Durham University's School of Education offers its trainee teachers a challenging and rewarding education through its ethos of research-led teaching. We believe we produce trainees who become teachers who have learned how to learn, and who can reflect on experience and adapt. We not only involve our trainees in looking critically at research, we also use the best research to inform our own practice.
We are pleased to announce that our Ofsted inspection in February 2011 has resulted in an 'Outstanding' grading for all aspects of our ITT provision. This is an exceptional result and reflects the excellence of the quality of our partnership, training and teaching.
We offer three courses conferring Qualified Teacher Status (QTS):
BA in Primary Education
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Primary
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary
Whether you are looking for an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification to gain Qualified Teacher Status, our courses will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and abilities through training in our local partnership schools where you will receive high quality support from both staff within schools and by our academic tutors from the department to work with you to become an effective teacher within a classroom environment.
Alongside your classroom training, you will undertake a stimulating academic programme of study that will have a strong focus on developing your understanding of learning and enrich your knowledge of either your subject(s) at secondary level or the broader curriculum at primary.
We are committed to education, instilling in our students the ability to learn and think, together with an emphasis on leadership, respect for others and social and environmental responsibility. We are preparing our graduates for the rest of their professional life as a teacher.
Our teacher training programmes
MA Education following PGCE
All students undertaking a PGCE at Durham University have the option of obtaining a Masters level degree through our innovative MA Education programme, which combines elements of their PGCE with further Masters level work.
In addition we offer a range of high quality postgraduate provision to suit the professsional development needs of teachers. For details of the higher degrees we offer, see: http://www.dur.ac.uk/education/postgraduate/