Education Leadership Academy

About us

The Education Leaders Academy, empowered by Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (Misk) and Riyadh Schools, aims to empower Saudi teachers through diverse training programs. It focuses on enhancing teachers' capabilities, fostering skill development, and nurturing them into creative and impactful leaders.

Our Vision​

Contribute to achieving excellence in the educational system by empowering Saudi teachers to become influential and innovative leaders in teaching and learning.

Our Mission

Provide comprehensive and diverse training programs to empower Saudi teachers and schools leaders to enhance their educational and leadership skills.

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Program tracks & requirements

    • Teacher Training Track
    • Teacher Training Track in English Language.
    • Qualifications needed:
    • Bachelor degree.
    • Subject Qualification:
    •  All subjects.
    • GPA:
    • 3 and above.
    • Target audience:
    • Fresh Graduates and teachers with experience.
    • Gender:
    • Male/Female
    • English Language proficiency:
    • Must achieve IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 61, TOEFL PBT 500, or STEP 83.
    • Teacher Training Track
    • Teacher Training Track in Arabic language.
    • Qualifications needed:
    • Bachelor Degree
    • Subject Qualification:
    • Arabic language and its literature, Islamic education, Social Studies, Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Social Counseling.
    • GPA:
    • 3 and above.
    • Target audience:
    • Fresh Graduates and teachers with experience.
    • Gender:
    • Male/Female
    • Leadership track
    • Qualifications needed:
    • Bachelor’s degree, Masters, Ph.D. Education degrees.
    • Subject Qualification:
    • Education.
    • GPA:
    • 3.5 and above.
    • Min years of experience:
    • 5 years teaching experience with min 2 years school leadership experience.
    • Gender:
    • Male/Female
    • English Language proficiency:
    • Must achieve IELTS 6.5, TOEFL IBT 79, TOEFL PBT 550, or STEP 97.
    • Teacher Assistant track
    • Qualifications needed:
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Subject Qualification:
    • All subjects.
    • GPA:
    • 3.0 and above.
    • Target audience:
    • Fresh Graduates.
    • Gender:
    • Male/Female
    • English Language proficiency:
    • Must achieve IELTS 4.5, TOEFL IBT 45, TOEFL PBT 450, or STEP 64.

What to expect


Sponsorship for two academic years.


Experience top-tier training at the academy in collaboration with a prestigious university.


Experience top-tier training at the academy in collaboration with a prestigious university.

Program highlights

Start date

2024 – 2026


2 Years




Teachers, school leaders, teachers assistants


Riyadh Schools Platform​

Program type​​


Opportunity Now Open For Saudi Graduates & Teachers

The Journey of future education leaders

Post Graduate Certificate From University Of Toronto





Post Graduate Certificate PDQ For Teachers




Why should you enroll?

  • Job opportunities for excellent trainees.
  • Monthly financial reward during the training period.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. To apply, select the desired program and click on the “Apply Now” button.
  2. Evaluation Process
    • The evaluation process consists of three rigorous stages: requirements check, thorough initial evaluation, and one-to-one online interview.
    • Each stage will assess the eligibility of candidates to progress to the next stage. Applicants will be notified of their progress via email.
  3. Application Confirmation Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their program enrollment. Additional program-specific requirements will also be shared.

You will receive a confirmation email indicating that your application has been successfully received.

All applicants will receive an update on their application process within 2 to 3 weeks after completing their application.

Successful applicants who meet the qualifications will be required to submit a video. Yes, it is a mandatory component of the application.

See table below for more clarifications:

Teacher Area Specialization

Degree Required


School Leadership

Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in any subject

Experience as a teacher and school leadership is advantageous.

Physical Education

Bachelor’s in Sports Science, Physical Education

Fresh graduates are accepted.

Information Technology/Computers

Bachelor’s in Computers or IT

Fresh graduates are accepted.


Bachelor’s degree in Art specialization

Fresh graduates are accepted.


Bachelor’s in Early Childhood

Fresh graduates are accepted.


Bachelor’s in Arabic language, literature, or similar

Fresh graduates are accepted.

Islamic Studies

Bachelor’s in Islamic Studies or a similar field

Fresh graduates are accepted.

Social Studies

Bachelor’s in Social Studies, History, or Geography

Fresh graduates are accepted.

Nursery Teachers

Bachelor’s in Early Childhood or specialization in ages 2-4 years old

Fresh graduates are accepted.

Teacher Assistants

A degree in any specialty

Fresh graduates are accepted.


The program is a two-year course. The first year entails comprehensive classwork, followed by a second year of teaching with personalized coaching and mentoring directly from the prestigious university.

The Teacher Training and Leadership Academy offers this program free of charge. There are no registration fees.

The postgraduate diplomas, certificates, and programs offered by the academy are affiliated with the University of Toronto. These programs hold international acceptance. Upon graduation, the diplomas will be accredited and licensed by local educational authorities.

Yes, attendance is mandatory. Candidates must maintain a minimum attendance of 90% to be eligible for graduation. The policy will be shared with all successful candidates during the orientation week.

The program is conducted entirely in person, with face-to-face interaction and full-time presence in classes. The academy provides a simulated school environment where participants engage in sports activities, volunteering, and extracurricular programs.

The Teacher Training and Leadership Academy offers HRDF (HADAF) financial aid opportunities to qualified candidates. 

Yes, upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate or diploma issued by the Teacher Training and Leadership Academy. The certificate/diploma will be awarded based on the specific track completed and will reflect the specialization and achievements of the individual.

Absolutely! The Teacher Training and Leadership Academy is committed to providing comprehensive professional development opportunities for program participants. These may include workshops, seminars, conferences, and networking events that facilitate connections with experienced educators, experts, and industry professionals.  

Unfortunately, No, the Teacher Training and Leadership Academy welcomes applications from Saudi candidates only.

The Teacher training and Leadership Academy offers career support services to program graduates, which may include job placement in Riyadh schools Platform schools, Misk Foundation group of schools, and access to job opportunities with our partners. The academy aims to support participants in their transition to successful teaching or leadership careers.

The Teacher Training and Leadership Academy provides various support services to ensure the success and well-being of program participants. These services may include academic advising, counseling, tutoring, library resources, and access to technology and learning resources. The academy strives to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students.

The training will be conducted in person in Riyadh City. 

  • Teacher Training track: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 61, TOEFL PBT 500, or STEP 83.

  • Leadership Training track: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL IBT 79, TOEFL PBT 550, or STEP 97.

  • Teacher assistant track: IELTS 4.5, TOEFL IBT 45, TOEFL PBT 450, or STEP 64.

Yes! all applicants are required to provide an English proficiency Test score, it could be IELTS, TOEFL,  or STEP. All applicants must adhere  to the scores required in the track they are applying for. 

This is a sample module that is subject to change, however, it should give an idea of what will be covered in each track.

  • Strategic planning and goal setting.
  • Instructional leadership (use of student achievement data, provision  of professional development, leading  innovative teaching strategies and technology enhanced learning).
  • Administration (budgets, schedules, facilities, human resources etc.)
  • Developing and fostering professional learning communities.
  • Teacher evaluations, hiring, promoting, unsatisfactory performance.
  • Walk through observation skills and providing descriptive feedback to teachers.
  • Communication and marketing skills.
  • Student success and achievement and the role of the principal.
  • Leadership framework knowledge and skills.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Action planning for home school.


  • Beliefs, student engagement and classroom management.
  • Planning.
  • Assessment for learning, assessment of learning and assessment as learning.
  • Inquiry-based learning.
  • Differentiated instruction.
  • Meeting the needs of students with special learning needs.
  • Cooperative learning.
  • Technology enhanced learning.
  • Strategies for subject specific teaching.
  • Action planning for home school.
  • Building Professional Learning Communities.


  • Student Growth & Development Principles of Learning Introduction to Exceptionalities.
  • Physical and Medical Exceptionalities.
  • Behavioral Exceptionalities.
  • Assistive Technologies, Teamwork & Collaboration.
  • Parent Partnerships.

The program targets recent bachelor’s degree graduates in the following specializations

  • Arabic language and its literature
  • Islamic education
  • Social Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Social Counseling

GPA: 3 and above.

Minimum years of experience: Fresh graduates or one year of experience in the field of education.

Gender: Male Female

Applicant Age: Applicants up to the age of 35 are accepted.

The program begins on February 25, 2024, and the training continues for two years.

One year of theoretical education on the PDQ Teaching and Learning Program followed by an intensive English language program ESL.

And a year of practical on-the-job training.

By introducing you to educational concepts, principles, theories, and international best practices to apply new ideas and methods in teaching, improve the quality of student education, and involve them in the educational process. In addition to your training, you plan and implement lessons and evaluate experiences and results to plan further development.

The portfolio you will submit at the end of the training will be evaluated by academic experts certified by the Cambridge Authority in Britain.

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