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Governance and Legislative Framework

The BC School Act is a provincial statue governing primary education and secondary education in British Columbia.  The Act outlines important roles, rights and responsibilities for parents, students and the education system.


The BC Teachers' Council is responsible for:

  • Setting standards for applicants and educators in B.C., including education, competence and professional conduct requirements
  • Standards for Educators of BC – Teachers Regulation Branch 
  • Setting standards for post-secondary teacher education programs
  • Reviewing and approving post-secondary teacher education programs
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