During 2012, the Teaching Council undertook a review of all post-primary curricular subject requirements and the procedures to determine suitability of degree qualifications prior to entry onto programmes of initial teacher education. Following a wide-ranging consultation with relevant education stakeholders, a revised set of requirements was drawn up, ratified by Council in December 2012 and forwarded to the Minister for Education and Skills, who agreed with the Council’s views on the matter.
The revised subject requirements, which come into effect for those applying for registration after 1 January 2017 (and for those entering a two-year Professional Master of Education in 2015), were published on the Council’s website in October 2013 and disseminated to all HEIs and education stakeholders.
The Council has commenced a review process of the current Post-Primary Curricular Subject Criteria, in the context of a range of factors including ongoing developments in the continuum of teacher education, teacher supply issues and junior cycle reform.
The Council will be holding a number of Subject Criteria Consultation sessions over Summer/Autumn 2018 as follows:
Post-Primary Subject Criteria Consultation Sessions
4 July 2018 11-1pm Politics & Society
2- 4pm Modern Foreign Languages
23 July 2018 11-1 pm Business, Economics, Accounting
2-4 pm Sciences
14 Nov 2018 10-12.30pm Mathematics & Applied Mathematics
15 Nov 2018 10-11.30am Religious Education
11.45-1pm Hebrew Studies
Wednesday 9 January 2019: 10-2pm Politics & Society
3- 5pm English
Thursday 10 January 2019: 10-5pm Construction Studies
Design & Communication Graphics
Friday 11 January 2019: 10-2pm Art
3-5pm Computer Studies
Tuesday 15 January 2019: 10-2pm Home Economics
If you would like to attend any of the sessions listed above, please send an email expressing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line: Subject Criteria Consultation Session.