The Higher Education Partnership-Morocco (HEP-M) is an impactful collaboration to support Morocco’s 12 public universities and teacher training centers in enhancing primary teacher education. The ASU-primed project aims to develop a comprehensive curriculum for an undergraduate degree in primary teaching, accompanied by a two-year experiential training program.
ASU works closely with Morocco’s Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, as well as the Ministry of National Education, Preschool, and Sports, to build expertise in higher education for pre-service teacher training; develop an undergraduate degree pathway for preparing primary school teachers; and enhance the capacity of Moroccan universities to deliver the new bachelor’s degree.
Crosscutting focus areas of HEP-M include gender equity; inclusive education, particularly Universal Design for Learning (UDL); and digital content development — which has led to the creation of 10 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to support teacher training. HEP-M also leverages Moroccan faculty research and development groups to implement tasks and build sustainable systems and relationships that create enduring capacity for excellence in teacher training.
Work area: Education and youth
Region: Middle East
Award amount: $6 million
Implementing partner(s): Creative Associates