Postgraduate Certificate Primary Maths

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
18 months
Location
Waterside
Start Date
November

Overview Updated 16/11/2018

We are passionate about transforming children’s lives and inspiring change. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics has the ambitious target of ensuring that every school has access to a mathematics teacher trained at Masters’ level.

This programme is based on the highly successful MaST course, which we have lead across a wide range of local authorities since 2009 with over 700 successful graduates.

Course

Highlights

  • strengthen your own practice whilst also having a sustainable impact upon your school’s professional development
  • enhance your own mathematical reasoning and relate this to effective teaching in the classroom

Additional

Information

Teaching through Conferences

For those joining the 2018-19 cohort, there will be four compulsory Saturday Conferences of face to face sessions as well as twilight sessions for each of the two modules. The Saturday Conferences are held at a Conference Centre, starting at 9am and usually finishing around 6pm with lunch and refreshments included.

Course Details

The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics is for qualified teachers who wish to transform their own teaching practice and make an impact upon the mathematics teaching and learning within their own school. During the course we focus on mathematical thinking, reasoning and problem solving in primary mathematics without any assumption of pre-existing mathematical knowledge.

You will enhance your own mathematical reasoning and relate this to effective teaching in the classroom. We support you to work with colleagues in your school to develop mathematics teaching and learning through a range of professional strategies, such as coaching and mentoring.

In this way, the programme encourages you to strengthen your own practice whilst also having a sustainable impact upon your school’s professional development. Through this programme you will attain professional recognition as a primary mathematics specialist teacher, giving you the confidence to teach and lead in this subject.

This course is Masters’ level professional development for primary mathematics teachers. It focuses on new and evolving aspects of maths teaching such as fluency, reasoning and mastery. It therefore reflects prevailing government agendas.

You will have the opportunity to

  • enhance your mathematical subject and teaching knowledge
  • further understand how your pupils learn mathematics
  • evaluate your own learning to improve your teaching practice
  • build your collaborative and leadership skills through peer coaching
  • learn how to develop your schools’ approach to mathematics teaching and learning

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Any qualified teacher working within a Primary School setting is eligible to apply. You do not need to be a leading mathematics teacher or a mathematics co-ordinator, but you will require the recommendation and support of your Head Teacher.

For more information on how to make an application for this course, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of algebra and geometry (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM096
    Core Module Y
  • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of number, calculation, measures and data handling (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM097
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

The success of this course is attributable to the direct impact on teaching and learning across your whole school. By continuing your own professional development, you will be able to lead change in mathematics teaching to benefit all of your colleagues and pupils. This course enables you to:

  • attend workshops and network with a range of teachers within your own subject
  • engage in personalised CPD that is relevant to your own development as well as that of your school
  • reflect on shared enquiry with colleagues and develop your own confidence to lead
  • undertake CPD tasks that link theory and research to your own and colleagues’ classroom practices
  • have continual online support from course tutors
  • have opportunities to join existing practitioner communities extending and sharing good practice
  • gain recognition as a Specialist Teacher in mathematics
  • use the 60 credits gained from this programme to complete a full Master’s in Mathematics Education by completing further modules

Continuing Professional Development

We recognise that some teachers may wish to attend the course for professional development without the requirement to complete assignments. This option is available for those teachers wishing to benefit from the course content by attending the Saturday Conferences, but for whom the Postgraduate Certificate assessment is not suitable. A certificate of attendance will be provided upon successful completion of this CPD route. Further details of this option can be obtained by emailing the Course Leader, Dr Amanda O’Shea, at Amanda.OShea@northampton.ac.uk.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part Time: £1,125 (Year One 30 Credits) £1,125 (Year Two 30 Credits)

The fee includes all costs for Network meetings and Saturday Conferences. It does not include school cover and travel costs. Schools are often willing to help with costs and some Local Authorities will also support students.

If you are intending to complete the full MA maths pathway, you may be eligible to apply for a student loan. For further information regarding possible funding, please visit our fees and funding page.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Part Time: £1,100 (Year One 30 Credits) £1,100 (Year Two 30 Credits)

The fee includes all costs for Network meetings and Saturday Conferences. It does not include school cover and travel costs. Schools are often willing to help with costs and some Local Authorities will also support students.

If you are intending to complete the full MA maths pathway, you may be eligible to apply for a student loan. For further information regarding possible funding, please visit our fees and funding page.

Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…


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Updated 16/11/2018

  • We are passionate about transforming children’s lives and inspiring change. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics has the ambitious target of ensuring that every school has access to a mathematics teacher trained at Masters’ level.

    This programme is based on the highly successful MaST course, which we have lead across a wide range of local authorities since 2009 with over 700 successful graduates.

    Course

    Highlights

    • strengthen your own practice whilst also having a sustainable impact upon your school’s professional development
    • enhance your own mathematical reasoning and relate this to effective teaching in the classroom
  • The Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics is for qualified teachers who wish to transform their own teaching practice and make an impact upon the mathematics teaching and learning within their own school. During the course we focus on mathematical thinking, reasoning and problem solving in primary mathematics without any assumption of pre-existing mathematical knowledge.

    You will enhance your own mathematical reasoning and relate this to effective teaching in the classroom. We support you to work with colleagues in your school to develop mathematics teaching and learning through a range of professional strategies, such as coaching and mentoring.

    In this way, the programme encourages you to strengthen your own practice whilst also having a sustainable impact upon your school’s professional development. Through this programme you will attain professional recognition as a primary mathematics specialist teacher, giving you the confidence to teach and lead in this subject.

    This course is Masters’ level professional development for primary mathematics teachers. It focuses on new and evolving aspects of maths teaching such as fluency, reasoning and mastery. It therefore reflects prevailing government agendas.

    You will have the opportunity to

    • enhance your mathematical subject and teaching knowledge
    • further understand how your pupils learn mathematics
    • evaluate your own learning to improve your teaching practice
    • build your collaborative and leadership skills through peer coaching
    • learn how to develop your schools’ approach to mathematics teaching and learning

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Teaching through Conferences

    For those joining the 2018-19 cohort, there will be four compulsory Saturday Conferences of face to face sessions as well as twilight sessions for each of the two modules. The Saturday Conferences are held at a Conference Centre, starting at 9am and usually finishing around 6pm with lunch and refreshments included.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Any qualified teacher working within a Primary School setting is eligible to apply. You do not need to be a leading mathematics teacher or a mathematics co-ordinator, but you will require the recommendation and support of your Head Teacher.

    For more information on how to make an application for this course, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of algebra and geometry (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM096
      Core Module Y
    • Subject and Pedagogical Knowledge in the Teaching of number, calculation, measures and data handling (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM097
      Core Module Y
    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £1,125 (Year One 30 Credits) £1,125 (Year Two 30 Credits)

    The fee includes all costs for Network meetings and Saturday Conferences. It does not include school cover and travel costs. Schools are often willing to help with costs and some Local Authorities will also support students.

    If you are intending to complete the full MA maths pathway, you may be eligible to apply for a student loan. For further information regarding possible funding, please visit our fees and funding page.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Part Time: £1,100 (Year One 30 Credits) £1,100 (Year Two 30 Credits)

    The fee includes all costs for Network meetings and Saturday Conferences. It does not include school cover and travel costs. Schools are often willing to help with costs and some Local Authorities will also support students.

    If you are intending to complete the full MA maths pathway, you may be eligible to apply for a student loan. For further information regarding possible funding, please visit our fees and funding page.

    Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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