There is an Ordinance on State Requirements for the Acquisition of Professional Qualification “Teacher”, adopted in 2016 and entered into force for the 2017/2018 school year. The document defines that vocational and professional qualification “teacher” is acquired after completion of higher education in pedagogical specialty. Higher education institutions eligible to offer such programmes have received accreditation in the professional field of the Pedagogical Sciences field or in a professional field corresponding to a school subject according to the classifier of the fields of higher education and vocational direction. Part of the curriculum includes teaching methods in specialised subjects, including fine arts and music. The graduates of a pedagogical programme at an Bulgarian university can be employed as teachers in all stages of elementary, primary and secondary education. The only professional qualifications in the cultural field are as a music teacher and a teacher of fine arts.