Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda

The Teacher Training Program (TTP) Rwanda is a five-year program (2018 to 2022) targeting in-service and pre-service teachers of mathematics and science in Rwanda.

Implemented in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation Leaders in Teaching (LIT) initiative and together with the University of Rwanda – College of Education (UR-CE) and Rwanda Education Board (REB), TTP Rwanda aims to train over 4,500 in-service teachers from 760 secondary schools and over 2,100 pre-service teachers at the University of Rwanda – College of Education. The program will also equip University of Rwanda – College of Education and 30 schools (one in each district) with multifunctional classrooms for use as training hubs for pre-service and in-service teachers respectively.

The program has four main pillars, including:

• Training of teachers and master trainers on innovative gender-responsive pedagogic approaches for improved performance of girls and boys in math and sciences. TTP is using the Mathematics and Sciences for Sub-Saharan Africa (MS4SSA) approach which covers content, pedagogy, infrastructure and assessments. Embedded in the program is a two-year pilot of the MS4SSA approach in Rwanda. Initiated by the World Bank in collaboration with the Worcester Polytechnic institute (WPI) and the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL), MS4SSA is an integrated approach to enhance learning outcomes for mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology among secondary school students. MS4SSA focuses on the integration of four aspects of teachers’ work crucial for improved learning outcomes: teachers’ content knowledge, innovative classroom pedagogical practices, integration of ICT in teaching and continuing guidance, mentoring and support from school leaders, inspectors and other actors in the education system.
• Infrastructure, resources and ICT support to equip Smart Classrooms, which are essential to the use of ICT in the delivery of this program.
• Outreach and public engagement to provoke change in attitudes, encourage communication and increase general understanding and support for pursuing an education in math and sciences in Rwanda for boys and girls.
• Operational research for evidence generation that informs the project as well as policy dialogue for greater engagement by government, civil society, the private sector and academia.

For more information on the Teacher Training Program in Rwanda, please contact: ttprwanda@nexteinstein.org