You should have at least a 2:2 honours degree relevant to secondary education in or related to the subject area you are applying for. You must also have evidence of recent experience in a UK secondary school prior to making your application. Other experiences of working with children may be taken into consideration.
Months of entry
Learn to teach this inspiring and thought-provoking subject at secondary school level. We will develop your teaching skills so that you can translate your passion for art and design and create stimulating lessons informed by different artistic theories and practices.
We will develop you as a creative and confident art teacher who can make art and design accessible to all pupils, whatever their ability.
We will develop your understanding of different teaching methods, enabling you to instruct your class in a range of practical artistic techniques. Taking part in a series of practical workshops and seminars in key specialisms such as drawing, printing and mixed media will form a key element of your training.
We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.
Some of your training will be delivered at Broadcasting Place in our highly equipped art and design studios, providing you with a creative and contemporary learning environment where you can hone your skills.
You will benefit from a supportive learning community and will complete your training alongside nationally and internationally recognised artists and practitioners. You will also have the opportunity to build-up a network of contacts made up of fellow students, our research staff and your course tutors, giving you access to advice, support and tips that will really develop your understanding of the subject and improve your teaching ability.
You can choose from two different training models.
University-led - You will develop your theoretical knowledge at our Headingley Campus and Broadcasting Place at our City Campus, which offer superb learning environments, modern facilities and excellent resources. Your learning will be informed by the very latest research and the expertise of our supportive teaching staff. We will organise your extensive school placements so you can apply your knowledge in a classroom setting and your placements will be timetabled to fit with your taught seminars on campus.
School Direct - For the vast majority of your course, you will be based in your provider school or schools, learning on the job while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You will attend our Headingley Campus one day a week (usually a Friday) for key module seminars.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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