Support for Provisionally Certificated teachers to access Induction and Mentoring programmes
If you're a part-time or relief teacher, you might find it difficult to meet the teaching service and induction and mentoring requirements to move to a full practising certificate. We've collaborated with the Ministry of Education to design a scheme to support provisionally certificated part-time and relief teachers, working across multiple settings in early childhood services, primary and secondary settings and Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako to gain Full Certification. Find out more...
Draft rules for electing your representatives onto the Teaching Council
Last month legislation came into force changing the name of the Education Council to the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and allowing for seven members of the council’s new Board to be elected by different sectors within the profession. We are now seeking your views [link] on the draft rules for the elections, which will be held in March 2019.
Becoming a teacher
A career in teaching means having the chance to make a real difference in young people's lives, actively participate in a learning community and help shape New Zealand as a bi-cultural nation. Teaching is a rewarding profession where no two days are the same and your work makes a real difference. If you’re thinking about teaching, this section is a great place to start.
A current practising certificate shows employers, colleagues, learners and the wider community that a teacher is qualified, safe and competent. There are different categories of practising certificates to show how recently a teacher has met the Practising Teacher Criteria, or whether they are yet to meet them.
Practising as a teacher
Find out about practising as a teacher in New Zealand, from ongoing professional development to research projects and the Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession. Teaching is a dynamic and challenging profession. Teachers have a professional obligation to develop and maintain professional relationships with a diverse range of learners, communicate with parents and whānau, act ethically, promote positive values and maintain and raise professional standards.
Conduct and competence
The integrity of our profession relies on robust processes that give the public peace of mind, knowing teachers meet high ethical standards and are fit to teach. The Education Council is responsible for investigating, and if necessary exercising disciplinary functions, relating to teacher conduct, convictions and competence.
We are the professional organisation for teachers - from early childhood education through to primary and secondary schooling in English and Māori medium schools. We’ll promote all that’s best about teaching – good practice, new ideas, inspirational leadership.