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Teacher New to Area           reply
29/01/2009 20:09 - Introduce Yourself (Locality: Cork)
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Greetings. I would like to find out how one can become credentialed to teach in Ireland. I am an Irish citizen who lives in South west Cork. My teaching credential is a California Multiple Subjects Credential allowing me to teach Kindergarten thru 8th grade self-contained. I have 22 years of continuos teaching in California and would now like to come back to Ireland.
Who do I contact about my situation?
Can a California Credential transfer?
What are the steps I need to take to get teaching in Ireland?



re : Teacher New to Area           reply
31/01/2009 22:31 - Introduce Yourself
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Hi there, you should try contacting the INTO - Irish National Teachers Organisation - www.into.ie for starters.

However, you should be aware that to work as a primary school teacher in Ireland you have to be fairly fluent in Irish and pass a few exams in the subject, which I imagine could take a couple of years.

There are probably other options available to you though - maybe it´s permissable for you to work as a resource teacher, for example. The INTO is the best place to start. Good luck!



re : Teacher New to Area           reply
02/02/2009 10:14 - Introduce Yourself
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You need to register with the Teaching Council. You can find further information on the following page on our website under the Teachers Section in Primary Teaching jobs

http://www.schooldays.ie/articles-teacher/primary-teaching-jobs




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