Vision of the Teacher Education Division (TED)
To prepare teachers to enable them function effectively in the basic schools
To provide a comprehensive Teacher Education Programme through Pre-service and In-service training that would produce competent, committed and dedicated teachers to improve the quality of teaching and learning at the Basic Education Level.
Goals and Priorities
The goals and priorities of the division are derived from its vision and mission. The following are the goals of the division:
To prepare the grounds for quality teaching and learning outcomes at the basic education level.
To develop school based support for teachers
To achieve these goals certain priorities have been put in place. These are:
Targeting school-based in-service training for school heads and teachers.
Continuing in-service training of all district education personnel particularly Assistant Directors (Supervision) and Circuit Supervisors.
Improving on pre-service training of the teacher
Improving on the performance of tutors in the colleges.
Management and implementation of in-service teacher education and training through up-dating of knowledge and skills on innovative pedagogy.
Registration of newly qualified teachers in the GES
Certification of Post-Middle Certificate ‘A’ teachers
Management and Implementation of Distance Education and Sandwich programmes for basic school teachers
Management and Implementation of projects on teacher education and training funded by Development Partners.
Wiawso College of Education
To promote the teaching of French in basic schools, 3 colleges offer French: Bagabaga College of Education, Tamale for the Northern Zone; Wesley College of Education, Kumasi for the Middle Zone and Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya for the Southern Zone.
From 2003 to date, In-service Training (INSET) on HIV/AIDS has been organized for all College of Education Principals, Vice Principals and Tutors.
HIV/AIDS and sexual/reproduction health components have also been incorporated into the Pre-service teacher training curriculum since then.
Early Childhood Development (ECD) Colleges
With effect from October, 2008, 7 (Seven) Colleges were set aside to train teachers in Early Childhood Development to help implement the Government’s Plan of Compulsory Free Kindergarten Education. The Colleges are:
OLA College of Education, Cape Coast
Holy Child College of Education, Takoradi
Presbyterian Women’s College of Education, Aburi
St. Louis College of Education, Kumasi
SDA College of Education, Koforidua
Jasikan College of Education
Tumu College of Education