Maths is a key curriculum subject that all young people deserve to be taught to the highest standards. If you have a 2:2 or above and train as a maths teacher, bursaries of up to £20,000 are available for courses starting in 2013. The amount of bursary you will be eligible for depends on your degree class.
As an alternative option to the standard bursaries, the Institute of Mathematics and its Application (IMA), in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), has 150 teacher training scholarships worth £20,000 available to eligible mathematics trainees with a 2:1 or 1st who start their teacher training in the 2013/14 academic year.
The scholarship will be instead of the standard bursary, but trainees who are not awarded the scholarship will continue to be eligible for the standard bursaries.
To be a mathematics scholar you will need to have exceptional subject knowledge, enthusiasm for the study of mathematics, and outstanding potential to teach. Successful scholars will be offered additional support from the IMA, LMS, and RSS to enable them to make a significant contribution to the development of mathematics teaching in the schools where they train and work. The package will include membership offers, access to teaching resources and academic journals, and early career support. Visit the IMA website for further information.
For further information, please visit our bursary information page
You will also benefit from a competitive starting salary, excellent training, and great chances for career progression once you have qualified – with the job security of knowing that good maths teachers are always essential.
There is a shortage of maths teachers in England, and extra incentives are in place to encourage talented, knowledgeable people to apply for a career in teaching maths. With the financial aid to help you along the way, there's never been a better time to train as a maths teacher, whether you're a fresh graduate or looking to change your career for a more engaging challenge. Through coursework and classroom-based training, you can hone your skills to make a lasting impact, in a job that will ultimately help young people build better futures.
If you are interested in the rewards and challenges of teaching maths, you can find out more by signing up for information and advice today.
Our new enhanced service, Premier Plus, is available to those who wish to start training for a shortage subject such as maths, in the academic year 2012/13. You’ll be eligible for exclusive benefits including personalised advice from a named adviser.
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