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Postgraduate study

Education, Early Childhood & Youth

We are proud to have developed an excellent reputation for pre-service, in-service and personal and professional development education. We work closely with employers and national lead bodies to ensure your postgraduate studies are relevant, current and challenging, equipping you to progress in your chosen career with confidence.

Education, Early Childhood & Youth

The facilities available to Education, Early Childhood and Youth students at Teesside University are ideal preparation for a career in education. Students have access to many of the kind of resources that you would expect to find in an educational setting.

More about Education, Early Childhood & Youth

Our education courses offer a comprehensive professional development portfolio that supports your professional progressions, either into or within your chosen career path. This includes training teachers who want to teach in the education and training sector, providing opportunities for you to explore a variety of areas of education and supporting you to research areas in line with your current or future practice. Our courses are designed to enable you to combine your studies with your personal and working life.

Quality teaching

We are committed to providing you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to become part of a graduate workforce. Well-qualified and highly experienced staff support your progress. Teesside is an ideal location to study social science in the 21st century. The area has been described as a ‘research laboratory’, as it has experienced rapid and profound change. Academic staff draw on local case studies to enrich teaching, and maintain excellent networks of contacts with key policymakers and practitioners.


Evidence-based practice is at the heart of the best education for workforce development. Academic research is an important element of teaching and learning at Teesside University. Recent successes in education research among members of the team include studies of Sure Start, for the Children’s Workforce Development Council, and on literacy and mentoring. Team members are involved at a national level in developing government policies for early years and youth work, and initial teacher training requirements. Education staff have published a range of material, including course textbooks, agenda-setting texts, reports and journal papers on young people, youth-related issues, professional development, teaching in the lifelong learning sector and early years.