Specific eligibility and qualification requirements must be met by applicants seeking to apply for registration under the Teaching Council (Registration) (Amendment) Regulation, 2023.
These requirements are:
1. Qualified Teacher Status (or equivalent)
You must have qualified as a teacher outside of Ireland and gained Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent (e.g. licence to teach) and completed an accredited programme of initial teacher education) in the country in which you qualified.
Evidence of Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent must be provided from the competent authority in the country that you have completed your qualification (e.g. Teaching Council equivalent body/ Department/Ministry of Education).
2(a) Qualification Requirements – Primary Applicants
If applying for primary registration, you must have:
- a primary teacher education qualification aimed at 4 to 12-year-olds which is comparable to the standard of Irish graduates.
The Irish language requirement (ILR) will be applied as a condition to your registration.
2(b) Qualification Requirements - Post-Primary Applicants
If applying for post-primary registration you must have:
- a post-primary teacher education qualification aimed at 12 to 18-year-olds which is comparable to the standard of Irish graduates.
- meet the requirements for at least one curricular subject.
The History and Structure of the Irish Education system will be applied as a condition to your registration.
Curricular Subject Requirement
In relation to the curricular subject requirement, you must refer to the Council’s Curricular Subject Requirements (Post-Primary) to ensure that you meet the requirements for at least one post-primary curricular subject.
You will be registered for the curricular subject(s) for which your qualification(s) meet the requirements in full. If your qualification(s) do not fully meet the requirements for any curricular subject, you may be registered for the subject for which your qualification(s) is closest to meeting requirements (subject to conditions) as determined by the Council.