How to become a teacher

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. 

Select an option below for further information on becoming a primary, post-primary or further education teacher.