Faculty of Education & Theology Employability Statement
All programmes in the Faculty of Education & Theology at
York St John University support students’ employability.
Career planning and employment
Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within Education &
Theology have a strong vocational focus. Most provide
opportunities to achieve professional accreditation and
development. Almost half our students are completing initial
teacher education programmes. The majority of the rest of our
students are in employment whilst completing their studies in
supporting learning, working with children and young people,
theology and ministry, or master’s and doctoral programmes in
education or theology and religious studies. We are proud of
this professional and practitioner focus across the faculty, and it
informs every programme in the faculty, and all our research.
Staff are committed to working closely with our employer-partners,
and we currently work with over 1300 schools, education settings
other than schools, and religious organisations. The staff of
the faculty have themselves usually worked in careers in these
various professions, prior to working in York St John, and all
ensure that teaching and learning opportunities reflect current
trends in employment and practice settings, to equip our students
to compete for employment regionally and nationally.
Information on professional accreditation and other partner
Information on the partner organisations contributing to the
regulation and/or inspection of the Faculty of Education &
Theology programmes can be found on the websites of the following
professional and regulatory bodies.