Who We Are
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 Columbia University’s Teachers College (TC), Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC), and the Jordanian Ministry of Education.
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 teacher policies.
QRTA simply believes that every educator should be given the skills, recognition and support to excel.
QRTA’s mission is 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.
Since its establishment, QRTA has worked diligently to improve the education system in Jordan and stimulate educational advancements in the Arab World by expanding its reach to teachers, tackling development issues, introducing quality professional development opportunities for teachers, and helping with the formation of effective policy through local, regional, and global dialogue. Additionally, QRTA staff have been chosen and selected with utmost care and consideration to ensure that stringent program standards and quality measures are always met.
QRTA’s strength not only lies in its ability to mobilize teacher policy, but also in its strong network of educators; whether in-house or for consultancy services, QRTA only hires those with an impeccable wealth of knowledge and experience to maintain a high standard in designing, developing and delivering top-notch training programs. It also boasts incredible adaptability to cater for the needs of its trainees, from Education in Emergency situations (with UNESCO), to Environmental Education (with USAID’s Public Action Project for Water, Energy, and Environment), QRTA guarantees meeting your needs.