Selection and initial training

Selection criteria may include formal qualification as a teacher educator; they may specify a combination of minimum qualification levels (such as a Master’s degree) and teaching experience at primary or secondary level, or be based on a competency framework (see Section 3.7). Although teacher educators are often selected on the basis of their subject knowledge or research experience, rather than on their competence in teacher education, ‘the criteria of entrance qualifications and prior experience can be useful instruments to provide a minimum level at the start of the teacher educator career’ (European Commission, 2013: 21-22).

3.2.4 Profile/qualifications of teacher educators