You need to have a degree to become a teacher. The tables and pie charts below show what degree subjects newly qualified teachers of maths, science and information and communication technology (ICT) studied.

Maths teachers' degrees

Degree type Percentage of newly qualified maths teachers
Maths 51
Art degrees 13
Engineering 12
Business 10
Science degrees 5
Physics 4
ICT 3
Biology 2
Chemistry 1

Top specific degree subjects for current maths teachers are:

  • Mathematics
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Other engineering
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Electronic and electrical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Accounting

Maths teachers' degrees pie chart

Science teachers' degrees

Degree type  Percentage of newly qualified science teachers
Biology 49 
Chemistry 16 
Science degrees 12 
Physics 10 
Art degrees 8
Engineering
ICT 1
Maths 1
Business 1

Top specific degree subjects for current science teachers are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biological sciences
  • Physics
  • Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry
  • Education
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • Sports science
  • Physical sciences

Science teachers' degrees pie chart

ICT degrees

Degree type Percentage of newly qualified ICT teachers
ICT 46
Art degrees 22
Business 17
Science degrees 5
Maths 3
Engineering 1
Biology 1
Physics 1
Chemistry 1

Top specific degree subjects for current ICT teachers are:

  • Computer science
  • Information systems
  • Business studies
  • Education
  • Business and administrative studies
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Media studies
  • Management studies
  • Electronic and electrical engineering

ICT teachers' degrees pie chart