The work of the School of Education is centred on initial teacher education and the continuing development of teachers and related professionals. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in education, music and music education, and is one of the leading providers of Gaelic Education programmes. The School is also home to the Elphinstone Institute, a University initiative to study human traditions, especially traditions in the North and North-east of Scotland. There is a strong emphasis on research both for publication and to inform course development and delivery. The School seeks to contribute to the development of a world class education system in Scotland through excellence in teaching, and innovative research which influences policy and informs practice.