Train to become a secondary school mathematics teacher, and take advantage of the current shortage of qualified professionals in this role to get your career started as soon as you graduate. You study degree-level mathematics and gain experience teaching in secondary schools to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). 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. 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.