/ 23 September 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Education, through the Teacher Education Council Secretariat, consulted stakeholders on the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 11713 or the Excellence in Teacher Education Act.

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio said that the passage of the Excellence in Teacher Education Act on April 27, 2022 is vital in fortifying the delivery of accessible, resilient and quality basic education.

“As we put the law’s Implementing Rules and Regulations to a public consultation today, we are hopeful that Filipinos and education stakeholders value our efforts to improve the transparency, efficiency, and quality of this major policy breakthrough,” Duterte-Carpio said.

The Implementing Rules and Regulations were presented to the TEC Ex-officio Members, Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Professional Regulation Commission, and National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and TEC regular members for suggestions and recommendations.

The consultation was also joined by representatives from Teacher Education Institutions, Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development in Teacher Education, Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators, Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Philippine Business for Education and Teachers’ Dignity Coalition.

“By improving the quality of entry-level teachers and reskilling and upskilling our workforce, we develop our teachers’ capacity to teach higher-order thinking. This directly impacts our country’s goal of developing a high-value, knowledge-based manufacturing, and service industry economy,” Duterte-Carpio said.