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BSc (Honours)

Mathematics with Education and Qualified Teacher Status

Obtain Qualified Teacher Status while training to become a maths teacher.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £12,750 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96-112 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? XG11
When do I start? September

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.

Student view

Jay was an undergraduate at Hallam, and has since returned to take the graduate entry pathway for Early Years Teacher Status.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Heather Wain talk about this course.

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

Course leaders and tutors

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Emma Rempe-Gillen
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education

I am a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education and the course leader for the BSc Mathematics with Education and QTS degree

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

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

UK students

GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or Grade 4 or above or equivalent*, plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points from A level mathematics. We accept AS levels. We accept general studies.

Or

• 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in mathematics. We accept general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - 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.

• Foundation year - successfully completing our Extended Degree in Engineering and Mathematics or equivalent

You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Prior to your application we highly recommend that you have some experience observing and/or supporting mathematics lessons for Key Stage 3 and 4 in a non-selective state secondary school to gain an insight into contemporary approaches to teaching mathematics in the UK. This will greatly increase your chances of reaching the interview stage for entry to this course.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you either an interview or a place on the course. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

In your personal statement you should clearly state the extent of any experience you have obtained observing or supporting in a secondary mathematics classroom. You should also include any other experiences of working with young people, such working as a sports coach or with a youth group.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age.

As you will work with children, you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

If you already have an undergraduate degree you are not eligible to apply for this course.

* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are

• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Development Of Mathematical Thought Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Mathematics For Meaning A Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Mathematics For Meaning B Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Practice In The Context Of Learning And Teaching Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Problem Solving Through Modelling Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Sets And Matrices Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: The Experience Of Learning Mathematics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: 20Th And 21St Century Applications Of Mathematics Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Development Of Geometric Ideas Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Introduction To Fundamental Constructs In Mathematics Education Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Relations And Functions Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Statistical Literacy Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Learning And Teaching Within The Curriculum Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Becoming A Mathematics Teacher Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Development Of Ideas In Number Theory Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Groups And Geometry Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Infinite Processes Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Professional Studies In Education Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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