Queen Rania of Jordan visited her namesake teaching academy to congratulate them on a new honor.
The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) has received international academic accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation for one of its training programs. The Queen visited the QRTA in King Hussein’s Business Park to express her joy over the December 7 news.
Later on Instagram, Her Majesty wrote: “Congratulations to Queen Rania Teacher Academy on receiving international accreditation for her Professional Online Teacher Education Diploma from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.”
It was announced last week by the QRTA that they had received accreditation for its Teacher Education Professional Diploma – an online and in-person training for current teachers first launched in 2016 – by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, based in the United States. It is the first educational organization to receive this international academic accreditation in Jordan and only the third in the Middle East.
During the visit, Queen Rania spoke with QRTA CEO Dr Osama Obeidat and the management team to learn more about his current work and their contributions to the local education industry and regional. She told them, “This success did not happen overnight. This comes after a ten year journey of hard work and constant evolution.
She also stressed that the teaching academy should continue to evaluate its programs to ensure that they are beneficial to both teachers and students.
Obeidat also explained that obtaining accreditation took two years and “included submitting a full roadmap, rigorous documentation, several interviews and a site visit,” according to Her Majesty’s office.
The Queen Rania Teacher Academy was established in 2009 as a non-profit organization that works with educators to provide the skills needed to help future generations.