This course is designed to train you to become an inspirational, reflective and professional teacher of secondary art and design who can motivate learners aged 11-16 to achieve highly and realise their full potential.
Your learning will be personalised across professional skills, subject knowledge and pedagogy, research and theory. You develop further by completing a small-scale research project within your subject area and by undertaking intensive teaching practices within school settings, allowing you to put your knowledge and understanding of education into practice. On placement you will practise teaching strategies, learn how to manage a classroom environment, and develop evidence-based approaches from skilled professionals who share your passion for your subject area.
At the beginning of the course, you focus on developing your knowledge of learning and explore a range of evidence-based teaching and assessment theories and strategies, in addition to your subject knowledge and subject specific pedagogy. Throughout the course, you embed and refine your knowledge and skills, enhancing your own practice and subject expertise during school-based placements as well as developing your ability to reflect on your practice through action research.
During the course you complete two professional placements and will gradually build up the number of hours you teach whilst observing and working alongside colleagues. You experience the life of a teacher by fully immersing yourself in the school environment.
You benefit from the support of a curriculum mentor and professional mentor on your placements who will model practice, give you feedback and work with you to set targets. Mentors are highly trained and effective educational practitioners and will provide you with information, advice, and guidance throughout the course.
We are partnered with a diverse range of schools and settings across the Tees Valley giving you contrasting experiences where possible.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in art and design or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
IELTS entry requirements for international students is level 6.5
complete a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check (and international equivalents for overseas students or those who have resided overseas), prohibition order checks and child disqualification checks
complete a Declaration of Suitability for Teacher Training document and health and physical capacity to teach checks
submit two satisfactory references
successfully complete a formal interview and selection process
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £4,500.
We are not accepting applications from international students requiring a Student Visa for our part-time courses; however this course is also available full-time, code Q560.
Part-time course fee (£750 for each 20 credits): £4,500 per year.
About the training provider
Teesside University’s Initial Teacher Training (TUITT) partnership aims to recruit enthusiastic, committed trainees whose inherent curiosity and creativity as life-long learners enables them to become strong, reflective teachers who strive to continually improve their practice.
At Teesside, you can train to teach within secondary schools (compulsory education for ages 11 – 16). We offer a range of subject areas which are available to study full-time or part-time.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
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Support and advice
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