About the course
We work together with schools, mentors, subject communities and other education professionals to train outstanding Religious Education teachers.
This route, which is currently only available for the Religious Education subject specialism, means spending more time in academic sessions based at the University compared to the school-centred option. You will still have plenty of opportunity to build your teaching experience with school placements throughout the year.
Your school placements will build your skills and confidence as you progress towards Qualified Teacher Status, while your academic sessions will deepen your understanding both of your subject and your profession. Our Schools Teaching Alliance partners work with us to develop our courses and to give you the best possible experience of teaching and learning.
We are committed to delivering outstanding education and training that is current and relevant. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of both Religious Education and wider educational issues. You will leave us ready to be an outstanding teacher and leader with a strong professional identity.
For full course information, please see the York St John University website:
How school placements work
The programme employs a range of learning and teaching strategies, including enquiry based and active learning approaches. You are encouraged to develop a strong sense of your personal professional identity as subject teachers and are nurtured to develop your own philosophy and values about secondary education. Tutors and school-based mentors are available to guide you. There are also a range of enrichment opportunities within the programme such as trips and events and the opportunity to engage with the wider professional RE community.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.
You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
GCSE in English (or approved equivalent) at grade C/Level 4
GCSE in Mathematics (or approved equivalent) at grade C/Level 4
A first degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent in Religious Education or other related discipline.
You must obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure check and/or any other appropriate background check.
You will need to obtain a satisfactory medical report.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Support and advice
For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.
Get support and advice about teaching
Register with Get into Teaching, the Department for Education’s free support and advice service, for personalised guidance from teaching experts. They can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events. You can also call them free on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service, from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.
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