The Initial Teacher Education Courses, recently rated as 'outstanding' by OFSTED, are extremely well regarded at local and national level. They do not only offer teacher training in Primary or Secondary Education but also offer 120 credits at master’s level, making them the first of their kind in the country. All these programmes lead to Qualified teacher Status (QTS) and are offered in partnership with local schools. They combine all the practical advantages of school-based work with the experience and expertise of a team of University staff who specialise in initial teacher training. On satisfactory completion of their teacher training course and a successful induction year in school, student teachers may return to complete a 60-credit dissertation part-time and gain an MEd in Teaching Studies.
We have also recently introduced a new route into teaching. School Direct is available within the School of Education, University of Birmingham through partnerships with both primary and secondary schools. There are two routes currently being offered:
School Direct Training programme
School Direct Training Programme (salaried)
The university’s Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) is available alongside Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for those who train to be a teacher via this route.
Education for Health Professionals is also catered for by the Department of Professional Education through a series of three year-long part-time post-graduate programmes (PG Cert/PG Dip/MEd) for health professionals involved in the education and training of undergraduates and postgraduates.
The University of Birmingham also intends to establish a University school and Sixth Form to be located near to the university. The university has been invited to make the school one of the Government's flagship partners in teacher education and it will become one of the first "University Training Schools" in the country more details...