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2-002 Self Directed Course
New Graduates Introduction to Provisional Teacher Certification
learning time
This self-paced course is approximately 3 hours of learning time.
who is this for?
This course is for New Graduates beginning their teaching career.
skill level
Suitable for beginner ECE teachers.
Completing your teaching qualification has been a big journey, Congratulations! Now begins the next phase of your teaching career - becoming a Certificated Teacher. We understand that embarking on this process can be confusing and you will no doubt have many questions.

That’s why we are bringing you this short course. To give you an overview of what is required of you as a Certificated Teacher, what the Teaching Council expect, and what your mentoring and guidance programme should look like in your ECE work setting.

There is a lot of misinformation circulating in the ECE sector about what is required of a provisionally certificated teacher. 

In this course we examine the purpose of the provisional certification period and the expectations of the induction and mentoring (I&M) programme your centre is required to provide for you. You will learn about your role, and that of your mentor, in the I&M programme and what will be required of you before becoming a fully certificated teacher.

And our graduation gift to you...
This short course includes a selection of FREE recorded webinars, readings and teaching resources to support you as you begin your PTC journey.
Facilitated by Angela Bush
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Also Facilitated by Barbara Watson (PhD)
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About the Course Creator

Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)

Barbara is a qualified early childhood and primary teacher and has owned and managed early childhood centres. Having worked as part of the EC Professional Support team at the Faculty of Education for 7 years, she has strong links with The University of Auckland. While in this role Barbara facilitated a variety of workshops and programmes for a wide range of ECE services and also lectured on a number of ECE papers.

Barbara has a passion for supporting teachers to make effective links between theory and practice. Her Masters thesis focused on leadership and adult education and her PhD investigated how induction and mentoring programmes are enacted in education and care services. Barbara works with centre leaders as a mentor, coach and external appraiser.

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