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Bachelor Of Education Degree

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he can estimate the number of men in the United Kingdom who now hold the degree of Bachelor of Education; and, of these, how many are employed as teachers.

Since the introduction of the Bachelor of Education degree in 1968 some 8,000 degrees of this type have been awarded to men at teacher training establishments in England and Wales. About 6,200 men holding the degree are employed as teachers in maintained schools and other grant-aided establishments in England and Wales.Figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.