Personal and Professional Preparation Competencies

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Learning to become a teacher requires awareness of the ways we think, engage with the world, and value diverse opinions so we can recognize the uniqueness of our students, individually and collectively, and respond to their needs and talents. Learning to become a teacher is a lifelong venture into the complexities of learning and engaging with others and requires us to be adaptable and able to adjust to ever-changing conditions and contexts.


  1. develop an awareness of your worldview and how this relates to others’ worldviews (more)
  2. develop a growth mindset demonstrated in collaboration with others (more)
  3. cultivate a culture of professionalism by demonstrating professional standards, including the Professional Standards for BC Educators (more)
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of teaching and learning (more)

First Peoples Principles connected to Personal and Professional Preparation

  • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions.
  • Learning involves patience and time.
  • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity.