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School of Education

We are proud to train the highest quality teachers, educators, early childhood and Montessori practitioners and support ongoing CPD through Masters and research degrees. Recognised as 7th in the UK for Education (Guardian League Table 2024), ARU is the only new accredited university provider of teacher training in the UK.

Our courses

Undergraduate courses
CPD and postgraduate courses
Research programmes
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Initial Teacher Training

Newly accredited by the Department for Education from September 2024, Initial Teacher Training at ARU offers the gold start of teacher training with a BEd (Hons) Primary Education with QTS, a Master's level Lead Mentoring training programme and a range of exciting partnership opportunities.

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Our research

Our School is home to two groups that develop and promote research on education, including early childhood, identities and inequalities.

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Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching across ARU was rated 'Gold' in the 2023 Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF).

Find out why we're rated Gold

University of the Year

ARU is shortlisted for the University of the Year accolade at the Times Higher Education 2023 awards.

Find out why we're shortlisted for University of the Year

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