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What is New Avenues to Teaching (NAT)?
New Avenues to Teaching (NAT) is an initiative that aims to increase the diversity of the Irish teaching force.
We want to encourage and support students from groups that are currently considered to be under-represented in teaching to achieve their goal of becoming a post-primary teacher with the School of Education in UCC.
This includes students on the following courses:
Professional Master in Education (PME)
PME (Art & Design)
BEd Science Education
BEd Physical Education, Sports Studies & Arts
Eligibility Criteria for NAT Support
NAT aims to support students from groups who are currently considered 'under-represented' in teaching.
Target Groups for NAT
Students with a Disability (or Disabilities)
Students from Ethnic Minorities
Students from the Traveller Community
QQI Entry Route
Students who are Lone Parents
Students who were or are in the Care of the State/Direct Provision/Supported Accommodation
DEIS Second Level School Attendance
Mature Students (in undergraduate programmes only)
If you have specific accessibilty requirements or preferences just let us know by email.
Please note the NAT office is on the top floor of the building and is only accessible by stairs. If this is an issue please email us to request an in-person meeting and we will arrange a suitable location to meet with you.