TECC Stage I – Foundation/Basic Level
This stage has been built with a special focus of preparing new entrants in the field of teaching to become well versant with the basic needs of pedagogy that will enable them to successfully run their classes in the first couple of years in the profession, especially if the new teachers have attended any teaching courses at all or few. To begin with, they will participate in the ‘Basic Course’ which will help them in developing a better understanding of children and their role in helping children learn. It will provide a basic orientation to teaching as a profession and introduce the key aspects of teaching, learning and assessments. Also, it will help novice teachers to reflect on their classroom experiences with guidance and learn from feedback
TECC Stage II– Advance/Progression Level
At this stage majority of teachers will get an opportunity to participate in the need-based formal and non-formal CPD programs (short term and/or long term) and get a variety of learning spaces/avenues within and beyond school context to develop professionally. This level is for extended period to provide opportunity for teachers to develop gradually towards a more advanced state whereby they can independently with minimum support develop professional development path for themselves.
TECC Stage III– Specialization Level
At the Specialization level, a teacher will demonstrate mastery in an area of classroom teaching or its related functions in addition to a general sound understanding of the entire teaching-learning process. Teachers will develop an advanced level of understanding and expertise both in pedagogy and andragogy to create a community of practice within their context. In this regard, teachers will take more self-directed initiatives and play a leading role (as master trainer or mentor) in sharing their expertise with colleagues to contribute to curriculum enrichment and whole school improvement. In addition, teachers build linkages with other schools and search for avenues of offline and online CPD opportunities to develop professional learning networks. The premier stage i.e. Specialization level will be an aspiration and dream for teachers to achieve, being too demanding and require scholarly contribution in promoting student excellence and excellence in teaching.