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How to become a maths teacher

Love numbers and problem solving and looking for a career where you can inspire others on a daily basis? Teaching could be for you!

At the University of Brighton we two options to help you qualify as a mathematics teacher:

  1. Complete a one-year PGCE

  2. Complete a three-year undergraduate primary teaching degree specialising in maths


Why teach?

  • male teacher in primary classroom teaching mathsYou’ll get to inspire on a daily basis and no two days of teaching are the same.
  • A starting salary of at least £28,000 – higher for teachers working in London.
  • More days holiday than people in many other professions – in school, full-time teachers work 195 days per year.
  • You’ll get extra support during your first two years as a teacher, so you develop your knowledge and teaching skills.
  • The teachers’ pension scheme is one of the most generous in the country.


Why train to teach at Brighton?

  • Ofsted Outstanding logoWe’re an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ provider and have been educating teachers and leaders for over 100 years.
  • We’re 8th in the UK for education courses in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
  • Our specialist classrooms replicate those used in schools and our Curriculum Centre houses more than 30,000 specialist resources.
  • Our trainee teachers benefit from excellent employment rates after graduation that are consistently above the sector average.
  • You will benefit from our partnerships with over 600 schools and colleges where you’ll gain school-based training in a wide range of settings – large, small, rural and urban.
  1. Complete a one-year PGCE

Our (Secondary) Mathematics PGCE is designed for those who already have an undergraduate degree. It leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status for the 11–16 age range and offers enrichment opportunities to teach age 16–18.

We offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses if your degree isn’t maths-related, or you have relevant professional experience but need to learn how to apply that to teaching.

You could be eligible for a £29,000 scholarship or £27,000 bursary if you start this course in 2023.

We offer PGCEs in a range of other subjects too.

  1. Complete a three-year undergraduate primary teaching degree specialising in maths

Our Primary Mathematics Education BA(Hons) with QTS provides all the knowledge and skills to become a qualified teacher of the 5-11 age range but with a greater depth of mathematics subject knowledge.

In addition to gaining understanding across all subjects withing the primary curriculum you’ll explore a range of additional mathematical topics, gaining a thorough understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of the subject, using various technologies.

Learn more about undergraduate options into training to teach at Brighton.

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Kerry Burnett • June 6, 2023


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