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Mathematics with Education and Qualified Teacher Status

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:18

60 credits with at least 45 at level 3 (the rest at level 2) from a relevant Open College Network accredited course. At least 18 level 3 credits should be in mathematics at merit or distinction level. It will support your application to be studying mathematics to at least AS level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4, or equivalent. Mathematics at grade C or 4, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English.

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points from A level Mathematics. For example: BBC at A Level including a relevant subject(s). A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Mathematics

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**
**Course summary**
- Gain a deep understanding of mathematics and learn to teach effectively.

- Benefit from a 90% course employment record, and healthy job market.

- Qualify as a teacher faster than through a PGCE.

- Gain hands-on experience with school placements from your first year onwards.

- Prepare yourself for advanced qualifications in maths.

- Move quickly into a full-time secondary teaching post in mathematics. You develop your understanding of the subject, starting from your own level, while attaining vital theoretical and practical experience of teaching. You graduate with Qualified Teacher Status, ready for full-time employment in a subject with a national shortage of such.

**How you learn**
- All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

- This rounded course allows for rewarding individual and collaborative study alongside school placements from your first year. As well as developing an in-depth knowledge of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 (GCSE) and post-16 mathematics, you'll learn how to effectively impart this knowledge via teaching theory lessons and school-based experience.

**You learn through:**
- lessons from mathematics tutors and education specialists

- school placements from early in the course, with at least 24 weeks in total

- advanced modules preparing you for the different stages of secondary teaching

- small groups and a collaborative atmosphere

- research, practical work, presentations and written assignments

- academic tutorials

**Applied learning
Work placements**
- Starting from one day per week in your first year to longer periods in your second and third, you will work in schools to gain practical experience vital for teaching. - You will be assigned a school-based mentor to help you hone your practical skills and apply your theory - helping you to work with individual students up to full classes. Sheffield Hallam has strong links to regional secondary schools to ensure your training is of the highest quality. Many of our graduates attain full time employment at their placement schools.

**Future careers**
The majority of our graduates go directly into employment as qualified teachers, and the course's employment record currently stands at 90%. A number of key transferrable skills are also developed throughout the course allowing for alternative progression or career routes.

**This course prepares you for a career in:**

- teaching

- academic careers as a researcher via Masters level study and PhD

- local authority/voluntary sector worker or researcher

- non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts

- enrichment work with young people

- more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1 Compulsory modules- Development Of Mathematical Thought (20 credits). Mathematics For Meaning A (20 credits). Mathematics For Meaning B (20 credits). Practice In The Context Of Learning And Teaching (20 credits). Problem Solving Through Modelling (20 credits). Sets And Matrices (20 credits). The Experience Of Learning Mathematics (20 credits).
Year 2 Compulsory modules- 20th And 21st Century Applications Of Mathematics (20 credits). Development Of Geometric Ideas (20 credits). Introduction To Fundamental Constructs In Mathematics Education (20 credits). Relations And Functions (20 credits).
School Based Training 1. Statistical Literacy (20 credits). Year 2 Elective modules- Developing Learning And Teaching Within The Curriculum (20 credits). Final year Compulsory modules- Becoming A Mathematics Teacher (20 credits). Development Of Ideas In Number Theory (20 credits). Groups And Geometry (20 credits). Infinite Processes (20 credits). Professional Studies In Education (20 credits). School Based Training 2.

Assessment methods

Coursework

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Social Sciences and Arts

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

64%
low
Mathematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mathematics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,700
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Business, research and administrative professionals
17%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals

Want to feel needed? This is one of the most flexible degrees of all and with so much of modern work being based on data, there are options everywhere for maths graduates. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. And we're always short of teachers in maths, so that is an excellent option for anyone wanting to help the next generation. And if you want a research job, you'll want a doctorate — and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance — and might secure some of the highest salaries going for new leavers from university.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Mathematical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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