Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme

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

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

The Postgraduate Secondary Mathematics Specialist Teacher programme is designed to enable teachers to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to become effective teachers and leaders of secondary level mathematics. The course focuses on enhancing your subject and pedagogical knowledge, as well as promoting, leading and researching positive change in mathematics practice within your own schools at Key Stages 2 to 4. This course is most successful as CPD because the school or college also benefits from the dissemination of effective practice in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Course

Highlights

  • Enhance your own mathematical understanding by focusing on developing thinking, reasoning and problem solving.
  • Develop your role by promoting and leading a project to improve an aspect of mathematics within your school, researching the impact on teaching and learning.
  • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics within your school by developing effective practice with colleagues.

Additional

Information

Further study

Successful completion of this programme will lead to the award of 60 Master’s level credits. These can then be used towards a full Master’s in Education by studying further modules and a final dissertation.

Course Details

The Postgraduate Secondary Mathematics Specialist Teacher programme has two modules that develop mathematical understanding alongside leadership and research skills. Both modules are compulsory and will enable you to analyse and reflect upon approaches to teaching and learning mathematics at secondary level. The first module focuses on enhancing your knowledge and understanding of mathematics and related pedagogy. The second module develops your leadership and research skills within your own educational settings.

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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

All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the minimum English language requirements for study at postgraduate level. This is IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Entry Requirements

We would require you to have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as well as the following:

  • You must be a qualified teacher with QTS or QTLS
  • You must have completed your NQT year
  • Have a recommendation from the Headteacher of the school you will be working with. This form can be downloaded from the link below.

Additional information regarding application

To complete your application you will need to upload :

  1. A completed Head Teacher and Additional Information form, which includes a personal statement
  2. Copy of QTS certificate
  3. Copy of Degree Certificate
  4. Any Change of Name Document (eg Marriage certificate) if your qualifications are in a different name to your current surname
  5. Photo ID (eg passport, driving licence)
  6. Proof of funding (eg either a pdf on letterheaded paper from your sponsor or a purchase order). If you are self-funded, payment options are available.

For additional information, contact the programme leader Amanda O’Shea at Amanda.OShea@Northampton.ac.uk

Course Content

  • Developing Secondary Mathematics (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM138
    Core Module Y
  • Leading Learning in Secondary Mathematics (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM139
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

By continuing with your professional development through this programme, you will be able to lead change in mathematics teaching and learning within your school or college. This course will enable you to:

  • Attend workshops and network with a range of teachers across all key stages within mathematics
  • Engage in personalised CPD in mathematics that will benefit you and your school or college
  • Undertake CPD that links theory and research to your own and colleagues’ classroom practices
  • Reflect on shared enquiry with colleagues and develop your own confidence to lead on research-informed practice in mathematics
  • Engage in opportunities to join existing practitioner communities extending and sharing good practice
  • Have continual online and face-to-face support from course tutors
  • Gain recognition as a specialist teacher in mathematics
  • Use the 60 credits gained from successful completion of this programme towards a full Master’s in Education by studying the further modules available.
Reading List
  • Johnson, T. & Neill, H. (2013) Mathematics: A Complete Introduction. London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
  • Southall, E. (2017) Yes, But Why? London: Sage
  • Mason, J., Burton, L. & Stacey, K (2010) Thinking Mathematically. 2nd Edn. Harlow: Pearson
  • Lee, C. (2006) Language for Learning Mathematics: Assessment for learning in practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press
  • Littleton, C. & Mercer, N. (2013) Interthinking: Putting talk to work. London: Routledge

Fees & Funding


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Updated 05/12/2018

  • The Postgraduate Secondary Mathematics Specialist Teacher programme is designed to enable teachers to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to become effective teachers and leaders of secondary level mathematics. The course focuses on enhancing your subject and pedagogical knowledge, as well as promoting, leading and researching positive change in mathematics practice within your own schools at Key Stages 2 to 4. This course is most successful as CPD because the school or college also benefits from the dissemination of effective practice in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Enhance your own mathematical understanding by focusing on developing thinking, reasoning and problem solving.
    • Develop your role by promoting and leading a project to improve an aspect of mathematics within your school, researching the impact on teaching and learning.
    • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics within your school by developing effective practice with colleagues.
  • The Postgraduate Secondary Mathematics Specialist Teacher programme has two modules that develop mathematical understanding alongside leadership and research skills. Both modules are compulsory and will enable you to analyse and reflect upon approaches to teaching and learning mathematics at secondary level. The first module focuses on enhancing your knowledge and understanding of mathematics and related pedagogy. The second module develops your leadership and research skills within your own educational settings.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Further study

    Successful completion of this programme will lead to the award of 60 Master’s level credits. These can then be used towards a full Master’s in Education by studying further modules and a final dissertation.

  • We would require you to have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as well as the following:

    • You must be a qualified teacher with QTS or QTLS
    • You must have completed your NQT year
    • Have a recommendation from the Headteacher of the school you will be working with. This form can be downloaded from the link below.

    Additional information regarding application

    To complete your application you will need to upload :

    1. A completed Head Teacher and Additional Information form, which includes a personal statement
    2. Copy of QTS certificate
    3. Copy of Degree Certificate
    4. Any Change of Name Document (eg Marriage certificate) if your qualifications are in a different name to your current surname
    5. Photo ID (eg passport, driving licence)
    6. Proof of funding (eg either a pdf on letterheaded paper from your sponsor or a purchase order). If you are self-funded, payment options are available.

    For additional information, contact the programme leader Amanda O’Shea at Amanda.OShea@Northampton.ac.uk

    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

    • Developing Secondary Mathematics (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM138
      Core Module Y
    • Leading Learning in Secondary Mathematics (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM139
      Core Module Y
      • Johnson, T. & Neill, H. (2013) Mathematics: A Complete Introduction. London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
      • Southall, E. (2017) Yes, But Why? London: Sage
      • Mason, J., Burton, L. & Stacey, K (2010) Thinking Mathematically. 2nd Edn. Harlow: Pearson
      • Lee, C. (2006) Language for Learning Mathematics: Assessment for learning in practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press
      • Littleton, C. & Mercer, N. (2013) Interthinking: Putting talk to work. London: Routledge

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour