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Teaching Council welcomes Education Minister's pre-budget announcement

02 May 2019

The Teaching Council welcomes Minister of Education Chris Hipkins’ announcement of additional funding for initial teacher education (ITE) providers.

The $24.5 million set aside over four years will help providers create programmes that meet new ITE requirements, launched by the Council last month. 

These new requirements will ensure teacher graduates are better prepared for their first teaching role and help equip them with the skills to learn and adapt their practice to meet future challenges.

“Today’s pre-budget announcement is so important because it will mean more teachers join the profession with training more closely reflecting Our Code, Our Standards which are central to teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand,” Teaching Council interim Chief Executive Lesley Hoskin said.

Under the new requirements providers will need to increase periods for high-quality student placement, further develop the use of te reo Maori in all programmes and build authentic partnerships between schools, centres, kura and local iwi. 

Providers have until 2022 to implement the new requirements.

Background: The new ITE Programme Approval, Monitoring and Review Requirements set the direction for teacher education programme design and delivery, as well as student selection and graduate outcomes. For more information please visit our website and FAQs.

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