The Faculty of Education and Society at Sunderland is a large and diverse grouping of three separate Departments, Culture, Education and Social Sciences. Our programmes range from Teacher Training for schools and for Further Education, Childhood Studies, Criminology, English, Languages and History as well as the training of Social Workers and Youth and Community Workers.
The Faculty has a strong commitment to Research and Scholarly activity and Teaching excellence. Staff are involved in a variety of large and small scale research projects. These include national, regional and international collaborations and range from large externally funded projects to small-scale activities. We focus on specialised work which we tend to organise around centres which have a national and regional identity.
The Quality of our academic programmes is underwritten by excellent OFSTED reports for initial teacher education and by Teaching Quality Assessments for other programmes. The experience of our students is demonstrated in the National Student survey where for History 99% of our students were satisfied with their university experience (National Student Survey 2011).
We welcome international students from more than 100 countries to the University of Sunderland and greatly value the cultural diversity that they bring to our programmes. We want to attract the brightest and the best students to join us in the Faculty of Education and Society for a life-changing student experience.
School Direct is a new initiative from the Government that provides exciting opportunities for you to train as a teacher in a school based training programme.
Whether you've just finished a degree, or been working in a career for many years, you will probably want to combine any further training with actually doing the job. Now with School Direct, you are selected by a school from day one. Your school, which could be one of the best schools in the country, will have a job in mind, just for you, and there is financial support available throughout your training. It's a great new way to gain the qualifications and practical skills you need to become a great teacher.
So, what's stopping you?
On the salaried route you are an employee of the school, and will receive extensive training. You will also need to undertake training in a second school. During your training you will be supported by School Based Trainers and University Trainers.