Graduate School of Education and Sport

Teacher Education

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.

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.

Undergraduate

Our teacher education degrees are highly competitive and qualify you to teach in the UK.

MA (Hons) Primary Education with Gaelic

MA (Hons) Physical Education

Postgraduate

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 Primary

PGDE Secondary

MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching

MSc Dance Science and Education with TQs 

 

 

Career outcomes

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.

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.

Masters awards

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.

Short courses, seminars and conferences

Professional development and learning courses, seminars and conferences to support your Career Long Professional Learning journey.

Professional learning

 

Related links

Teacher education partnerships