school-based work and should be prepared to work some evenings and weekends.Successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.
All applicants, meeting the following criteria, are invited to a University selection event. On application: a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or recognised equivalent); a minimum grade C GCSE (or equivalent) in mathematics, English language and science; original evidence of GCSEs and the applicant's degree (if they have already graduated) are required at interview. Prior to starting the course: passes in numeracy and literacy tests; a minimum of 10 days� work experience in a UK primary school (we can help to arrange this for successful applicants); an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, the cost of which is met by Liverpool John Moores University. Applicants also need to complete a medical health questionnaire.
Modules include: professional practice; developing reflective professional practice; pedagogy in mathematics; pedagogy in practice; learning teaching and assessment in the core curriculum; inclusion.
The course employs a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, seminars, interactive workshops, group discussion and reflection, problem solving and micro-teaching.
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