A unique opportunity for international students to gain a Master's degree in Teaching and Learning, supported by the award of Qualified Teacher Status.
Why study Teaching and Learning with QTS?
This unique programme offers you the opportunity to train as a teacher in England while studying for your Master's degree.
This Teaching and Learning degree is designed to support the academic and professional development of international students who wish to study in London, develop as teachers and enhance their career prospects in England and in their home country.
The focus on Mathematics or Physics reflects the national shortage of teachers in these areas and offers students the opportunity to contribute to teacher development and policy in schools and institutions internationally.
Are you thinking 'can I teach maths or physics?' You don’t need to have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or physics; you need a good level of English and a good Gao Kao score in mathematics and - if you wish to teach physics - a good science Gao Kao score as well. We will teach you the rest!
Why St Mary's?
Our mission is to encourage, empower and support students to give, learn and belong to the St Mary's learning community. Our students are motivated to fulfil their potential, think critically and become global citizens through excellent, research-enriched teaching in a strong community of mutual respect, generosity of spirit and inclusiveness.
Building on our long tradition of excellent practice in teacher education, St Mary's provides a unique opportunity for international students through this professional Master’s degree. We are renowned for our caring student-centred approach: in 2016 we are ranked first in London for Student Satisfaction. We are ranked 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for Initial Teacher Training in both Primary and Secondary sectors.
The programme offers two distinctive pathways: Mathematics and Physics with opportunities to develop skills in teaching Mandarin.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, micro teaching, online learning, guided and independent learning. School placements develop your applied skills in either mathematics or physics working in secondary school age phases. In addition, enhancement placements in a range of settings including a focus on Mandarin for Chinese students.
For other international or home students, these placements include a focus on special educational needs and disability, leadership development or a second subject.
Terms dates for 2018 – 2019
- Induction for year 1 begins: 3rd September 2018
- Teaching begins: Monday 10th September 2018 (year 2 return)
- Finish for Christmas break: Friday 14th December 2017
- Teaching resumes: Wednesday 9th January 2019
- Finish for Easter break: Friday 5th April 2019
- Teaching resumes: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
- Teaching ends: Friday 21st June 2019
Assessment approaches include portfolios, essays, schemes of work and lesson planning.
Formative and online assessment focuses on your subject knowledge development and application.
Second year assessments also include research design and implementation and an in-depth academic paper with presentation. School placements are assessed adjacent to the Teachers' Standards through a portfolio of evidence.
- Master's programme with Qualified Teacher Status
- School experience and supported development of teaching skills and application
- Subject knowledge development for the English curriculum - applying your knowledge to the learning experiences of young people
- Opportunities to introduce and develop Mandarin for schools