Develop as a highly qualified, creative and confident teacher of literature, English language, drama and media studies, putting theory into practice as you gain specialist knowledge and skills in imaginative ways of teaching your specialist subject; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The University’s Bedford campus is home to one of the largest education providers in the UK. We have well-established links with more than 500 schools across the Eastern Region which means that we are constantly at the forefront of educational developments. The quality of our provision is based on a long and established history of teacher education.
You will acquire knowledge and experience of teaching Literature, English Language, Drama, and Media Studies in creative and imaginative ways. Knowledge of the canon of poetry, plays and novels are necessary to be able to deliver the curriculum.
You should be familiar with classic works as well as a range of modern fiction, non-fiction, multimodal texts and poetry suitable for all ages. Language and literature are rapidly changing to accommodate the post-modern pressures of a broadband age and you are expected to have knowledge of new emerging genres and other virtual areas where young people are creative with reading and writing.
Local and national demand for University of Bedfordshire graduate teachers is high. Annual destinations surveys show that 90% of graduate teachers will have secured full-time teaching posts to begin in the year of graduation, with a further 9% working in part-time teaching positions.
The course is framed by a commitment to help you to develop the characteristics of a University of Bedfordshire graduate teacher. You will be challenged to explore theories of teaching and learning and to examine the implications of such theories for your own development.
On completion of the course you will have the appropriate attitude, knowledge, skills and understanding to meet the needs of the children’s and schools’ workforce agenda and to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings.