Teaching is a rewarding profession through which you can really make a difference in people’s lives. Everybody remembers a teacher who cared, who readily helped us in our studies regardless of our level of attainment, who gave us practical advice on preparing for different jobs, who supported us in our personal life and who tried to make learning fun. Teaching is also a career that can help you remain on a constant journey of discovery, which leads to self-improvement as you seek to upgrade your knowledge and skills, as well as meet learners from different backgrounds and with diverse needs.
In order to join the teaching profession you must first complete an undergraduate degree in a subject which is taught in our schools or that is related to areas in teaching and learning. This first degree may be followed through courses offered by University. Other qualifications will also be considered, including those achieved from other institutions, as long as they are equivalent to a first degree offered by the University. Once you complete this first degree you may then apply to complete a Professional Master degree in Teaching and Learning (MTL), offered by the Faculty of Education. The MTL is a two-year full-time course, at Master level, which will enable graduates to teach at Primary and Secondary level, according to the area of specialisation chosen.