Always dreamed of being a teacher? Gain the skills you need and the registration required to teach in Scotland on one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.
Teach STEM Edinburgh event - Friday 24 May 16:00-19:30
Initial teacher education programmes
Moray House School of Education has a proud tradition of teacher education, spanning nearly 200 years. Our strong reputation and future-oriented approach to teaching will help you to become a transformative teacher: a teacher with the potential to change the lives of children and young people for the better.
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.
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.
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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.
Career-Long Professional Learning for Teachers
The Scottish Government aspires to develop teacher education as a single continuum from the Initial Teacher Education stage throughout a teacher’s entire career. With this in mind, we provide a number of programmes of study for practising teachers to specialise and progress within the field.
Specialist degree courses for teachers
MEd Leadership and Learning
Short courses, seminars and conferences
Professional development and learning courses, seminars and conferences to support your Career-Long Professional Learning journey.