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KateDirector's Welcome to the Centre for Teacher Education

Our vision and ambition for the Centre for Teacher Education (CTE) derives from a commitment to continue the long history of Teacher Education at the University of Warwick where generations of new teachers gain employment in our partner schools to improve the life chances of the children they teach. Our programmes are underpinned by our core values of social justice, intellectual curiosity and creativity.

At all levels, programmes are connected to the Framework of Ethical Leadership in Education as presented by the work of the Ethical Commission and the Chartered College of Teaching. This ensures that each student’s motivation for choosing to enter the teaching profession is explored to go beyond the functional and into their core values, providing the foundation for our teachers to develop during their newly qualified teacher (NQT) year. We view our Initial Teacher Education programmes as the beginning of your professional development journey.

Our commitment is to ensure we support and develop you as a newly-qualified teacher and engage you as part of our alumni community. CTE’s Master's in Professional Education is aimed at practising teachers and school leaders and is designed to ensure the content aligns with an individual’s educational research interest. You will focus your research on an area of your own choice to ensure your studies and learning has real value and impact within your school context.

We pride ourselves on making a difference to our students. We place high-quality teaching and student support at the heart of what we do and recognise that our success is built on the strength of our partnership with our students and schools. Teaching is our top priority and our commitment to our students is paramount.

Our professional services staff play a vital role in supporting students. Our team are friendly, committed and enthusiastic and our warm and welcoming culture ensures that we work with you as an individual as you develop, and are encouraged to fulfil your potential.

If there is anything we can support you with when making choices to embark on any of our courses, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by email: cte dot admissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

I look forward to welcoming you to the Centre for Teacher Education.

Best wishes,


Professor Kate Ireland

Director of the Centre for Teacher Education, University of Warwick