Ammon News – Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) has welcomed Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Vice President of Accreditation, Malina Monaco, after the academy was officially accredited by the council for its professional teacher training diploma.
While in Jordan, Monaco paid a visit to the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI) and met its President, Thafer Assaraira, Deputy President for Quality Assurance Affairs , Zaid Albashairah, and the deputy president for accreditation, Saad Bani Mohammed.
Monaco also met with deans of the faculties of education sciences and quality assurance managers from several Jordanian universities, including the University of Jordan, the University of Yarmouk, the University of Israel, the University University of Amman, Middle East University, Mutah University, Tafila Technical University, Petra University, Al-Ahliyya Amman University and Zarqa University. The meeting highlighted the partnership between QRTA and Jordanian higher education institutions and provided information on accreditation standards, processes and phases.
While in Jordan, Monaco gave the QRTA academic team an introductory session on accreditation steps, standards, criteria, evaluation and logistics, and expressed CAEP’s interest in work with QRTA to support local and regional institutions in their quest for accreditation and learn more about dealing with it.
QRTA Business Development Manager, Nabila Bashir, who led the accreditation process at QRTA, said that “Dr. Monaco’s visit plays an important role in establishing a strategic partnership between QRTA and CAEP. We had the chance to meet the deans of science education faculties in Jordanian universities who are interested in obtaining CAEP accreditation and discuss the possibilities of cooperation with CAEP in Jordan and in the region.”
In November 2021, QRTA became the first educational organization in Jordan to be fully accredited by CAEP for seven years – the maximum accreditation period granted by the council. QRTA is also the third educational organization in the Middle East to achieve CAEP accreditation after United Arab Emirates University and Zayed University, making Jordan the second country in the region to receive such recognition.
CAEP is the only accrediting body for educator preparation nationally recognized by AQACHEI. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the largest such accreditation board in the United States. .
Established in 2009, QRTA is a non-profit organization committed to Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s vision to advance the quality of education in Jordan, equip educators with relevant skills, and provide quality education programs. innovative, evidence-based professional development informed by international best practice. and the latest research in the field.
Since its inception, QRTA has created more than 90,000 professional development opportunities for teachers and education leaders. It has also invested in attracting and building an experienced and capable academic cadre by leveraging its partnerships with reputable universities and educational institutions.