Pathways to Teaching

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, a good place to start is with the Department of Education's Teaching Transforms webpage. The webpage provides information on undergraduate and postgraduate options, financial supports, salary scales, and recruitment of teachers.

There are many pathways to becoming a teacher, whether you choose to do an undergraduate or post-graduate programme of Initial Teacher Education. To gain access to the programmes of initial teacher education, you must meet the minimum entry requirements, which are set by the Minister for Education, in consultation with the Teaching Council. 

The current minimum entry requirements and the application process for entry to primary and post-primary programmes are outlined on the website of the Department of Education.