Qualification Requirements for Post-Primary Teachers (Qualifications Awarded in Ireland)

In order to be entered onto the Register of Teachers on the basis of qualifications in post-primary teaching, applicants must comply with the requirements listed below - as set out in Regulation Four of The Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2016 they must meet:

Qualification Requirements.

Hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) or equivalent which is deemed by the Teaching Council to be suitable for the purposes of teaching at least one curricular subject at post-primary level (subject criteria outlined at options A and B below).

AND 

Hold a Teaching Council approved initial teacher education qualification directed towards first to sixth   years (typically students in the 12 to 18 year age range).

OR

Hold a Teaching Council approved concurrent degree qualification in post-primary initial teacher education which combines the study of one or more curricular subjects (subject criteria outlined at options A and B below) with teacher education studies directed towards first to sixth years (typically students in the 12 to 18 year age range).