The Leadership Journey, including the training and support elements, has been developed to attract and retain those who are currently not in the teaching field. As such, we are currently unable to accept applications from current or past teachers, or individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in education.
Teach For Qatar’s Leadership Journey is a two year training program that starts with an intensive seven week Summer Institute and continues with ongoing training and support for the duration of the Journey. The Summer Institute is a rigorous training program that includes theoretical and practical teacher training. Additionally, it is during Summer Institute that Fellows form a relationship with their individual seasoned Program Managers who will guide them through their Leadership Journey. Teach For Qatar also provides Fellows with ongoing training through monthly Professional Development Days, Learning Circles and other forms of activities to continue to enhance their skills and address any needs Fellows outline throughout their Journey.
Teach For Qatar works to empower Fellows to understand their role in initiating systemic change in Qatar’s education sector. Throughout their Journey Fellows will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges in this sector, and can propose and pioneer solutions to these challenges. Their passion for education, coupled with the insight gained from their time in the classroom, will allow them to be the drivers for change this sector needs.
We work together with our Fellows to individually tailor their leadership development by providing contacts, connections, coaching, mentorship, training and career pathways across a range of opportunities.
To apply, please visit the application section on our website.
While GPA is an important element of the selection criteria, we do however consider other important aspects of an individual’s abilities, including leadership skills and extracurricular activities. In the case of a young professional applicant, professional work experience is also considered.
The Leadership Journey starts in July with the Summer Institute, which runs for seven weeks, allowing for a short break before the start of the academic year.
All instruction in government schools is in Arabic. However, English will be taught in the English language.
Working with our partner schools, we have identified Arabic, Mathematics, Science and English as priority subjects. Therefore our Ffellows are recruited and trained to teach one of those subjects. The subject chosen for each fellow is based on criteria defined by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to teach those subjects, a school’s requirements and a Fellow’s individual skill set.
Our current cohorts are teaching 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade, however, our aim is to expand to more grades in the future.
Fellows will interact with their Program Managers often, either by correspondence or through training and support functions provided by them, including classroom observations, guided reflections and targeted development opportunities. Partner schools will also provide school-based mentors to support Fellows at their individual schools, which may also conduct their own in-house observations and teacher training.
Yes. Summer Institute is an essential element of the Fellows’ preparation, before they embark on their teaching journey. It is also when Fellows establish a solid relationship with their peers and mentors that will continue throughout their Journey to ensure they receive ongoing training and support.
Fellows receive salaries based on their contract with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Seconded Fellows, receive their salaries from their seconding organizations.
What subject a Fellow teaches is based on matching the school’s needs with a Fellow’s skills and is subject to the Fellow meeting Teach For Qatar’s subject knowledge proficiency requirements.
Fellows are placed based on vacancies defined by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Teach For Qatar cannot interfere in this process and cannot move a Fellow once they have been placed. Preferences and geographic proximity are taken into account when assigning a placement school. However, we cannot guarantee placement in a specific school.
Research conducted within the Teach For All network has shown that the two-year period is crucial to the lasting and positive impact individual teachers have on their students. Therefore, our Fellows are required to commit for the full period.