Become an Araratian Baccalaureate Teacher

1. Guide for filling in the application form
2. How to become an Araratian Baccalaureate teacher: stages and steps
3. Araratian Baccalaureate Professional Teacher Development Program: admission requirements
4. Complete guides to prepare for subject tests:
Armenian language and literature
Armenian history

Teaching the Araratian Baccalaureate

The Araratian Baccalaureate is an academically rigorous high school qualification with demanding teaching standards. Araratian Baccalaureate teachers have the following profile:



Personal qualities:

Araratian Baccalaureate Professional Teacher Development Program

The AB Professional Teacher Development and Certification Program is a 10-11-month free development program developed by the Ayb Educational Foundation in collaboration with the Institute of Education (IoE) at the University College London (UCL), an international leader in education research and teacher preparation.

Applicants for the program should be well-versed in their subject and committed to student success and educational effectiveness.

The program is carried out through face to face trainings and online teaching. The first part (20-21 weeks) includes three face to face trainings each lasting 2-3 days, while the second part (20 weeks) is the probation period during which participants test the knowledge and skills they obtain during the program and work with their mentors. During the probation period, the program participants carry out a research work, which forms an important component of their portfolio.

The development program aims to prepare self-reflective practitioners who will be active participants in the AB community of practice and will engage in lifelong professional development as a part of that community.

Within the next decade, 2,000 teachers are projected to benefit from the AB Professional Teacher Development Program

The Program Units

Professionalism: Leading Self



Investigation of own practice

Exploration of Subject

Attaining and Maintaining Certification

Attainment of the AB Professional Teacher Development Program standards is assessed through a portfolio of evidence with respect to each standard as well as self-reflection on each.   Participants are expected to maintain a journal throughout the certificate program to develop as self-reflective practitioners, to contribute to on-line and face-to-face discussions and activities, and to submit an annotated portfolio (typically 150-200 pages in length), keyed to the standards, for final evaluation comprising the following components:

  1. Vision statement
  2. Reflective statements on face-to-face instruction
  3. Annotated lesson plans applying the learning from units 1-3, with evaluation and reflective statements
  4. Reflective papers/summary on readings discussed in reading journal groups
  5. Written investigation into your practice
  6. Lesson observation feedback
  7. Statements from the mentor and journal group leader regarding participation in group activities
  8. An holistic reflective statement on the ASTC program

Each teacher’s performance is assessed against the Teachers’ Standards to a level that is consistent with what should be reasonably expected of that teacher, given his or her current role and experience.

The program also supports teachers by providing them a self-progress monitoring tool – The Standards Progress Tracker. This supports the development of the AB program participants’ progress towards and beyond the Teachers’ Standards during the AB teacher training and certification.

AB Professional Teacher Development Program provides a one-year unique teacher development opportunity

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