O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Teacher Education 2024; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities


CourseTeacher Education
Qualification[B. ED/B.A.(Educ.)/B.Sc. (Educ.)/B.Ed. (Tech)
Duration3 – 4 Years
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesTeacher Education related courses
Job AvailabilityLow and Competitive

This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level requirement to study Teacher Education. In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Special consideration (waivers) and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Teacher Education

The subjects needed to study Teacher Education in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Teacher Education  is same as Educational Management.

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Teacher Education 

Knowing JAMB subjects for Teacher Education is not enough. You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

These are JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Teacher Education is same as Educational Management.

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Teacher Education
Same as Educational Management.

If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider other Teacher Education similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad or within. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This is the list of Universities offering Teacher Education in Nigeria

  1. University of Ibadan (UI)
  2. St. Augustine College of Education, Lagos State


Cut-off Mark for Teacher Education course

The cut-off mark for Teacher Education varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Teacher Education is a good course and you can also check the top best Educational courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Teacher Education is how many years course and under which faculty?

Depending on your mode of entry, Teacher Education is a three to four years course in Nigeria. According to JAMB, this course is under Faculty of Education but may be under a different faculty in some universities.

Where can I work with a Degree in Teacher Education 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Teacher Education. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read Fatherprada’s Career Guide – so that you can have knowledge on how the labour market operate after graduating. Career opportunities will be added when we revisit this page.

Special Consideration
The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Teacher Education have been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Teacher Education
(i) As in Educational Management.
(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) requires Literature in English for candidates with English Communication and Language Art.
(iii) St. Augustine College of Education, Lagos State B.ED accepts: (a) Two Á’ level passes in the subject of specialization/ teaching subject and one other relevant subject. (b) NCE merit level passes in the subject of specialization/teaching subject and one other relevant subject.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Teacher Education
(i) St. Augustine College of Education, Lagos State B.ED requires (a) Five SSCE credit to include English Language, CRK and three relevant subject at a sittings or four relevant subjects at two sittings. (b) Credit passes in Mathematics and Economics are required in addition to (a) above, for teaching option in Economics, credit in Government or History and at least a pass in Mathematics is required in addition to (a) above for Science and Social Studies, and credit in Literature in English and two other Arts subjects are required in addition to (a) above for teaching option of English.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Teacher Education
(i) St. Augustine College of Education, Lagos State B.ED requires relevant subjects to the teaching options are required. Literature in English is required for options in English Language, Mathematics and Economics are required for option of Economics and Government or History is required for option of Political Science or Social Studies

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