Educating teachers is one of the most important jobs that higher education institutions do; teacher preparation and professional development are one of the keys to economic development and transformation in any country.

This two-year partnership between Syracuse University and Kenyatta University is building capacity through quality teacher preparation across the secondary-school teacher’s professional lifespan—preparing the teacher in training, supporting the novice teacher, and fostering continual growth in the experienced teacher.

Together, the partners are improving Kenyatta University’s sustainable capacity in teacher education, academics and research so that the university can effectively respond to Kenya’s need for quality teachers and educational programs, particularly at the secondary school level.

Professional development programs, standardized teaching assessments and mentoring programs will support the partnership’s aim to provide quality service to education stakeholders and improve secondary school instruction to Kenya’s children.

At a Glance

Partner Institutions:

Syracuse University; Kenyatta University


Sub-Saharan Africa


Apr 2011–Aug 2014

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Success Story

Trainings are changing how teacher education faculty members at Kenyatta University instruct their students.

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