Welcome to the Institute of Education

Institute of Education: The Vision 

Our vision is to inspire individuals to engage in education to maximise their full potential and realise aspirations.  Our staff are recognised for their active contribution to the growth of professional capitalcommitment to excellence and enabling opportunities for all to participate and achieve.  We engage in academic research and scholarship to inform teaching and learning. We collaborate and promote innovative approaches for the development of professional practice both within and beyond the education sector.

We want to make a positive difference in transforming people’s lives. 

The Institute of Education offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our work includes nationally recognised courses for future and current professionals including teaching qualifications, CPD and research degrees. We work in partnership with over 450 schools, colleges, private providers and education settings. We also offer a Professional Doctorate and PhD opportunities with dedicated research staff in the Education Observatory including professors, readers and research fellows.     

Our Staff

Our team are at the forefront of research and professional practice with key expertise and contribution to the development of policy, debate and continuing professional development aligned with our Education Observatory including the following areas: 

  •  Early Childhood
  •  Curriculum Development 
  •  Mentoring 
  •  SENDIS 
  •  Leadership and Management in Schools 
  •  Digital Learning 
  •  Lifelong Learning 

Ambition for Teaching Excellence: Be Informed, Inspiring and Influential 

The Institute of Education trains teachers for all phases, all routes and all contexts.  At the heart of our work is a commitment to improving education and opportunities across the region.We are one of the UK's largest and most established providers of Initial Teacher Education.  Our ambition is for all our qualified teachers to be informed, inspiring and influential.  We are highly committed to developing the professional workforce across education and our ambition for teaching excellence is centred on developing professionals as lifelong learners and future leaders who will influence educational change.  We see providing teachers for the region as a key aim of our work and we strive to be the provider of choice for people wanting to teach in the Black Country and the wider West Midlands.  However, we also work closely with a range of partners across other areas of the UK.