Teaching Council Registration - Degree Eligibility
- Only applicants with degrees deemed eligible by the Teaching Council for the purposes of registration as a Post Primary teacher will be offered places on the NUI Professional Diploma in Education programmes which will commence in September 2013.
- It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure their degree is eligible for the purposes of registration as a Post Primary teacher and you must make a declaration to this effect on the application form.
To confirm if your degree is eligible you should:
- If your degree is not listed on List A or if you are unsure whether you satisfy the Teaching Council General and Special Requirements for Teachers of Recognised Subjects in Mainstream Post Primary Education here, you should make an application to The Teaching Council for recognition of your degree. This must be done no later than 9th January 2013.
- In examining your degree programme on List A, it is essential that you should check that
- the full formal title of your degree matches the relevant degree title on the relevant list
- where a footnote appears, that your degree programme fully complies with the conditions specified in that footnote
- that your degree programme fully complies with the requirements set out in the General and Special Requirements for Teachers of Recognised Subjects in Mainstream Post Primary Education here.
No applicant will be considered for admission to any of the Professional Diploma in Education (NUI) Programmes in September 2013, unless the Teaching Council has deemed his/her degree as eligible by 28 July, 2013 at the latest.
- If any applicant’s degree has not been recognised by the Teaching Council by the 28 July 2013, he/she should contact the PDEAC immediately (in writing only) – at 1 Courthouse Square, Galway. The PDEAC will allow the applicant to have his/her current application considered for the following year’s Professional Diploma in Education intake. When corresponding with PDEAC, the applicant should make it clear that he/she wishes to have his/her application considered in the following year in the event that his/her degree has not been recognised by the Teaching Council by the 28th July, 2013 deadline. When writing to the PDEAC, please ensure that you give your current year application number.
- If you are uncertain about any issue regarding the recognition of your degree by the Teaching Council, you should contact the Teaching Council directly. It can be contacted at the following address:
The Teaching Council
Maynooth Business Campus
Telephone: (01) 651 7900
LoCall: 1890 224 224
Fax: (01) 651 7901
It is the responsibility of the applicant to declare that their degree is eligible for registration to teach at Post Primary level and PDEAC will not be held responsible if a graduate of the Professional Diploma in Education is refused admission to the Register of teachers on the basis of an erroneous declaration.
The Teaching Council does not advise applicants on issues relating to the allocation of Professional diploma places or operational procedures of the Professional diploma in Education (NUI) Applications Centre (PDEAC).
NB: Applicants should ensure that they complete the Professional Diploma in Education (NUI) Application Form correctly. Applicants should also ensure that their recognised degree programme is accurately listed on the Application Form. The PDEAC cannot accept any responsibility for mistakes made by applicants when completing the Application Form.
Admission to the Professional Diploma in Education [PDE] and/or completion of said programme does not necessarily guarantee recognition as a teacher in Ireland, or in any other country. National University of Ireland authorities, therefore, bear no responsibility for ensuring that PDE graduates meet requirements for teacher recognition. It is the responsibility of the international applicant to ensure that the PDE is recognised as teacher training qualification by the country in which they plan to teach.