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Our Initial Teacher Education programmes were rated as 'Outstanding’ for all aspects of our provision in 2011 and again in April 2013. Full information can be found on: Ofsted inspection.
We offer several routes into teaching, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including programmes that lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and programmes that prepare trainees to work in international school contexts.
If you are from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and are thinking of becoming a teacher, MERIT can offer you support.
At the School of Education we are constantly looking at ways to improve our processes. Please can you take a quick moment to complete our Teaching Training Survey by following this link https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/itt-survey.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) is being offered, through a collaborative partnership with international schools in other parts of the world, for example The International School of Geneva and Wellington College.
The programme is suitable for those looking to train to teach Primary or Secondary pupils in an international school context.
Please note, this course is taught in the host country (Geneva/Switzerland) and does not carry Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). However, the full time route in Geneva has the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (IBCTL) attached to it.
We always welcome expressions of interest from colleagues leading other international school partnerships.
Our outstanding school partnerships forms an essential component of our Initial Teacher Education provision and we welcome new schools to join us.
Please click on the link above for a list of Department for Education financial incentives and initiatives related to Teacher Training.
Initial Teacher Education
PCGE Primary Programme
Professor Lynn Newton explains the breadth and depth of the subject knowledge as commended by Ofsted.
History of our Initial Teacher Education
Professor Lynn Newton explains our long history of training teachers and highlighting the outstanding programme as determined by Ofsted.
Research Informed Practice
Professor Lynn Newton explains how our research leads to informed practice that is translated into the classroom.
PGCE Secondary Enhancement Experience
Professor Lynn Newton explains the school enhancement experience both here and abroad to our PGCE secondary students.
The Durham Difference
Professor Lynn Newton explains the Durham Difference and how trainees become reflective practitioners
PGCE Programme and Core Areas Of The Curriculum
Professor Lynn Newton talks about the PGCE programme and the core areas of the curriculum
Teacher Training Provision
Professor Lynn Newton talks about teacher training provision, and the theory and practice in our partnership schools.
Introduction to School Direct
Professor Lynn Newton explains the school direct programmes and compares them to the traditional PGCE route.