Dáil Éireann - Volume 662 - 07 October, 2008
Written Answers. - Teaching Qualifications.
Deputy Brian Hayes Deputy Brian Hayes
Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of teacher education colleges outside of the State that have produced graduates ultimately or trainee teachers within the Irish education system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33628/08]
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe Deputy Batt O’Keeffe
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: The Teaching Council is the designated statutory body for the recognition of qualifications for teaching and is obliged to establish and maintain a Register of Teachers.
Based on the records on the Register of Teachers, there are 123 colleges or universities in Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland that run (or ran) Teacher Education Programmes where graduates were recognised by the Teaching Council or the Department of Education and Science. There are also approximately 730 other ‘international’ qualifications awarded by colleges or universities outside jurisdictions above that have been recognised by the Teaching Council or the Department of Education and Science in the process of teacher registration. As the recording of teacher qualifications is still ongoing, these details may change.
Dáil Éireann 662 Written Answers. Teaching Qualifications.