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The Mount has been referred to as “the best practicum system in the country.” As an international leader in the provision of curriculum development, student-centred-learning, and community responsive teacher education and partnership, the Mount works closely with local, national and international education partners in the field of teacher and educator education. The University is also a member of the Metro Halifax Universities Consortium, the Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents, the Association of Atlantic Universities, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and the Women’s College Coalition. In addition, the Mount has worked in partnership with many corporations and external agencies, which have generously supported the establishment of specialized programs and facilities. International partnerships and local collaborative engagement, allow the Mount to provide cutting-edge educational opportunities to serve the needs of our students, our community and the global economy, while also providing a working model from which other educational institutions may benefit from our expertise and successes.

 Sample of the Mount's Customized Group Training & Study Tour

Curriculum and Education Project: 2008

MSVU and partners were awarded a highly competitive contract to provide professional development training for local teachers, teacher mentors, principal mentors and curriculum consultants, as well as to implement a change management team to support the education transformation process in Abu Dhabi.

Study Tour: 2007

MSVU designed and implemented a two week study tour for six senior decision-makers from the Ministry of Education, University of Education, Directorate of Staff Development, and Canada-Pakistan Basic Education Project from Pakistan to visit Canadian teacher education institutions (Universities), education governing bodies, schools, and teacher certification authorities. The tour included visits to MSVU, University of Prince Edward Island, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Ottawa, and the University of Regina to discover the variety of quality pre-service teacher education programs in Canada.  Participants were also provided opportunities to visit the Nova Scotia Department of Education, The Ontario College of Teachers, Ontario Ministry of Education, Saskatchewan Learning and a number of secondary and elementary schools across Canada.

Curriculum Reform Workshop: 2005

MSVU Designed and implemented a two day curriculum orientation workshop for 360 teachers on behalf of the Secondary Education Modernization Programme in Trinidad. 

Curriculum Reform Workshop: 2005

MSVU designed and implemented a two day curriculum orientation workshop for 60 teachers on behalf of the Secondary Education Modernization Programme in Trinidad and the Tobago House of Assembly.

Study Tour: 2005

MSVU designed and implemented a 21 day short-course and study tour for 22 Technology Education train-the-trainers officers from the Ministry of Education, Government of Trinidad and Tobago to examine in detail the design and implementation of Technology Education in Nova Scotia schools.

International Public Policy Forum: Information Session: 2005

MSVU designed and implemented a significant public forum information session in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Government of Barbados in education development and reform. This public policy forum was held at the Sherbourne Convention Centre, Bridgetown, Barbados with more than five hundred participants.

International Public Policy Forum: Information Session: 2005

MSVU Designed and coordinated a National Curriculum policy forum for the Ministry of Education, Government of Trinidad and Tobago.  MSVU additionally coordinated the design and delivery of a two day national consultation held at the Learning Resource Centre, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago for over six hundred participants.

Curriculum Reform Consultations: 2004

MSVU designed and implemented a curriculum reform consultation for the Tobago House of Assembly, Education Department and hosted sessions for sixty teachers and twenty-five education administrators from various secondary schools on the island of Tobago.


For a complete listing of our projects and for more information on how we can assist you with your group training and study tours, please contact the International Projects Office.