We are delighted to introduce an innovative leading education initiative in Haiti for teacher training and development.
Quisqueya University, in partnership with Hibernia College, endeavours to ensure that all primary level teachers in Haiti are equipped with the skills, training and education they need in order to deliver quality education at primary level.
The Institut National pour la Formation des Enseignants, I.N.F.E. (National Institute for Teacher Education) at Quisqueya University is a new Institute developed in collaboration between Hibernia College in Ireland, Quisqueya University in Haiti and the Haitian Ministry of Education. The Institute will primarily focus on the education of individuals who are already teaching in the classroom, although are formally untrained, through providing them with a national teaching qualification and accreditation.
The Institute will offer teacher training qualifications including a Certificate in Education and a Diploma in Education. The Certificate of Education will be achieved after students successfully complete their first year of study. Students will then achieve the Diploma in Education after successful completion of the second year of study.
This programme will be delivered using a blend of online and onsite delivery making it a very flexible and accessible option. This will involve students studying some of their lectures through distance learning methods, while also regularly meeting face to face for onsite lectures and tutorials.
The Institute will draw on the experience and expertise of Hibernia College which offers online education programmes in Ireland, UK and globally. Its flagship programme, the Higher Diploma in Arts in Primary Education (HDAPE) was launched in 2003 and is now the largest provider of primary school teachers in Ireland. In addition, a similar programme for teachers in Britain began in 2006 and is now a major provider of teachers with 5 English universities as partners.
We are currently in the first phase of the Institute, recruiting staff and developing our programme design and delivery model. Further information will follow in the coming months.