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Become someone's favourite teacher
The best teachers pass on inspiration, not just information. So how do you train to teach something they'll remember for the rest of their lives?
We've developed a variety of training programmes with one thing in common: They're all designed for people who want to become great teachers.
You'll be a teacher that's great in the classroom, thanks to both our on-site facilities, and our partnership of schools who provide expert input, as well as placement opportunities. You'll be a teacher that can engage with different types of learners, thanks to our broad and innovative curriculum. And you'll be the teacher that gives them the support they need, thanks to our focus on areas such as inclusion, professionalism and mental health.
We are one of only 25 universities to have their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of our excellent provision.
Routes into teaching
Great teachers come from many different places. That's why we've developed pathways that help you get the qualifications you need to start your dream career. Together, we'll find the right path for you, so you can focus on being the best teacher you can be.
If your current degree didn't lead to Qualified Teacher Status, you can opt for a range of courses that will prepare you to teach at primary or secondary level.
Our courses are either provider-led (which combines academic study with school placements) or school-led (where you'll learn on the job, with support from teachers and mentors). Our secondary school PGCE training allows you to specialise in a subject such as English, Geography, Mathematics or Physical Education.
Develop your teaching skills on a placement
As a trainee teacher, you'll get hands on experience working in one of our partner schools on placement with a dedicated mentor,
Choose our undergraduate courses, and you'll be on the way to Qualified Teacher Status within three years.
We offer training for Early Years (3-7) or Primary (5-11). Both courses will teach you the diverse skills required to be a capable modern educator, as well as the insights and approaches you need to be an inspiring one.
Becoming a teacher is my greatest achievement to date and definitely worth the hard work. I made great friends on my course and our introductory weekend away in the Lake District really helped cement our friendships. I am currently in my 3rd year of teaching with a mixed aged year 1 and 2 class and I’m also the school's Art and Design and Design Technology lead. The course will fly by, so just enjoy every minute!
Distinctive and creative undergraduate degree programme
Our undergraduate courses are responsive to the changes taking place in society, focusing on the diverse skills required of modern professionals.
There is a range of government funded support available for anyone looking to train as a Secondary School Teacher.
Funding is usually dependent on your degree class, the subject you want to teach and the training programme you want to follow.
There are a range of scholarships and bursaries for specific PGCE subjects including:
To find out if you are eligible visit the Get Into Teaching website (terms and condition apply).
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Our teaching colleagues are experienced teachers and practitioners who are actively engaged in transformative research and projects. Your learning will be informed by the very latest knowledge and outputs, helping you to become a confident and inspirational educator.
Meet the team
Shabnam CadwallenderLecturer / Carnegie School Of Education
Sarah DawsonSenior Lecturer / Carnegie School Of Education
Alex GaitesSenior Lecturer / Carnegie School Of Education