In June 2011, the Teaching Council published Initial Teacher Education: Criteria and Guidelines for Programme Providers. That document noted the Council’s intention to initiate a consultation process in relation to revised minimum entry requirements for entry onto programmes of initial teacher education (ITE). That process has now commenced, and a consultation document has been published setting out the proposed revised minimum entry requirements, as well as the suggested timeframe for introduction of these revised requirements.
The Council is inviting written feedback in the form of an online survey. The deadline for completion of this survey is 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 February 2013. Respondents to the survey are strongly advised to read the consultation document prior to completion of the survey, as they will need to be familiar with the current entry requirements and the proposed changes to same in order to respond to many of the questions. After reading the consultation document, teachers are then encouraged to take the Online Survey.