As a registered post-primary teacher, you have met the registration requirements that enable you to teach at least one post-primary curricular subject. Employment within schools to teach subjects is a matter for individual school authorities. It is not a registration requirement to be recognised for additional subjects.
If, however, you wish to have an additional curricular subject recorded on the Register of Teachers you must demonstrate that you meet the criteria for the subject. This does not mean that you have to complete another degree.
It means you need to study the subject to degree-level by combining modules from a level 8 degree or completing a level 9 postgraduate diploma ensuring that you study:
- the required amount of ECTS credits in the subject (varies between 60 - 90 ECTS credits)
- the required areas in the subject as outlined in our curricular subject requirements
- a specific methodology in the subject if it has been specified as a requirement.
If you are interested in adding an additional subject you should firstly contact the relevant department in a Higher Education Institute (HEI) and ask them about your options for studying a subject to degree level as an occasional/full-time student.