Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA)

Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) is an independent non-profit organization committed to the vision of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of empowering educators with the skills, recognition, and support necessary to excel in their classrooms. QRTA was launched in 2009 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and in partnership with the Jordanian Ministry of Education (MOE).

QRTA aims to lead the advancement in the quality of teaching and the promotion of excellence in education in Jordan, and the region. We are guided by an ambitious vision that we aspire to significantly contribute to through mobilizing QRTA’s intellectual resources to maintain high standards in developing training programs and reforming education policies. QRTA simply believes that every educator should be given the skills, recognition and support to excel and to enable every educator to positively influence the future generation of Jordan and the Arab World by spearheading education policy reform and teacher professional development.

QRTA’s vision for education in Jordan and the region is strengthened by strategic partnerships with well-reputed academic institutions and universities (Columbia University – Teachers College, University College London – Institute of Education, University of Toronto – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Connecticut, University of Helsinki, the International Baccalaureate Organization, and University of Jordan), as well as partnerships with international and regional organizations (UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, ALECSO, Education Development Trust, USAID, Global Affairs Canada, and UKAID).

Aspiring teachers have the opportunity to learn, practice, and the opportunity to engage in dialogue with great thinkers in education, as well as flourish within a community of shared practice, experience, and passion for the art of teaching. TEPD is conducted in collaboration with the University of Jordan and in close coordination with the Ministry of Education and the development of this Diploma has been supported by the UCL Institute of Education. It is expected to train between 5,000 and 7,000 Student Teachers over the next five years.

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