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The Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher Postgraduate Certificate (MaST)

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This is a programme written for qualified primary teachers who are enthusiastic and passionate  about mathematics and are committed to developing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to become a primary mathematics specialist teacher. 

You may be a mathematics leader and want to develop expertise in others. Alternatively, you may have an interest in mathematics and wish to prepare yourself for a future position as a mathematics leader. The role of primary mathematics specialist teacher was first recommended by the review of primary mathematics by Peter Williams in 2008 who said that every school should have access to a specialist mathematics teacher. 

The programme  aims to provide you with mathematical subject knowledge, teaching knowledge for mathematics and the skills required to lead mathematics in your school. During the programme you will undertake three modules, usually over a year. You will be expected to attend around six evening seminars and tutorials during term time and complete an assignment for each module. Successful completion of the modules will result in a total of 60 Level 7 credits and the award of the Postgraduate Certificate. You will have the option to exit with this award or continue to complete the full MA.  

The programme runs annually when numbers allow.

Qualifications Offered:

Postgraduate Certificate, 60 Level 7 masters credits on successful completion of the programme.

Head of Mathematics / Mathematics Coordinators, Teacher



Once Only


25 September 2018 to 25 June 2019



Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road

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