The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has called for the two-year master’s in education to be shortened to one year to ease supply problems and make teaching careers more accessible.
The union has said that Budget 2024 must provide resources to tackle the recruitment and retention crisis in second level.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, TUI president Liz Farrell said “we believe that one year [for a master's] would suffice.
“It absolutely has to be looked at – not only will it release teachers, but it also will lower the cost and make it more available to a wider socio-economic group of people.
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