The Continuum of Teacher Education
As the professional standards body for teaching in Ireland, the Teaching Council has many functions relating to teacher education. These functions span the entire teaching career from entry to initial teacher education programmes, accreditation of such programmes, and induction of newly qualified teachers into the profession, to the continuing professional development of teachers throughout their careers.
Following a consultation process, the Council has published its Policy Paper on the Continuum of Teacher Education and a suite of ancillary documents. This provides the framework for the Council's functions relating to teacher education.