Teaching for a better world
At Moray House School of Education and Sport, we believe in the transformative power of education and learning together for a better more environmentally and socially just future. If you share our vision, join us and together we can build a better world.
Initial Teacher Education Programmes
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people and inspire a generation? At MHSES we know learning can transform lives and our initial teacher education programmes are designed to develop critically informed and confident teachers to meet the needs of our children and young people in a 21st Century global society.
Professional Learning for Teachers
We strongly believe in working together to address tomorrow's greatest challenges through a values-led approach and fundamental belief in learning as a socially transformative act. Specialise and progress within the teaching field by joining one of our programmes for practising teachers.
Graduates interested in teaching may join the following programmes that range in length from 9 months to a 2 year Masters and qualify you to teach at Primary or Secondary level or across the transition.
PGDE Secondary - certain subjects still open for 2022 entry
MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching - open for 2022 entry
Specialist degree courses for teachers
Our professional Master’s degree programme is designed for practising teachers and educational leaders and managers, including the specialist qualification Into Headship.
Our part-time specialist pathways, offer practising teachers a Postgraduate Diploma in teaching deaf, visually impaired or bilingual learners.
Short courses, seminars and conferences
We offer a wide range of professional learning and development courses, seminars and conferences to support your Career-Long Professional Learning journey.
Dual Qualification PGDE Secondary
Teach two secondary subjects with a dual qualification from Moray House School of Education and Sport. Available on a selection of PGDE Secondary programme, such as History and Geography or Mathematics and Physics.
STEM Bursary Scotland - funding scheme open for applications
If you're changing career to teach or thinking about it, STEM Bursary Scotland would like to help. Applications are open for a £20,000 government bursary to ease the transition into teaching. For applicants starting in August 2022, the eligible subjects include Mathematics, Computing Science, Technological Education, Physics, and Chemistry. Find out if you are eligible and apply on their website.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and bursaries from the University as well as external and government bodies may be available for Initial Teacher Education, for example in teaching STEM subjects.
'I feel I can be completely transparent about how I’m doing throughout the year, the highs and lows, and always receive a listening ear, encouragement and understanding.'
'At Moray House, going to conferences and learning together has been especially rewarding. You are shown a world of possibilities for what teachers can do and be.'
'This programme offers the opportunity to gain a profound understanding of transition with site-based learning experience in both primary and secondary schools. Other key elements of the programme for me are the emphasis on social justice and engaging academically at a master’s level, thereby, focusing on criticality and helping to improve practice so that opportunities can be provided for all young people.'
Career outcomes for ITE
Once you graduate from an initial teacher education programme, you will be qualified to teach, and eligible for provisional registration from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
On completion of your programme, if you are from the UK or EU, you are eligible to join the Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS), a guaranteed and paid one-year probationary teaching post. Those who qualify may also join the Preference Waiver Payment Scheme - agreeing to work in any Scottish local authority for their probationary year - to receive an additional £6,000-£8,000. If successful, at the end of the Teacher Induction Scheme year, you become fully registered with the GTCS.