Institute of Education

The Institute of Education at the University of Derby has a tradition of excellence. We offer a great student experience, always focusing on you as an individual and working hard to prepare you for the challenges of 21st century teaching and learning. Our courses are current, topical, relevant and designed to help you progress in your career.

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Top20for Education courses**Guardian University Guide 2019

At Derby, we offer a great student experience, always focusing on you as an individual and working hard to prepare you for the challenges of 21st century teaching and learning. In a climate of almost constant change, the education agenda is sometimes influenced by rapid shifts in policy and the needs of the contemporary workplace. Our aim is to prepare you to meet these challenges as they are translated to the modern classroom.

We specialise in Initial Teacher Education and EYTS, Childhood Studies, Education Studies and SEND, School Direct and Post 14 and Postgraduate Studies.

We have top class courses - Ofsted rated our Primary Education courses as 'outstanding' in 2015, and in the Newly Qualified Teacher Survey our students rated their training as among the best in the country.

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What our students say

Gemma, BA Early Childhood Studies graduate, talks about the opportunities for placements in local schools & nurseries her course offers & how this has influenced her desire to go on to study a PGCE
Rebecca, BEd (Hons) Education, talks about the outstanding Ofsted reputation of her course, and how it's given her a rich learning experience and fantastic teacher training.