CENTA Standards

CENTA® has developed a well-defined and globally benchmarked competency framework for teachers- CENTA® Standards.

Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) aims to empower teachers and catalyze teacher professional development through high quality certifications that can help create a career pathway for the profession and connect outstanding teachers to great opportunities. 
The CENTA Standards are a well-defined set of expectations for teachers at different stages of their careers, have been developed through a rigorous process and are meant to evolve continuously. 
The CENTA Standards correspond to the three levels of the CENTA Certificates:
a)	L1: New Teacher. Typically, relevant for teachers who are in the early stages of their career or are yet to begin their professional career.
b)	L2: Experienced Teacher. Typically, relevant for teachers with 3-10 years of experience, who are able to enrich their teaching based on their own experiences and other inputs.
c)	L3: Senior Teacher.  Typically, relevant for teachers with more than 10 years of experience; such teachers may often be in a position to assume the role of a specialist teacher in their chosen subject/grade level or a coach where they mentor other teachers or a leader in the School or beyond.

The CENTA Standards cover: (A) ‘Competencies’, and (B) ‘Mindsets’. 
The ‘Competencies’ section of the CENTA Standards covers three categories of competencies for Teachers:
a)	Technical Competencies: Competencies specific to teaching as a profession.
b)	Professional Competencies: Competencies relevant for effective interactions in a professional environment.
c)	Core Competencies: Fundamental competencies of an individual. 
Each category has multiple competencies, with each ‘competency’ having one or more ‘aspects’ associated with it. For each aspect, standards have been defined for each of L1, L2 and L3 through specific ‘descriptors’ highlighting the competency expectations from the teachers of the respective level.
The ‘Mindsets’ section of the CENTA Standards covers attitudes and beliefs.

The CENTA® Standards form the basis of CENTA® Certifications as well as CENTA® trainings. The various learning resources available in MyCENTA are also aligned with CENTA® Standards, to ensure teachers are able to focus on the competencies they want to focus upon in a structured manner.

CENTA Standards are the Intellectual Property of Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA). Any individual or organization interested in teacher professional development can download and use its standards, as-is, for setting learning goals for teachers, self-reflection, and internal assessment, with appropriate referencing as the “CENTA Standards” .