Turn to Teaching aims to promote diversity in the teaching profession through a series of social-justice orientated widening participation initiatives.

At the heart of the work, funded by the HEA and Maynooth University, is a Level 6 programme, Think about Teaching Foundation Certificatewhich aims to provides a critically reflexive space for a diverse student group to contemplate, identify and embark on meaningful and defined pathways towards careers as teachers in a range of educational sectors.  

The project is orientated by a set of values associated with transformative education and project development such as: dialogue; participation; critical reflexivity, collaboration; and care.
As Turn to Teaching moves into its second phase (2020-23), it seeks to embed the ground-breaking work of phase one (2017-20) into the structures and practices of collaborative and critical work within, and across, Maynooth University, schools, FE centres, community-based organisations, communities and wider society.

Update on Think about Teaching Foundation Certificate for 2022/23

The Think About Teaching Foundation Certificate has been very successful with numbers of applications growing year by year.  However, in order to ensure that the Foundation Cert will be able to meet this growing demand for places, we need to take some time in the 2022/23 academic year to re-develop the course.

As a result, we will not be in a position to run the Foundation Certificate in September 2022.  However, our plan is to return with an enhanced programme in September 2023 which will offer a wider range of pathways for people who are interested in teaching as a career.

If you would like you to be kept updated on the developments for September 2023, please email the Turn to Teaching team on turn2teaching@mu.ie