Why students still choose University-led routes into teaching

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At the annual conference of the Universities’ Council for Education of Teachers (UCET), held in Leeds recently, Ed Podesta, Associate Professor (Professional Practice) from the School of Education at Leeds Trinity University, and I presented a well-received seminar on our key findings from our research named Why Students Still Choose University Led Routes into Teaching.
We have both been active members of UCET since 2019, when we began contributing to the work streams during the ITT Education Market Review by the Department for Education (DfE).
Here at Leeds Trinity University, we are part of a team with a reputation for providing exceptional initial teacher education (ITE). In recent years, we have become a leading regional provider of high-quality professional learning and development for qualified teachers at all stages of their careers. At the heart of everything we do, as teachers and educators, is a commitment to social justice, and the impact of our work can be seen in classrooms, senior leadership teams and Multi-Academy Trusts regionally and nationally.


  • teachers
  • university
  • quality training


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