As a qualified mathematics teacher you will be in a position to take advantage of a current shortage of trained professionals in this subject area. You benefit from the course’s strong partnerships with secondary schools in the area. Many of our graduates find employment in their placement schools. Throughout the course, we focus on helping you to develop • your understanding of mathematics, starting from your own level • your professional development as a teacher • your personal skills and qualities. Your time is balanced between developing your understanding of mathematics and thinking about education and school-based experience. This combination teaches you to think critically about both the subjects you study and about how people learn. You complete research and reflection to support your studies and personal development. **School placements** You spend a minimum of 120 days (24 weeks) in school over the three years of the course. In the first year, you are in school for one day each week for much of the year. In year two, there is a seven-week teaching practice, and in your final year, you have a longer teaching practice, lasting for much of your second semester. **Teaching and support** You are taught alongside other education students by mathematics education tutors and other specialists with a deep interest and commitment to teaching and learning. Much of your learning takes place in small groups of around 20-30 students. This develops an atmosphere that encourages interaction with the tutor and your fellow students through discussions and collaborative activities. This course offers an alternative and faster path into teaching compared with the usual degree-PGCE route. It is particularly suited for those who want to study mathematics teaching in more depth. A government bursary (currently £9000) may be available for students on this course, currently paid in the final year.