In schools

In addition to its extensive research, SEED also demonstrates its commitment to schools and colleges through its teacher training programmes and school talks and visits

Manchester Institute of Education offers a range of courses from Undergraduate to Doctoral studies (some part time and /or distance learning), including PGCE and MA Educational Leadership. We also offer a range of professional doctorates for students interested in school leadership and child counselling and psychology. 

Teacher Training (PGCE Primary and Secondary)

SEED is home to our PGCE Primary and Secondary courses, located within Manchester Institute of Education, and we train around 300 new teachers per year. We work in close partnership with over 250 schools, mainly in the North West, and place social justice and inclusion at the heart of everything we do. Our PGCE courses provide trainees with a combination of school-based and university-based learning, with our trainees spending around two-thirds of their training course within one of our local partner schools to become partners in training and equipping the next generation of teachers.

We're an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ institution - receiving the highest possible rating across all assessed elements of the Ofsted 2018 review. We're also rated as the best university provider of postgraduate teacher training in the North of England (The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017). Our key aim is facilitating the development of trainees as critical, reflective, professional teachers and colleagues through an integrated curriculum.

Whilst we pride ourselves on this high-quality level of teaching, Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) is also committed to addressing key national and international issues faced within the education sector. We ensure our research drives forward evidence-informed educational change, as we work closely with our professional partners to do so.

For more information visit our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) pages

Talks in schools

Many of our academic staff make a commitment to visit schools and colleagues to talk about their work, at all levels, either as part of specific project, or in relation to our undergraduate recruitment.

If you are interested in connecting with a member of our academic staff about a school visit or talk, please contact