Turn to Teaching is a PATH 1 funded project which aims to diversify teacher education through three innovative programmes.


  1. Think about Teaching: a yearlong foundation course aims to provide students from groups currently under represented in teaching with the academic, social and personal supports needed to enter Initial Teacher Education degrees in Maynooth University​.
  2. Rising Teacher, Rising Leaders: provides a 2-year programme of activities which supports the teaching aspirations of 20 students from DEIS schools. Provides 20 teachers, from underrepresented groups in teaching and those who have faced obstacles in their own journey to teaching, with the opportunity to mentor the rising teachers, and a suite of accredited CPD options to support their leadership capacity.
  3. Tar linn ag Teagasc; provides students in the foundation course and the rising teachers programme with tailored Irish supports to assist them to reach the entry requirements for primary teaching