The most important aspect of the ENTER Professional Register goes beyond the registration and the issuing of a professional card, it is an important tool to recognize your efforts of continuous improvement as an educator and to help you identify the areas where you need to grow as an educator.

Therefore the educators applying to register will receive requests for information on their academic qualifications, professional level as educator if they have been participating in Accredited Professional Development Programs, and the evidence existing in the portfolio related to the professional competences aligned with the international professional standards.

 As a result, a positive registration of an educator will be accompanied with an assigned professional level that is compatible with the evidence provided and the proposed professional development recommended.

 The different levels of educator correspond to:

1 – Educator

Teaches using accepted theories and practices, seeking to raise students' awareness and instill their understanding, inspiring students to pursue their interests and delve deeper into certain subjects.

2 – Effective Educator

Is well-prepared organizing and planning each class, sets clear and fair expectations, has a positive attitude, is patient with students, and assesses their teaching on a regular basis. Can adjust teaching strategies to fit both the students and the material, recognizing that different students learn in different ways. As a teacher, can be considered as a role model who inspires and motivates students.

3 – Outcomes-based Educator

Practices outcome-based teaching and learning, emphasizes the explicit declaration of learning outcomes which identify the tasks students are expected to be able to perform after completing the course, and to what standard. Continuously assesses students’ performance and makes improvements.

4 – Scholarly Educator

Practices the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning or SoTL. SoTL sees teaching as intellectual work, as a process of inquiry, as research that employs the same criteria as other forms of disciplinary research and an ongoing investigation that is made public and shared with others, peer-reviewed and published.

5 – Education Researcher

Conducts Education Research to improve higher education and the development of strategies for solving important issues for the future of education, such as recruitment, the need for new competencies, and the ability to deal with new types of interdisciplinary and complex knowledge.

6 – Senior Education Researcher

Leads Education Research to improve higher education and the development of strategies for solving important issues for the future of education dealing with new types of interdisciplinary and complex knowledge, its societal impacts and supports technically the corresponding policy changes at the national and international level.