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 other decision makers in decisions related to teacher education programs, certification, fitness to practice and discipline of certified teachers

Last updated: May 11, 2021

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

Reporting an educator’s conduct or competence

If a teacher does not follow the standards: