International Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
In collaboration with the Seminaries and Institutes (S&I) and Brigham Young University–Hawaii, the International Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is a partnership created to provide professional development programs for S&I teachers and administrators in the Pacific. These programs are intended to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to teach and administer. The third partner in this program, the Church Missionary Department, provides an essential service to the success of this program.
Couples with teacher education expertise are called to serve as ITEP missionaries and adjunct faculty to the Teacher Education Program in Kiribati, Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga. With their professional backgrounds, they provide needed instruction in the designated coursework and supervision required in each country. As needed, faculty members from the church university campuses are also utilized to provide essential services.