What is Turn to Teaching?


Turn To Teaching comprises three educational interventions that have been designed to address specific barriers to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and support the participation of the most marginalised groups to become teachers, the interventions include;

  1. A one year pre-university foundation course; ‘Think About Teaching’ which will prepare students who have experienced educational inequality for entry to teaching degrees here in Maynooth University
  2. ‘Rising Teachers, Rising Leaders’ aims to (i) build the capacity of 20 teachers to understand their role in creating a school culture which supports students from diverse backgrounds to aspire to a career in teaching; (ii) equip 40 students from DEIS schools with the skills needed to access ITE directly. 
  3. ‘Tar Linn ag Teagasc’ provides all participants with access to a tailored Irish language experience; to assist them to reach the required entry standard for teaching degree and to encourage participants to become future teachers of Irish.​