Creativity was essential for 21st-century teachers. Creativity makes teachers more creative in their learning. Another crucial skill was communication. Communication skills were one aspect of the teacher’s pedagogical competence. Communication skills were also very influential in concepts mastered by students. The development of 21st-century skills can be done maximally if the person consciously implements them and feels necessary about these skills. The purpose of this paper was to find out the perspectives of prospective teachers about the importance of creativity and communication skills for teachers and the importance of developing these skills for prospective teachers. The research method used in this research was descriptive and literature studies. Data were obtained by distributing questionnaires to 224 prospective teacher students (63 Postgraduate and 161 Undergraduate) in the Department of Biology FMIPA Universitas Negeri Malang. The questionnaire’s purpose was to determine the student’s perspective on (1) the importance of creativity and communication skills for teachers and (2) the importance of developing creativity and communication skills for prospective teacher students. Data analysis was performed using a qualitative approach. The questionnaire results showed that all prospective teacher students agreed that the teacher importantly possesses creativity and communication skills, and it is essential to develop for prospective teacher students. This questionnaire results contribute to knowing students’ awareness about the importance of creativity and communication skills for teachers and the need for the development of both skills in themselves.

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