5 Tips for Choosing the Right Teacher Training Course

19th February 2024

Did you know that 56% of teachers stated that a lack of training is a significant reason for not choosing to use digital learning tools?

With there are so many teacher training courses available now, certainly it can be frustrating choosing the right course for your career plans. Decoding the quality of teacher training courses isn't rocket science! Sure, it might be challenging to sift through course offerings and escape the less-than-reputable ones. But don’t worry, you are not alone in this!

In this blog, we have shared five helpful tips for choosing the right teacher training institute.

How to Choose an Online Teacher Training Course?

Does the teacher training course you’re considering meet the following criteria?


Ensure that the institute or the course is accredited by relevant education boards or accreditation bodies. Check if the teacher training program leads to a recognized teaching certification that is globally accepted or country where you plan to teach. Accreditation means the course passed the rigorous quality checks and stay updated and relevant.

Ideally, you should be able to go to the accrediting body’s website to read about those standards and confirm that the course you’re considering is listed there. In order to avoid the number of scams happening now, check the accrediting body’s status and see if any government or top-quality educational organizations recognize it.

The certificate issued by Asian College of Teachers has the valuable accreditation, certification and endorsement of national and international bodies of repute like Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), TESOL Canada, International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE), CPD Certification Service UK, NCC Education UK etc. In addition to that, ACT also enjoys memberships of reputed organizations like The Quality Council of India (QCI), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), Childhood Education International (CEI), The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET), European Association for International Education (EAIE), Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), Early Childhood Association, Montessori Europe, International Association of Special Education (IASE), The Association for Early Childhood Education & Development (AECED), All India Council of Education (AICE) etc.

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Reviews and Reputation

Is the course provider well established? Don’t forget to check the provider’s history and professional associations. Always check the organization’s “About” page for information. Research the institute's reputation, including alumni success stories and reviews. Check for testimonials, reviews, and feedback from current and former students. If possible, visit the institute to get a feel for the campus, facilities, and overall atmosphere. Check if the institute offers opportunities for continuous professional development beyond the initial training.

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Learning Modes

It is a critical consideration. We all know that the online learning provides flexibility and convenience, check which mode suits your career goals. Blended learning also syndicates online flexibility with offline support, it also offers a balanced teacher training understanding. On the other hand, offline learning needs observance of a static schedule and location, involving attendance, travel, and accommodation. Thus, you should select a mode of learning that suits your learning style, preferences, and requirements.

Use Educational Encyclopaedias and Websites

You can always try different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to discover teacher training courses. Along with that various educational websites and online platforms offer wide-ranging information on numerous educational institutions. Check if the selected institute has a strong alumni network, which can be advantageous for networking and career prospects. Check if the organization offers career guidance, job placement assistance, or networking chances. Along with the above-mentioned considerations, try to check if the institute or the teacher training course offers the accessibility of a well-equipped digital library and other educational resources.

Faculty and Staff

Research the qualifications and expertise of the faculty members. Consider the teaching experience of instructors, especially in the subject or level you plan to teach. Ensure the program covers a wide range of teaching methodologies, classroom management, and educational theories.

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Apart from all the major considerations, there are certain other significant factors to consider while choosing a right teacher training course –

  • If you plan to teach a specific subject, check if the organization offers specialized courses in that area.
  • Look for teacher training programs that include supervised teaching practice in real classrooms.
  • Also, try to consider whether the teacher training institute integrates technology into their teaching approaches.
  • Ensure that the institute's educational philosophy aligns with your values and teaching goals.
  • Check if the institute offers opportunities for continuous professional development beyond the initial training.
  • Consider the class size to determine the level of individual attention and interaction.

Wrapping Up

By carefully considering these above-mentioned factors, you can make an informed decision and choose a teacher training course that aligns with your career aspirations and educational philosophy. By thoroughly following to the measures presented in this blog, you can determine the right course that fits your career goals.

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Written By: Sheetal Sharma      

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