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Honduras - Teaching Profession

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TEACHING PROFESSION

Primary school teachers must attend three years of the upper secondary cycle in the teacher training schools (escuelas normales). After completing the program they are awarded the teaching certificate (Maestro de educación primaria). Aspiring teachers for secondary schools have obtained either a bachillerato or a Normal School Certificate. Then they go to the Escuela Superior del Profesorado (Higher School for Teacher Training), or to the National Pedagogic University Francisco Morazán, or to both. But because there are only a few centers to train secondary professionals, the majority of secondary teachers do not receive proper training, though some seek academic development via correspondence courses.


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