The `Catholic teachers certificate’ is “without educational merit or practical justification”, according to a study.
Academics have suggested there may be value in reviewing the Certificate in Religious Education.
The qualification is necessary if a teacher wants to work in a Catholic primary school.
Staff who undertook the course have questioned its requirement.
Their comments are featured in a paper published by the Transforming Education project at Ulster University (UU).
It has been developing briefing papers focussing on policies relevant to integration and separate schooling.
The latest study examined the certificate and its role in sectoral patterns of teacher employment.
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