18/08/2020

Top Reasons to Become a Maths Teacher

Teaching maths at secondary level can be a hugely rewarding experience. Maths is a universal language and can help better problem-solving in everyday life.

Being a maths teacher is much more than just teaching Pythagoras. It’s about equipping the next generation with logic, reasoning and cognitive skills for the workplace. Here are some of the top reasons to become a maths teacher in the UK.

1. There’s a maths teacher shortage

The UK maths teacher shortage means that there are plenty of opportunities when you graduate. If you’re passionate about mathematics and want to make a difference to young lives, teaching is a fulfilling and meaningful profession. Just think of the job satisfaction that comes with being a mentor for the next generation.

2. Your job will be challenging yet rewarding

Finding a way to engage secondary school pupils in maths isn’t an easy task. Not only will you need to simplify complex arithmetic principles, but you will also need to make your lesson plan exciting and relevant. As pupils progress and improve, you’ll get to enjoy a great sense of achievement.  

3. You’ll get the opportunity to promote mathematics

Maths is often the least popular subject for school students. By working as a maths teacher, you could be the one to change your student’s minds. Our PGCE Mathematics with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) course not only gives you the skills to empower the next generation, but you’ll be trained on how to work with children of different needs and abilities.

4. You’ll be a part of the character-building process

Maths is important because it teaches pupils to think analytically and look for solutions to problems. Not only will you be teaching them maths, but you’ll be helping them with character building too. Logic and critical thinking are important traits to have and can make them employable in later life.

5. There’s room for progression

The shortage for maths teachers means that there are many opportunities for growth. You could shape the curriculum and further your career into leadership. This will increase your earning potential and give you a chance to make a real difference.

If you want to find out more about how to become a maths teacher, visit the PGCE M (Secondary) Mathematics with QTS course page. At Bolton University, we will help you develop research-informed approaches to teaching and help you understand modern pedagogy strategies for inspiring young minds.   

As the No.1 university in the North West for student satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019) and the top 5 in the UK for teaching quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021 and 2020), there’s no better place to study for your PGCE.

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