Choosing teaching as a career gives you the opportunity to really make a difference in the world.
Be empowered to provide young people with the tools to reach their potential while you nurture their well-being.
It is an especially exciting time to be a teacher. Generation Z will possibly enter careers that don’t even exist yet and so it is vital that ‘wider skills’ are taught to prepare them for tomorrow’s world. Critical thinking and problem-solving, planning and organising, creativity and innovation, and personal effectiveness and reflection are some of the skills they will need to succeed.
Today’s teachers aim to develop the whole student, creating ambitious and capable learners, enterprising creative contributors, ethical, informed citizens, and healthy, confident individuals who contribute directly to enriching the quality of their lives and the world around them.
There are several routes into teaching. You could choose our three-year undergraduate BA (Hons) Primary with QTS or a one-year Post-graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary or a specialist Secondary subject.
If you want a career in Education, are unsure whether you want to be a teacher but want to leave that option open, then you could also investigate the three-year BA (Hons) Education Studies route.
Find Out More: Read the Donaldson Report here.
Five Reasons to Train to Teach at UWTSD:
- 1st in Wales for Student Satisfaction in Initial Teacher Training – NSS 2017.
- UWTSD ranked in the top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction in Academic Studies in Education.
- We have an excellent 100% employment rate for our PGCE students (DLHE, 2015/16).
- We are responsible for piloting innovative, new programmes of school-based study and school-based development and practice.
- The PGCE programmes include 40-60* Level 7 credits which can count towards your MA Education.