Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy (RTTEMA)

Introduction

Academy's Philosophy

  • Humanity and democracy;
  • Internationalization of the study process and mobility;
  • Application and use of modern IT;
  • Creativity;
  • Integration of academic disciplines and practice;
  • Participation of students improving study programs.

Mission

The mission of RTTEMA is to offer and provide life-long learning in the accredited study programs of the academy and contribute considerably to the educational and cultural life of Latvia – both its regions and Riga.

The Academy’s goal is to provide each student with an opportunity to acquire professional and academic higher education in the areas of pedagogy, psychology, business and management, as well as motivation for professional life and constant self-improvement.

Concept

RTTEMA prepares teachers who are able to prepare pupils for life and work in information society. The conceptual cornerstones of RTTEMA study process are intelligence, competence and proficiency. Each study program enables our students to develop the necessary professional competencies.

History

RTTEMA is a conceptually and technically modern professional higher education institution (HEI) founded by the state.

It started its work in 1994 with 1273 students and now is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Latvia in terms of the number of students.

Notwithstanding its young age, RTTEMA inherited the traditions of the educational institutions for teachers dating back to 1946. RTTEMA was founded on the occasion of the merger of two institutions: Riga Teachers’ Institute and Imanta Teachers’ Institute.

RTTEMA Fact File

RTTEMA:

  • is a state higher education institution established in 1994;
  • educates more than 3,5 thousand students in full-time and part-time studies;
  • employs 160 lecturers and docents;
  • organizes international conferences;
  • publishes scientific articles;
  • implements projects of scientific research;
  • facilitates student and teacher international mobility;
  • is an active member of international organizations;
  • organizes guest lectures and master classes of prominent professionals;
  • offers 25 study programs at college, bachelors, master sand PhD levels;
  • provides opportunities to acquire the professions of teacher, educational manager, personnel, business, and office manager, career counselor, trade and marketing and PR specialist, obtain education in the sphere of psychology.

Vision

Our Academy is a recognized university and international centre of pedagogical research, with a campus and research basis, as well as affiliates in other countries.

Strategy

The Academy has created a favourable environment characterized by humane values and relations. The activities of our staff are based on creative, equal in rights, responsible cooperation and dialogue. The strategic aims of the coming years are:

  • to encourage the Academy’s continuing development by creative work;
  • to carry out research directed towards the development and implementation of the Academy’s conception and the perfection of the Latvian educational system;
  • to provide high quality studies purposefully improving the methodological and technical provision of the study process;
  • to maintain regionalism – offer new possibilities of education to the inhabitants of Latvia close to their place of residence.

Academy's Intellectual Environment

  • Board of Professors in Pedagogy;
  • Pedagogic Scientific Institute;
  • Creativity Scientific Institute;
  • Child Language Research Center;
  • Psychological Research Institute;
  • Nature and Working Environment Institute;
  • Several methodic centers;
  • Young Teachers’ Club;
  • RTTEMA Centre of Further Education;
  • Library with stocks in 10 cities of Latvia.
  • Academy's Psychological Environment
  • Democratic and creative;
  • Favouring the identity of each individual;
  • Directed towards mutual cooperation.

Students' service and social life

Students are provided administrative support at International Office and social support at Students’ Parliament. Apart from these units students have an opportunity of involving themselves in the following cultural undertakings:

  • Mixed choir "Fortius";
  • Female Choir "Balta";
  • Chamber orchestra "Gaudeamus Orchestra";
  • Big band;
  • Sports club;
  • Folk Dance Group “Dejotprieks” (Joy of Dance).
  • Also, there are activities offered to Latvian exchange students via ESN (Erasmus Student Network) Riga.

Academy's Physical Environment

  • 3 buildings – 1 in Riga, 1 in Cesis and 1 in Kuldiga;
  • Students' café;
  • 2 sport halls, a stadium;
  • 2 computer rooms with Internet access;
  • gradually and regularly renovated study premises;
  • Provision of technical support (video cameras, OHPs, beamers, computers, microscopes etc. There is a free access to pianos, a digital organ and a pipe organ).
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Professional Master in Pedagogy of Music

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 Latvia Riga + 1 more

Ability to analyse regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct scientific research in music pedagogy, use qualitative and quantitative research methods; prepare a cultural project proposal for accessing funding; work with computer programs designed for music. [+]

Degree acquired: Professional Master's degree in pedagogy of music The length of the studies: The length of full time studies: 1 year and 5 months or 3 semesters The length of part-time studies: 2 years or 4 semesters Conduct of the studies 1. study year - October (Introductory lecture, exercises etc.), January, June, July; 2. study year October, January (defence of the Master paper). Requirements for beginning the study programme: higher professional or professional bachelor's education and/or qualification of a teacher in various subjects connected to music. Requirements for acquiring the qualification: - academic courses that provide the newest advances in theory and practice of the field; - research and innovation study courses; - practice; - development and defence of the master paper. Professional status: right to work in research, teaching and professional work in the field of music pedagogy. Option to continue studies on a doctoral level. The results of the studies: Knowledge in: music pedagogy, didactics, methodology; world and Latvian music history; culturology, arts management and marketing theory; modern pedagogical and psychological approaches; unity of human physiological motor and mental functions. Ability to analyse regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct scientific research in music pedagogy, use qualitative and quantitative research methods; prepare a cultural project proposal for accessing funding; work with computer programs designed for music. Attitude: positive attitude towards the profession of a music teacher, positive attitude towards children, school children, students. The students are offered opportunities to participate in the speciality relevant workshops: - Choir conductors - become acquainted with Latvian choir traditions; - Jazz players - Participate in Saulkrasti Jazz Festival http://saulkrastijazz.lv/ - Instrumentalists - Participate in International Latvian Young Musicians workshop in Sigulda; - Music education teachers - to get acquainted with the Latvian education system and music education institutions. Research experience can be improved in RPIVA organized international conferences. Students can perfect their creative talent singing in RPIVA women choir Balta, playing in the Gaudeams chamber orchestra, or the Big Band. [-]

MSc

European Master in Educational Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga Austria Norway + 2 more

The program offers a blend of practical knowledge, conceptual frameworks and state-of-the-art research while emphasizing a global perspective on educational management. [+]

Degree: Education science Master's Degree Professional status: Provides access to start research, pedagogical and professional activities in branch Educational and professional goals: It prepares future leaders of educational institutions to work in the fields of early childhood, secondary, vocational, adult, continuing or higher education and other related sectors on a national or international level. The program offers a blend of practical knowledge, conceptual frameworks and state-of-the-art research while emphasizing a global perspective on educational management. The program enables graduates to fulfill functions in all education-related organizations. They will demonstrate an advanced understanding of current management, leadership and pedagogical issues and challenges of the educational sector as well as the ability to take a global perspective in tackling management issues in education. In response to the broad range of challenges that arise in practice, graduates acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the fields of management, leadership and pedagogy. Their competence profile enables them to assume leadership positions in the following types of institutions and industries: Preschool & Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary Education Providers, Vocational Education Providers, Continuing Education Providers, Higher Education Providers, Adult Education Providers, Special Education Providers, Service Companies (e.g. Consultancies), Associations, Public Institutions and Authorities (Ministries etc.). [-]

Contact
Location address
Imantas 7. linija 1,
LV-1083 LV