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Teacher Training Pathways  

We're passionate about education and supporting teachers to be the best they can be, making a difference to students now and in the future. Our teacher training programmes combine the expertise of practitioners, academics and teacher educators to support you on your journey. 

We work closely with high-quality partnership schools in the North East of England. Our evidence-based Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses are designed and delivered in collaboration with our partnership colleagues and offer innovative support structures to help you develop as a teacher.   

Joining one of our primary courses? You'll gain hands on experience working as a trainee teacher within schools across the partnership. If you join one of our secondary programmes, you'll work in our Professional Opportunities and Development schools (PODs) located across the region.  

University student
Durham has prepared me in many ways for my future teaching career. These experiences have taught me so much about teaching for different ages and abilities and I now feel fully prepared to deliver engaging lessons that cater to the needs of all my pupils.

Gemma Skelhorn
PGCE graduate, School of Education

Explore our postgraduate opportunities

We offer a range of exciting postgraduate programmes which offer a blend of theory and practice. Our programmes draw upon the expertise within our School of Education to help you develop into a high-quality, innovative and creative education professional.


PGCE programmes

Explore our primary and secondary PGCE programmes.
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PGCE international

Learn about our programme with the International School of Geneva.
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Postgraduate taught

Our Masters programmes offer a number of different pathways.
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Get school experience service

If you want to experience teaching before you apply, the Department of Education offer a chance to try it out with the Get school experience service.