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In-Service Teacher Training Program: Frequently Asked Questions



What does the In-service Teacher Training Program offer?

  1. The 21st Century Teacher program offers courses for teachers of all levels. There are two types of courses: ‘Topics of Interest’ cover up-to-date topics and help teachers upgrade their teaching knowledge and skills. ‘Refreshers’ cover teaching basics, which are of benefit to new teachers and others who wish to refresh their teaching. All courses have a practical component. 
  2. The Diploma for Coordinators and Division Heads Program, which offers courses for coordinators, division heads, other administrator, or teacher with at least three years’ experience teaching in a school. By successfully completing five courses, participants can obtain the 'Diploma for Coordinators and Division Heads'.
  3. The Diploma of Special Education Fundamentals Program, which offers two modules for people with classroom experience as regular teachers, special education teachers, or assistant teachers and people with experience working in a center for special needs children. By completing two modules, participants can obtain the 'Diploma of Special Education Fundamentals'.
  4. Workshops at Haigazian University for school teachers of all levels
  5. On-site workshops for schools, tailored to their needs


Who can attend?
The 21st Century Teacher program: People with experience teaching in a classroom setting. The program is designed for teachers of all levels.

Diploma for Coordinators and Division Heads program: Coordinators, division heads, other administrators, or teachers with at least three years’ experience teaching in a school

Diploma of Special Education Fundamentals program: People with classroom experience as regular teachers, special education teachers, or assistant teachers and people with experience working in a center for special needs children.  (In special cases we will accept people who have worked on an individual basis with special needs children.)

Workshops: People with experience teaching in a classroom setting and university students currently studying for a degree in education



Do I need a university degree to join the In-service Teacher Training Program?

No. We do not require any educational diploma or degree.


What language is used in the courses and workshops?

English, except in courses or workshops for teachers of Arabic


Are there any entrance exams?

No. However, participants must have good English for courses and modules.


When do new classes begin?

‘The 21st Century Teacher’ and the Diploma Programs follow a semester system.
  - Fall Semester courses: late October
  - Spring Semester courses: mid-February
  - Summer Session courses:  early July

Most workshops are 4 hours.
  - Fall Semester workshops: Three Saturdays in November/December
  - Spring Semester workshops: Three Saturdays in March
  - Summer Session workshops: Tuesdays and Thursdays between early July and early August



What time are courses given and how long do they take?

The 21st Century Teacher:  Courses vary from 12 to 20 hours
Diploma for Coordinators and Division Heads:  Each course is 30 hours.  
Diploma of Special Education Fundamentals:  Each module is 26 hours.

- Fall and Spring Semesters: Each course or module is offered two days a week, usually from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. or 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
- Summer Session: Each course or module is usually offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday either from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. or from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



What are the fees?
The 21st Century Teacher
 Registration fee (non-refundable):  30,000 LBP / course
 Tuition fees:
     20-hour course    180,000 LBP
     18-hour course    160,000 LBP
     15 hour course     140,000 LBP
     12-hour course      110,000 LBP

Diploma for Coordinators and Division Heads
Registration fee:     30,000 LBP/course (non-refundable)
Tuition fee:   270,000 LBP/course
Total:     300,000 LBP/course

Diploma of Special Education Fundamentals
Registration fee:     30,000 LBP/module (non-refundable)
Tuition fee:   340,000 LBP/module
Total:    370,000 LBP/module

Workshops:
A 4-hour workshop varies from 70,000 to 90,000 LBP


What certificates are available?

The 21st Century Teacher
- The participant receives a ‘Certificate of Performance’ at the end of each course successfully completed.
- A teacher who successfully completes 6 courses receives a ‘Certificate of Achievement’. The maximum time for finishing these 6 courses is two years.

The Diploma for Coordinators and Division Heads Program:
- A Certificate of Performance is granted at the end of each course successfully completed.
- The 'Diploma for Coordinators and Division Heads' is granted to those who successfully complete five courses.  There is a graduation ceremony.

The Diploma of Special Education Fundamentals Program:
- A Certificate of Performance is granted at the end of each module completed.
- The 'Diploma of Special Education Fundamentals' is granted to those who complete two modules.


Workshops: 
- A Certificate of Attendance is granted at the end of each workshop.



Are the 'Diploma for Coordinators and Division Heads' and 'Diploma of Special Education' recognized by the regular degree programs of Haigazian University? by the Ministry of Education?
- The courses and modules in these diploma programs are non-credit. They are not part of the regular degree programs of Haigazian University.
- The Ministry of Education will authenticate certificates and diplomas from the In-service Teacher Training Program.


Where and when can I register?

Where - In the Center for Continuing Education (College Building, Room 204) at Haigazian University, Mexique Street, Kantari, Beirut

When - Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 3:00- 6:30 p.m.

Tel.: 01-353010/1/2 or 01-349230/1  Ext. 354
E-mail: cce@haigazian.edu.lb
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