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.
Select an option below for further information on becoming a primary, post-primary or further education teacher.
The main financial support available for eligible students attending full-time further and higher education courses is the student grant, which may include a maintenance grant or a fee grant, depending on eligibility.
Further information on bursaries and other financial supports and the criteria for the Free Fees Scheme are available at studentfinance.ie.
Other useful links:
- Information on other scholarship and bursary programmes can be found on gov.ie/dfheris
- The Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), Ireland’s national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants.
- The Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) is a dedicated fund, broken into three strands, committed to increasing participation by under-represented groups in higher education.