THE NATIONAL TEACHING COUNCIL INVITES ELIGIBLE CONSULTANTS TO UNDERTAKE TEACHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION ACCREDITATION FRAMEWORK (TEIAF)
Teacher Education Institution Accreditation Framework (TEIAF)
The National Teaching Council (NTC) is mandated by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (ACT, 1023) among other things to accredit, in collaboration with relevant agencies, institutions offering teacher education and development programs. It is in accordance with this provision of the law that the Council seeks to develop an accreditation framework to guide the establishment of Teacher Education Institutions and their operations.
Institutional Accreditation will be the process to review and approve an institution according to established standards. It will provide a bespoke public assurance about the quality of institutions and a mechanism for the institutions to evaluate themselves to improve. The value of accreditation will be entirely dependent on the rigorous application of appropriate principles and rules. Institutional accreditation will therefore be an indicator of formal recognition that an institution meets established criteria.
The process is expected to ensure that institutions that educate pre-service teachers and build the capacity of registered teachers meet the standards established by the Council in collaboration with relevant agencies. The major purpose of accreditation of teacher preparation institutions will be to ensure that those institutions have the requisite faculties to operate effectively and efficiently.
Additionally, related purposes of the institutional accreditation framework are the assurance that:
- teacher educations institutions are of high quality and effective in preparing candidates who demonstrate lifelong learning indicators to meet licensure requirements.
- faculties are accountable for the quality and effectiveness of the preparation they provide to candidates.
they meet standards prescribed by the National Teaching Council and in so doing, are allowed to recommend candidates for licensure.
- they are periodically reviewed to determine their quality and effectiveness to retain their accreditation status.
- they provide the means for institutions to continuously improve based on evidence of candidate outcomes, the effectiveness of the faculty, and feedback from ongoing peer review processes.
Based on the foregoing, the National Teaching Council wishes to develop a Teacher Education Institution Accreditation Framework (TEIAF) with the following Terms of Reference- The TEIAF should provide among other things.
- Accreditation Inputs: this relates to the inputs into the accreditation process, that is the structures and the resources required for the establishment of Teacher education Institutions
- Accreditation Process: this refers to the processes involved in accreditation of a Teacher Education Institution.
- Accreditation Outputs: these are the outputs from the accreditation process, rather than those from the institutions (these are captured in the ‘input’ stage).
- Quality improvement: this is carried out after the process has been completed, but feeds into the process when it is viewed as a continuum.
- Required benchmarks for re-accreditation of teacher education institution
- Template for applying for accreditation
SCOPE OF THE WORK
- Provide guidelines for the development of an accreditation framework for Teacher Education Institution
- Design application form for accreditation
- Design assessment and reporting forms
- Provide accreditation guidelines for institutions that provide different degrees (e.g., Undergraduate level Graduate level, or postgraduate level.)
- support the Council to organize stakeholder engagement for finalization, validation, and dissemination
REPORTING AND JUSTIFICATION
Organize a meeting to brief the management of the Council on how the draft document aligns with the scope and objectives of the TOR and factor in the concerns of the Council to finalize the report for onward submission before the sixty-working day.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATION OF THE CONSULTANT
- Proven experience in leadership and management in Higher Education
- Minimum qualification of master’s degree in Teacher Education or its equivalent
- Possession of in-depth knowledge of teachers’ standards
- Proven evidence of related work
- Must have been in the education industry for not less than 10years with 3years of leadership and management experience at the tertiary level.
TIMELINE OF ACTIVITIES
- Submission of the proposal (that is, Eligibility, Technical and financial proposal) must be on or before the close of Friday 29th April 2022
- Submit draft document by 15th June 2022 for stakeholder engagement and validation
- Submit a modified version of the reviewed content by 24th June 2022
- Organize management meeting to justify revision for finalization on 4th July 2022
- Submit the final document by 18th July 2022
National Teaching Council,
Ministry Branch Office
P.O. Box MB 247