On 11 November, the Teaching Council launched the revised standards for programmes of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Céim: Standards for Initial Teacher Education and the revised Teaching Council Curricular Subject Registration Requirements (Post-primary). The launch was attended by the Department of Education and a total of over 170 stakeholder representatives.
Opening remarks by the Chairperson and closing remarks from the Director of the Council can be found here.
Céim: Standards for Initial Teacher Education
In 2011, the Teaching Council published the first edition of standards for programmes of ITE, Initial Teacher Education: Criteria and Guidelines for Programme Providers. The first cycle of the review and accreditation of the reconceptualised programmes was completed in 2015. In preparation for the next cycle of the review and accreditation process, the Council has reviewed its policy on standards for programmes of ITE which has been informed by an extensive consultation process with all key stakeholders and commissioned research on school placement.
All new programmes submitted to the Council for accreditation must now be in alignment with Céim. It is anticipated that existing programmes of ITE will be realigned in accordance with Céim for commencement in September 2022.
Revised Curricular Subject Registration Requirements (Post-primary)
In the context of a range of factors including ongoing developments in the continuum of teacher education, teacher supply issues and Junior Cycle reform, the Council initiated a review of its Curricular Subject Requirements at Post-primary level in 2018. This included an extensive consultation process with all key stakeholders between June 2018 and April 2019.
The requirements are now in effect for ITE programme accreditation purposes and will come into effect from January 2023 for applicants applying for registration with the Council. The requirements for the two new leaving certificate subjects of Politics and Society and Computer Science will come into effect from January 2021.
- Click here to read the Céim Standards for Initial Teacher Education.
- Click here to read the Curricular Subject Requirements (Post-primary) from 1 January 2023.