CENTA is making teaching aspirational: they assess and certify teacher competencies, connect teachers to career opportunities and support their professional development.
The Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) is making teaching aspirational: they set standards, assess and certify teacher competencies, connect teachers to career opportunities and support their professional development. Their aim is for this to lead to a virtuous cycle –a large population of teachers is motivated to improve; aspiring teachers see this as a valid career option – therefore improving the quality of education in a fundamental, sustained, market-driven manner.
Based in India, CENTA® works with 150,000+ teachers (30,000 schools, 6000 cities). During and after covid-19, with more online and blended modes of education, they found that teacher competencies play an even greater role, making CENTA’s work even more important.
Their Vision for the Future
CENTA hopes for teaching in the future to be seen as an ‘aspirational profession and career’ with competency-linked growth, rewards and recognition. They hope for all students to receive high quality education. CENTA sees itself as playing a central, facilitating role in defining competency standards, regularly updating these standards for changing needs, and objectively certifying teachers.