Teaching Mathematics as a Career

The LMS Teaching Mathematics as a Career (TeMaC) initiative was developed to support university mathematics departments in encouraging their students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) to consider a career teaching mathematics.

The rationale for this initiative is simple: in order to turn the tide on a lack of suitably qualified subject specialists teaching mathematics in schools, we should look to the source of this supply: university mathematics departments.

TeMaC Sub-Committee

The initiative is managed by a sub-committee of the LMS Education Committee, whose main activities include: 

  • Developing a community of practitioners; 
  • Engaging mathematics and related departments in HE; 
  • Identifing and disseminating successful initiatives for recruitment into  teaching; 
  • Supporting colleagues to develop new activities and initiatives; 
  • Gathering opinion from undergraduate students in mathematics departments; 
  • Monitoring recruitment data. 

The full terms of reference for this sub-committee can be accessed here.

Sub-Committee members:

Jane White (Chair; Bath), Kevin Golden (UWE), M. McAlinden (LMS Education Secretary; Nottingham Trent), Chris Saker (Essex), Gordon Laing (IMA; Coventry), Diane Lloyd (AMET and MMSA; Sussex).

Code of Practice

The TeMaC Sub-Committee has developed a Code of Practice that higher education mathematics departments can sign up to in order to demonstrate their commitment to encouraging students to consider teaching mathematics as a career. 

The Code of Practice can be accessed here.