Secondary School Pathways
Routes to qualifying as a secondary school teacher
In Ireland, secondary education is referred to as post-Primary Education. There are many routes to becoming a secondary school teacher in Ireland. The School of Education at UCC can help you achieve your goal of becoming a post-Primary teacher through one of its undergraduate or graduate courses.
The Teaching Council is the independent body that oversees the registration of primary, secondary and further education teachers in Ireland. Their website contains lots of essential information for registration.
What cost is involved?
|Undergraduate Programmes||Professional Masters of Education (PME)|
You pay the usual student contribution for undergraduate programmes. Full details are available on the Fees Office website.
If you are undertaking an undergraduate degree, you may also qualify for financial support through one of our scholarships. You can find more information about our scholarshipson the Start Your Journey in Education page.
The fees for year 1 and year 2 of the PME may be found on the Fees Office website.
The PME route to qualifying as a secondary school teacher is often called the consecutive model for training teachers because you study Education for two years after you have completed your undergraduate degree.