Portsmouth North MP says she is "proud" of being promoted in the cabinet reshuffle.
She told The News that it is a very huge honour to have been made a member of the government.
The National Union of Teachers General Secretary Christine Blower said teachers across the country will be "wreathed in smiles" at the news that Michael Gove has lost his post as Education Secretary.
Ed Vaizey has been promoted to a new role with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, overseeing the digital industries, the prime minister has announced.
Nick Gibb returns to Government as Minister of State for Schools - working with Nicky Morgan to ensure no let up in education reforms.
Yessssss Penny Mordaunt a minister! Incredibly talented women all getting promoted! Cracking reshuffle all in all by Cameron
Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the reshuffle.