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Employment-based Initial Teacher Education

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RFx ID : 23358665
Tender Name : Employment-based Initial Teacher Education
Reference # : MOE06446
Open Date : Tuesday, 29 September 2020 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Monday, 2 November 2020 9:30 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Early Learning and Student Achievement
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Emer Beatson
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

The Ministry of Education (the Ministry) requires the development and delivery of Employment-based initial teacher education (EBITE) programmes in a secondary school setting for both English medium and Māori medium.

The new EBITE programme(s) will bolster staff numbers in secondary schools while attracting a greater diversity of teachers and kaiako into the profession by enabling them to continue to have an income while they learn, further expanding the EBITE pathway for people to train as teachers and kaiako.

These programme(s) must focus on shortage subjects, including science, technology (including digital technology/Hangarau Matihiko), engineering and maths (STEM), te reo Māori and the overarching provision of Māori medium education. The programme should be aimed at attracting career changers or existing support staff that may currently hold a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) within a school (Kaiārahi, Kaiāwhina, Teacher Aides etc) and/or people who have a combination of skills, experience and/or qualification(s) in a curriculum area that will enable them to advance student learning.

We are specifically interested in the development of wharekura programmes focussed on Māori medium education due to current kaiako shortages as well as projected increase in demand of ākonga and whānau choosing a Māori medium education pathway.

This new investment will fund some of the development and delivery costs of the programme, as well as contributing to the cost to schools and wharekura of employing a trainee teacher, course fees, and the cost of providing an in-school mentor/associate teacher for each trainee. The funding will be awarded for new programmes with the first cohort commencing no later than the beginning of the 2022 academic year.