The qualifications needed to become a teacher at the school level require a basic graduation degree in the subject one wants to teach or a diploma along with a teacher qualification course. The school itself more often than not conducts its own training program for short listed candidates who then may be hired on a temporary basis before being confirmed for a permanent post. One should also have a good academic record throughout one's education as top grades would ensure better chances but also equally important would be your communication skills; so vital in the teaching profession as well as your ability to get along with people and of course loads of patience.
To be a journalist in most cases a prospective employer will be looking for a university degree followed by experience at a newspaper or magazine. It is also a good idea to take the subjects geography, social studies and English at secondary school. Typically, you should have at least bachelor's degree preferably in journalism. For institutions that operate on a tri-semester or quarter-semester it would be quite different. The minimum credit load for a full-time student is no less than 12 credits per semester. However, to complete the degree within the four years, a credit load of approximately 15 to 18 credits is recommended. Also a interest and talent for writing doesn't hurt.