Standards for educators

The standards for educators were developed by the BC Teachers' Council and the Independent School Teaching Certificate Standards Committee to:

  • Establish commonly held standards of practice and conduct that help to guide teacher education, practice and ongoing professional growth
  • Communicate to the public the standards that educators hold
  • Establish a regulatory framework that guides the Ministry of Education and Child Care and other decision makers in decisions related to teacher education programs, certification, fitness to practice and discipline of certified teachers

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Standards guide the practice, conduct and competence of B.C. teachers 


View the short video about Professional Standard 9 and the important role of educators:

Reporting an educator’s conduct or competence

If a teacher does not follow the standards: