Too Many Barriers To Becoming A Teacher

Written 1 year ago by Newsroom

An education expert says there are too many barriers to becoming a teacher.

Minister Richard Bruton says he wants Ireland to have the best education system in Europe by 2026, despite an educator shortage due to unattractive wages and the high cost of qualification.

In 2011, a two year masters course replaced the old nine-month H Dip programme and costs over 12 thousand euro.

Aine Hyland Emeritus Professor at University Hospital Cork says getting trained is only half the battle:

The Union of Students in Ireland are calling on the Department of Education to pay student teachers during work placements.

President Michael Kerrigan believes the lack of financial support should be changed: