Teacher policy

The teacher is the creator of links and designer of values and attitudes. The role of the teacher is to support the development of every student.

In academic year 2013/2014, there are 24 224 teachers in Estonia - 2 129 working in vocational education, 7 869 in pre-school institutions and 14 226 in general education.

The profession of the teacher and it´s value, teachers´ professional development and worthy pay are the priorities of Estonian teacher policy during 2014-2020.

The links to Estonian teacher policy legislation and statistics and analyses are available in the Estonian language section of this page.

Recognition of foreign professional qualifications

The recognition of professional qualifications obtained in foreign countries is regulated by the Recognition of Foreign Professional Qualifications Act.

The recognition of professional qualifications is necessary when a person has acquired education abroad and wishes to work in Estonia as a teacher. More information from the Estonian section of the webpage.

Last updated: 8 December 2014