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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the Course

Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of mathematics, with the knowledge and skills to teach a broad spectrum of mathematical concepts, including the use of investigational, collaborative and problem solving activities; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

This course develops you as a teacher with internationally recognised qualifications. It develops your ability to be an evidence informed teacher and one who is well placed to take advantage of further awards such as Chartered Teacher Status.

Why choose this course?

  • Study on a course designed to enable you to join a challenging and rewarding profession - becoming an effective and inspiring teacher who draws on broad subject specific knowledge and secure understanding of teaching and learning theories - with the knowledge and skills to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings
  • Explore your understanding of teaching and learning secondary mathematics, as you apply your subject knowledge and expertise to planning teaching and managing the mathematics classroom, honing your skills of critical self-evaluation and improvement
  • Develop your creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings and enhancing your own sense of independence
  • Gain confidence in analysing the evidence of your own practical experience during placements in schools, informing your future actions as you evaluate the impact of applying theory to your teaching practice
  • Benefit from a qualification that gives you recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to gain employment in a school, with opportunities for continuous development through further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment strategy is based upon the premise that critical evaluation of theoretical perspectives as they apply to your own teaching is an intrinsic element of best teaching practice. Throughout the course, therefore, you will continually be encouraged to explore what is known about teaching and learning, and to demonstrate independence and creativity in evaluating the relevance of that knowledge in your own context. Sound subject knowledge is a fundamental quality of an effective teacher and you will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing development of that knowledge throughout the course in preparation for the final assessment. Also key to the course is a focus on the development of evidence informed teaching, culminating in an extended systematic study of your own practice.

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University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    123rd

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    105 53%

    75th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    28th

    22

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