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

In accordance with Route 2 Post-Primary of the Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations 2016 and The Teaching Council (Registration)(Amendment) Regulations 2016 , persons wishing to register on the basis of qualifications in post-primary school teaching (1st Year to 6th Year) must meet the following qualification requirements:

Hold an Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) or equivalent which is deemed by the Teaching Council satisfy the requirements for at least one curricular subject as published by the Council on its website at the time of application. The current subject criteria are 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 which satisfy the requirements for at least one curricular subject as published by the Council on its website at the time of application (current subject criteria are below) with teacher education studies directed towards first to sixth years (typically students in the 12 to 18 year age range).

Current Curricular Subject Requirements (Post-Primary)