Teacher Training Undergraduate Courses

You’re on the threshold of making one of the most important decisions of your life - to teach!

Train to teach at Derby and you’re on your way to a worthwhile, rewarding and enjoyable career in Teaching, one where you can truly make a difference. With a rich heritage of teacher training dating back 165 years, we’re a major provider of newly qualified teachers in the East Midlands.

We have a strong reputation for nurturing successful, confident and forward-thinking teachers. Our teaching courses are highly regarded, with Ofsted awarding us an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Primary and Further Education and Skills provision.

Teacher Training - your questions answered

In the below video, Programme Leader, Jo Byrd, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Teacher Training at the University of Derby. You can also watch exclusive subject content by signing up to Derby on Demand.

Jo Byrd, Programme Leader for Teacher Training

View Teacher Training - your questions answered! video transcript

'I loved the friendliness of the university and really enjoyed I felt welcomed and accepted.  The quality of the environment and resources are amazing too. The lecturers motivate me to aim high and push myself to achieve the best grade.' -  William Payne, Education with Qualified Teacher Status Integrated Masters (MEdu).

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William Payne, Education with Qualified Teacher Status Integrated Masters (MEdu)

Career opportunities

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to teach your chosen age group.

  • early years teacher
  • primary teacher
  • secondary teacher
  • FE and skills teacher

You may wish to continue your teacher training studies by undertaking our MA Education, which will help you to explore the wider impact of education and increase your confidence as an education professional.

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Outdoor Learning Space

Learn how to apply education in an outdoor setting, using nature to improve the personal, social and technical skills of children.

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"An 'Outstanding' reputation"

“I was attracted to the Teacher Training courses because of its outstanding reputation, including through Ofsted. Everybody has always said how fantastic the University of Derby is for teacher training. I knew I would get the richest learning experience here.”

Routes into Teaching at the University of Derby

Placements

Practical teaching experience lies at the heart of all of our teacher training courses. High-quality placements in different educational settings will build your skills in the classroom and you’ll benefit from the support of expert mentors throughout. We have partnerships with over 400 schools, so we’ll arrange your placements for you.

A student video about teacher training placements.
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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Fast Track to Clearing

If you're still looking for a place at uni, have had a change of heart about your course, or your gap year plans are on hold, don’t worry. Register with us today and fast forward to your future. Make it Real at Derby.

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We want you to realise your vision for your future. The University of Derby is a place where you can take your passion and talent and use them to create a better world.

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