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About JTC

The Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) was established as a part of the education transformation strategy to improve the quality and coverage of education nationwide.  Its fundamental purpose is to professionalize the teaching profession. The Council advocates for the teaching profession, and its ultimate goal is for the teaching to become the profession of choice.

Teachers for Development Development for Teachers.

Professional Development

Teaching is more than a job; it is a moral engagement with high expectations of teachers, to raise the levels of performance of their students.

Excellent Teacher Awards

Annual recognition is given to our excellent teachers and school leaders across our education system and in all Quality Education Circles (QECs).

Regulatory Services

To enable and sustain an effective teaching profession that ensures the holistic development of children and young people, building skills

Governance & Management

In 2012, an Advisory Body was established to advise the Honourable Minister of Education on the continued evolution of the Council.

Our Mission

To cause the teaching profession to continuously strive for excellence in raising aspirations and achievements that lead to beneficial educational outcomes for all learners underscores quality education for all Jamaicans

JTC Events

Return to Happiness – December 15, 2020

Thank you for your interest in joining a Return to Happiness Support Group.  We are currently at maximum capacity for the January 23 – March 12, 2021 session. The next round of sessions is scheduled for March 15, 2021 – April 23, 2021, and registration opens on the JTC website on February 05, 2021.

We recognize the many and varying challenges during this global pandemic and our Return to Happiness Webinar for Teachers offers options for accessing psychosocial care. You can view this webinar on the JTC’s YouTube page at, to see how to access help immediately. We hope to see you in our next cohort.

Our Partners

"If I were to use one word to describe my experience with the Jamaica Teaching Council, That word would be "Growth" . I was given the opportunity to mentor other teachers in the use of online platforms for teaching in the new paradigm. while doing this I was also sharpening my skills as a teacher"
Michelle Bright Chin-see
Master Teacher: Visual Arts
"The Jamaica Teaching Council has provided me with the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Networking and personal branding are two major assets that I was able to tap into, and this allowed me to engage with other professional organisations and educational institutions."
Rochelle Harris
Teacher: Biology
"My experiences with the Master Teacher Unit and the Jamaica Teaching Council has been a fulsome one in both my professional and personal life. I have gained added insights as a primary trained teacher into garnering new ideas and modalities to teaching children at their ages and stages of development."
Charrone Grant
Master Teacher: Primary Education

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