New qualification to help teachers gain top marks

The University of Wolverhampton is a member of Teach West Midlands, which is leading the new Masters in Teaching and Learning.

The degree has been specifically designed to support teachers through the first few challenging years of their career as well as maintaining a high standard of teaching within the profession.

The Government-funded, classroom based Masters qualification is open to newly qualified teachers in the North West of England and to teachers working in schools facing challenging circumstances in all other regions of the country.

The University of Wolverhampton is a member of the Teach West Midlands partnership, along with the other seven West Midlands higher education institutions involved in teacher training, schools in the region and 14 local authorities.

The qualification is expected to take three years to complete in most cases and is primarily classroom-based, meaning the course can be tailored to the teachers’ professional and personal needs.

Professor Kit Field, Dean of the School of Education at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The School of Education is thrilled to be working in collaboration with employers and providers across the region. By supporting our own alumni and newcomers in such an informed way we are convinced that young people in schools across the region will enjoy and achieve more than ever before.”

The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) is funding the course so there is no cost involved to the teacher, and schools involved receive funding to cover expenses.

Interested applicants seeking to apply or wanting further information should visit the Teach West Midlands website http://www.twmmtl.co.uk.

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Notes to editors

The School of Education at the University of Wolverhampton is based at the Walsall Campus.

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