Coordinating Office of Higher Diploma Program
The Higher Diploma Programme (HDP) was developed as a result of the study into the quality and effectiveness of teacher education in Ethiopia, (Livingstone et al, 2000), which identified the needs of teacher educators in Ethiopia. The HDP started in all 21 teacher education institutions in October 2003 (1996 EC), as a new compulsory qualification for all teacher educators.
The programme continually develops in line with government policies and strategies. Presently the ESDP IV and the Growth and Transformation Plan 2010/11 – 2014/15 (GTP) have informed the direction. The significant expansion in tertiary education has resulted in the need for more trained teacher educators, to guarantee the quality and to achieve the sector goals, and to meet the demand for the HDP.
Those who educate the teachers must themselves be of high quality, be highly competent and be educated for the specifics of their role to produce better teachers and to improve the learning of all students in Ethiopia. The programme provides teacher educators with support for their development as effective and reflective practitioners with enhanced professional status.
The aim of the Higher Diploma Programme for teacher educators is to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia through a licensing programme that will develop the skills and professionalism of teacher educators, MoE (2011).
When this aim is translated into objectives, the programme will enable teacher educators to:
Duties and Responsibilities
The success of the Higher Diploma Programme depends partly on establishing an effective and mutually supportive group of candidates with the Higher Diploma Leader (HDL) and the Higher Diploma Tutors (HDTs).
The Higher Diploma Leader is responsible for:
Higher Diploma Tutors
Higher Diploma candidates will:
Contact Address: Worku Fentie