The Faculty of Education is made up of four academic departments, inspiring and developing the knowledge of the Education professionals of the future.
Department teaching staff have specialist experience in their respective academic and professional fields. However, we also recognise the importance of close collaboration between departments to ensure that students benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach. Each department shares our core values of learner aspiration, attainment and equality and commitment to success, whilst having its own identity in terms of student experience.
Primary Teacher Education
This department specialises in training for primary school teaching, including early years. Our BA and PGCE courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a choice of location – Manchester or Cheshire. PGCE students can also choose between a University-led or School Direct route and there is an Assessment-Only route for those with significant previous teaching experience who need QTS.
There is also a PGCE Early Years at Cheshire only and a postgraduate Early Years Initial Teacher Training Graduate Employment route for those already working in an early years setting.
Secondary Teacher Education
For those wishing to teach in secondary schools or colleges, this department offers expertise in over 20 specialisms. These include the national priority subjects: Mathematics; Science; Physics with Mathematics; Modern Foreign Languages; Design & Technology; Computing with ICT.
New QTS based specialist degree routes in Mathematics and Physics are currently being developed for 2016 entry.
Childhood, Youth and Education Studies
This department offers an exciting choice of degrees in Early Years and Childhood Studies; Youth and Community Work; Education Studies and Inclusive Education and Disability Studies for those wanting to work with children and young people in a wide range of settings or in other education contexts.
Exciting new degrees in Religion, Education and Community; Education, Global and Citizenship Studies and Education, Theatre and Performance will be available at Manchester for 2016. At Cheshire we have a new Childhood and Family Studies degree.
Professional Development and Educational Innovation
This department unites the Faculty’s Professional Development awards and short courses, alongside our pioneering work in diverse spheres of Education. These sit within four centres of expertise: STEM Education; Childhood, Youth and Community; Inclusive Education and Disability Studies and Educational Leadership and Management. There are close links to the University’s world-leading Education and Social Research Institute.