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Teaching Service Requirement

Teaching Service Requirement

  • The minimum entry requirement into the teaching service is set at four CXC/GCE O- level passes including English language, mathematics, and a science or social studies subject.
  • A Certificated II teacher is a teacher who has obtained passes in four CXC/GCE O-level subjects or an equivalent qualification.
  • A Certificated I teacher is a teacher who has obtained passes in four CXC/GCE O-level subjects including English language plus the Teachers Certificate Parts I and II or an equivalent qualification or one who has obtained passes in at least two GCE A-level subjects.
  • A qualified teacher is a teacher who has obtained the certificate of a trained teacher from a recognized college or university.
  • A graduate teacher (secondary and tertiary levels) is a teacher who has obtained a degree from a recognized college or university.
  • A Principal II (primary level) is a teacher who has served for not less than five years as a teacher and who has obtained a certificate of trained teacher or a degree from a recognized university and is appointed as the principal of a public educational institution.
  • A Principal I (secondary level) needs at least five years of experience as principal of a primary school plus one year of university training or a degree from a recognized University plus one year of professional training or a second degree.
  • A Vice-Principal (tertiary) is a teacher who has served for not less than three years as a teacher and who has obtained a certificate of trained teacher or a degree from a recognized university and is appointed as the vice-principal of a public educational institution.