If you are interested in joining the teaching profession, we have a range of courses and options available.  You can choose from our four-year undergraduate MA Education programme, one-year PGDE programme or one of our flexible learning routes like distance learning PGDE or iSTEP.  All of our Initial Teacher Education routes are accredited by the General Teaching Council of Scotland.

MA Education

Our MA Education programme leads to a qualification to teach primary education and you will gain registration with the General Teaching Council of Scotland.  

This programme is delivered full time on campus over four years and is perfect for people that want to teach but don't yet have a degree.

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If you already hold a degree and are looking for a route into teaching, PGDE may be right for you.  We offer this programme both full time on campus and via distance learning, in partnership with Local Authorities.

You can study either primary or secondary education and will  gain registration with the General Teaching Council of Scotland.

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Into STEM Teaching Energy PGDE (iSTEP) has been developed in partnership with the Northern Alliance for those in the oil and gas sector looking for a change of career.

If you work in Oil and Gas but want to change direction to PGDE Secondary in Business Education, Chemistry, Home Economics, Maths or Physics iSTEP could be the route for you.

For information on entry requirements and course structure please visit our PGDE Secondary prospectus site.

Educational Studies (STQ)

If you are a Further Education Lecturer or qualified teacher from out with Scotland wishing to gain full registration to teach in secondary or primary schools then this route is for you.

This is a one year postgraduate certificate and you will gain full registration with the General Teaching Council of Scotland. 

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Online Access

If you want to become a teacher but don't have the relevant English and Maths qualifications you can study online in your own time with the Online Access courses.

Our SCQF Level 6 English course and SCQF Level 5 maths are suitable for entry onto PGDE at University of Aberdeen and other institutions in Scotland.

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