21/08/2020

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

Is Maths Teacher Training Difficult?

Like many subjects, teaching maths can be challenging, but it's also a fulfilling career choice with excellent job satisfaction. If you're worried about the training process, it's important to choose the right place to study. At the University of Bolton, we provide a supportive and friendly environment, ensuring students reach their potential and enjoy personal and career development.

We are also offering a 2020 master's bursary with up to £3,000 to support your Postgraduate studies, so there's no better time to apply.

Maths teacher training: key challenges

Some of the main challenges of being a maths teacher today include issues surrounding inclusivity and gender parity. Teaching pupils with different abilities can make lesson-planning complex, but our PGCE 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy) course at master's level gives you the tools you need to teach at all levels.

Not only will our programme touch on the importance of inclusive teaching and help you engage with students, but a combination of traditional study and work-based learning will prepare you for facing these challenges in a hands-on way.

Placements can help you prepare for the workplace

Being able to engage and be relatable is key when you are training to be a maths teacher. This isn't always an easy task when there are preconceptions about maths being "hard" or "boring" amongst young people. It's vital that you get a chance to develop your soft skills and this can only happen through work-based learning programmes, like our PGCE course.

Through carefully selected placements, maths teacher training with Bolton University will ensure you get the chance to put theory into practice.

Hands-on training in schools will help you establish ways to overcome any challenges, and will help you develop creative ways to problem solve in the classroom.

How to get the best teacher training

Choosing the right Postgraduate course and university is important if you want to get the best training. At the University of Bolton, we have small class sizes and one-to-one mentorship to ensure that you get the most out of your personal and professional development.

Our course leaders know their students by name, and not by their student number. They make it a priority to get to know you and your career goals, helping you move into your dream career upon graduation.

To find out more, go to our PGCE M 14+ Mathematics (Numeracy) course page.

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