Post-primary teachers do not need to have a qualification in the Irish language unless they are employed by a Gaeltacht school or a school where Irish is the medium of instruction. The Teaching Council is the statutory body that sets the standards of academic achievement and professional training required of teachers. Related Documents English language education This document discusses the regulations governing the teaching of English as a foreign language. The Teaching Council is the professional standards body for teaching the promotes and regulates the profession. Teachers who qualified outside Ireland Recognition of qualifications If you are a primary or post-primary school teacher who qualified outside Ireland and you wish to teach in a recognised school, you must apply for recognition of your qualifications prior to registration. Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
A list of recognised colleges providing approved programmes is available on the website of the Teaching Council.
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