New Post-Primary Subject Requirements for Teachers Applying for Registration after 1 January 2017

(12 Nov 2013)

The curricular subject requirements for registration as a post-primary teacher in Ireland will change for persons applying for registration after 1 January 2017. Regulation Four of the Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2009 identifies two routes to registration, the consecutive and concurrent route.

The consecutive route requires applicants to hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) and an initial teacher education qualification, while the concurrent route encompasses both of these areas of study in a single integrated programme. In both cases, applicants must evidence curricular subject studies which enable them to teach at least one post-primary subject.

New requirements for all post-primary subjects have been published (October 2013) and will apply to persons applying for registration after 1 January 2017. Details of the new and existing requirements along with further information about post-primary teacher registration can be accessed at the links below:


New Subject Requirements for those intending to apply for registration after 1 January 2017

Existing Subject Requirements for those intending to apply for registration on or before 31 December 2016

Further information about post-primary teacher registration



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