About the Faculty: Overview
The University of Cambridge Faculty of Education is committed to the highest standards of research and teaching. We are a significant contributor to the improvement of educational policy and practice in partnership with schools, colleges and other educational agencies both in the UK and internationally.
The University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor's Address in 2014 includes the importance of the Faculty of Education's contribution. See paragraph beginning:
"But our responsibility to education starts much earlier than at university. We are fortunate to have an internationally leading group of researchers in the Faculty of Education... "
The Faculty is one of the largest groups of educational researchers and teacher educators in the UK.
Currently, on our one campus, there is an academic staff of 11 professors, 4 emeritus professors, 7 readers and some 40 lecturers/senior lecturers, along with many associated academics and over 50 support staff. There is a student population of approximately 150 Doctoral Students, 380 Masters Students, 420 PGCE Teacher Trainees and 120 Undergraduates. A vibrant Professional Development programme is offered to educators in the region.
The Faculty of Education is committed to conducting research of high quality and practical value. We have a central focus on teaching and learning, informed by principles of inclusivity and social justice, and valuing the contribution of user groups, especially practitioners, in collaborative research partnerships. For additional information, visit our academic groups and Centres for Research and Teaching. The Faculty has excellent facilities to support teaching and research, including a library and information service offering one of the best education collections in the UK.
Examples of of our work can be viewed in podcasts.