Working together with teachers, for teachers, as teachers to inspire the future minds of Wales
Welcome to the Department of Initial Teacher Education (DITE) within the Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy. Cardiff Metropolitan University, with over 60 years' experience in initial teacher education, has an enviable reputation for preparing student teachers to be highly-skilled, confident, critically reflective and innovative practitioners with excellent employment prospects.
The Department forms part of the Cardiff Partnership for Initial Teacher Education, which is a collaboration with University of Oxford, Cardiff University, Central South Consortium (CSC), Education Achievement Service (EAS), City of Cardiff Council and Lead Partnership Schools and Alliances. Together, the Cardiff Partnership collaborates to ensure that our student teachers not only achieve but seek to surpass the professional standards for QTS through high-quality professional education that is rigorously practical and intellectually challenging.
We are proud to be the only provider in South East Wales to be accredited by the Education Workforce Council for 2019 entry and can offer a range of programmes for aspiring teachers.