Second-level teaching is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding job. Its attractiveness as a career is underlined by the high quality of the graduates who apply for the Post Graduate Diploma in Education – PDGE – and by the excess of demand for places available on this course.

The ASTI Leaflet “Thinking of a Career as a Second-Level Teacher?” provides basic information on how to qualify as a second-level teacher. Detailed information on the suitability of current or future qualifications for teaching is available from the Teaching Council – www.teachingcouncil.ie.