The Cass School of Education and Communities at the University of East London (UEL) is a major centre engaging in research and scholarship of local, national and international significance. Specialist areas include comparative education, early childhood, diversity and language, multilingualism, professional education, race and community, social work, teacher education and technology enhanced learning. The School houses two innovative and multi-disciplinary research centres: the Centre for Social Work Research and the International Centre for the Mixed Economy of Childcare.
The Cass School of Education and Communities is a highly successful provider of teacher training, social work and educational programmes, playing a key role in the provision of education services throughout East London and beyond. We promote a strong research culture, building on our reputation for innovative, supportive and responsive solutions to diverse educational needs.
We train over 500 teachers and 80 social workers every year, we support the continuing professional development of over 350 practicing teachers each year and have over 1,500 students studying for undergraduate degrees in a wide range of education and social work programmes.
Our Teacher Training programmes are rated as "Good with outstanding features" by Ofsted and our social work programmes are rated Green by the General Social Care Council.
Many of our staff are nationally and internationally renowned as leaders in their fields and have published several books on education and social work. They are involved in high profile projects for organisations such as UNESCO, the European Commission and the Social Work Reform Board.