The ADPP Teacher Training Colleges, known as "Schools for the Teachers of the Future", have been established to contribute to the efforts of the Government of Mozambique to improve the quality of teaching at the primary schools in Mozambique.
By increasing the number of qualified and multi-skilled teachers, the Colleges play an important role in developing teacher training in Mozambique.
The objective of the Colleges is to train primary school teachers who are both passionate educators and capable of leading various community development initiatives in the rural communities in which most of them will work.
In 2015, ADPP ran the 1-year teacher-training program in 8 Teacher Training Colleges and the 3-year pilot program in 3 Colleges. In both training programs, pedagogical practice in neighboring primary schools and interacting with the local communities is given a central role. The teaching relies on the DMM System (Doctrine of Modern Methods), which makes studying flexible and places the student in the center of his or her own learning process.
The Colleges function as boarding schools in which responsibilities related to the management and maintenance of the school are shared between staff and students. This trains the future teachers in taking initiative and assuming responsibilities in the schools and communities in which they will work after graduation.
The ADPP Teacher Training College graduates are known to be exceptionally motivated in their work, skilled in using the latest pedagogical methodologies and interested in the holistic development of the children they teach (Evaluation of the ADPP Mozambique's pre-service teacher training programme, 2013).
The altogether 11 ADPP Teacher Training Colleges, one in each province and two in Nampula, enroll over 1,500 students annually. To date, altogether 15,578 primary school teachers have graduated from the ADPP TTCs.
Please see the map of ADPP Teacher Training Colleges.
For more information about teacher training colleges' activities, please see the photo gallery.