University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Secondary Education (Mathematics)

The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); students spend 24 out of 36 weeks in school placements; the course aims to broaden and deepen students knowledge and understanding of mathematics for teaching purposes; develop students understanding and insight into the ways in which mathematics is learned and potential difficulties; the course provides an informed and critical view of National Curriculum requirements; the course provides up-to-date knowledge and experience of curriculum materials, developments in assessment and examinations, and the potential of information and communications technology; it provides a broad range of teaching and learning methods to cater for a full range of abilities; it develops students skills in planning, communication, assessment, recording and evaluation.

Entry requirements

Degree (2.1 or above preferred) with at least 50 per cent of content in subject specialism; GCSE English and mathematics grade C or above, or equivalent; interview.

Course modules

Teacher development course: reflective practice; career development; professional values; options: using your voice effectively; understanding autism; teaching sport; classroom management; preparing for an interview; 2 secondary teaching placements; subject specialism: the mathematics curriculum; lesson planning; subject knowledge: approaches to teaching and learning, including common misconceptions; teaching mathematics using technology; assessment of and for learning; theories of learning and teaching; communicating mathematically; differentiating to enable all pupils to reach their potential; teaching functional maths and problem solving; mathematics outside the classroom.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment is used throughout the course and there are no examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0116 252 5280