Graduating Teacher Standards

The Graduating Teacher Standards help to protect the quality of teaching in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Teachers Council developed the standards in response to a call from the teaching profession for more certainty in the quality of all graduates from all teacher education programmes. The teaching profession has the right and responsibility to determine who will enter and remain in the profession.

The Council developed the standards in cooperation with, and with the support of, a wide range of representatives from the education community.

Graduating Teacher Standards publications

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For any queries about the Graduating Teacher Standards, contact education@teacherscouncil.govt.nz or contact us and ask for a member of the teacher education team.