New Upskilling Programmes for Post-Primary Teachers

Education and Skills

Mathematics, Physics and Spanish

The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD are delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative that will see three new education programmes to upskill registered post-primary teachers to teach mathematics, physics and Spanish.

Following from the Teacher Supply Action Plan, the Department of Education requested the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to manage, on its behalf, a funding call to the higher education institutions for proposals for upskilling programmes for post-primary teachers. At the end of this process, three level 8 programmes were recommended for funding by an external panel appointed by the HEA. These new programmes are targeted at registered post-primary teachers. Each programme will enable participants to meet the Council’s curricular subject requirements in either mathematics, physics or Spanish. On graduation from the programme participants will be able to register to teach the new subject at the highest level in post-primary education.

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